Hands and Wrists at Pima Ortho
Hand, Wrist & Elbow Care
Disorders of the hand and upper extremity are surprisingly common. The hand is formed in a very precise way where even a seemingly harmless problem can upset the delicate structure. These problems may develop from injury, disease or repetitive motion. Without appropriate treatment, a mild disorder of the upper extremity may lead to functional impairment, chronic pain and occasionally deformities.
Pima Ortho’s Expert Hand, Wrist & Elbow Doctors
Since 1984, the hand & upper extremity physicians at Pima Orthopedic Physicians have extensive training, particularly in the minimally invasive techniques for treating many common hand, elbow, and wrist disorders, including endoscopic carpal tunnel release and arthroscopic procedures resulting in quicker recovery and less pain.
Our surgeons are board certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and have attained higher certification in hand surgery through the completion of post medical school fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery. Holding privileges at several area hospitals as well as serving as faculty at major national academic centers, we have extensive experience treating both common as well as complicated upper extremity problems, where an in-depth knowledge is required.
Who Do Hand, Wrist & Elbow Doctors Treat?
Pima Ortho physicians treat patients of all ages, including the entire spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic patients. Individuals are treated using a well thought out, pragmatic, and efficient plan, in an empathic environment, while maintaining insight into rehabilitation and re-education. Each patient is treated as an individual with his or her health status being our prime concern.
What to Expect From Our Care Teams
Patient satisfaction is ensured through our multidisciplinary approach utilizing highly trained individuals from nurse clinicians to hand therapists. Our team’s success is based on an in-depth understanding of problems pertaining to the entire upper extremity, combined with an appreciation of each patient’s functional requirements and needs while always maintaining open avenues of communication.
Surgery, when required, is often performed in an outpatient setting, minimizing discomfort and inconvenience. These extensive measures are taken to provide the best possible experience for all of our patients. Our surgery centers are equipped with state-of-the-art contemporary technology for treating individuals with fractures, dislocations, and traumatic injuries to tendons, nerves or vessels.
Sudden and preexisting hand conditions cause extra stress to everyday life and Pima Ortho is dedicated to returning your comfort and mobility. Commonly diagnosed conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow include:
- Amputations and Prosthetics
- Arthritis: Base of the Thumb
- Arthritis: MCP Joint
- Arthritis: Osteoarthritis
- Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Congenital Differences
- Cumulative Trauma Disorder
- Ganglion Cysts
- Hand Fractures
- Nerve injuries
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Repetitive Strains
- Scaphoid Fractures
- Tendon Transfer Surgery
- Thumb Sprains
- Traumatic Injuries
- Trigger Finger: Stenosing Tenosynovitis