Hand And Wrist Surgery

Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Institute -  - Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Institute

Orthopedic Surgery located in Victorville, CA, Pomona, CA, & Barstow, CA

Your hands and wrists are so vital to performing most everyday tasks that pain or dysfunction can severely impact your life. If you have hand and wrist pain, the experienced orthopaedic surgeons at Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Institute can help. They use advanced techniques to perform a variety of hand and wrist surgeries and get you back in action with minimal delay. To find out whether you could benefit from hand and wrist surgery, contact one of the practice's four offices in Victorville, Pomona, or its Barstow, California location. Call to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

Hand and Wrist Surgery Q&A

Why might I need hand and wrist surgery?

Trauma, aging, or overuse can cause painful hand and wrist conditions that might require surgery. While conservative treatments can often be very effective, they don't work in all cases.

If hand and wrist surgery is necessary, the Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Institute team excels in performing surgical procedures to address your condition. 

What conditions might require hand and wrist surgery?

Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Institute treats a wide variety of hand and wrist conditions that might require surgery. These include:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Congenital hand differences
  • Dupuytren's contractures
  • Extensor tendon injuries
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Nerve injuries
  • Keinbock's disease (wrist osteonecrosis)
  • Mallet finger injuries (baseball finger)
  • Skier's thumb (ulnar collateral ligament tear)
  • Swan neck finger deformities
  • Tendinitis
  • Trigger finger and trigger thumb
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis

Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Institute also carries out surgical repairs of injuries such as Bennett's fracture of the thumb, boxer's fractures (broken little finger knuckle), and hand, wrist, and finger dislocations.

What type of hand and wrist surgery might I require?

The type of hand and wrist surgery you need depends on the nature of your injury or disease and other factors, such as your age and lifestyle. Some of the hand and wrist surgeries the Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Institute team performs include:

Tendon and ligament repairs

Some tendon and ligament injuries are repairable by sewing the damaged tissues back together. In other cases, the injury might be too severe and require a tendon transfer. That involves using a piece of tendon from elsewhere in your body to reconstruct ruptured or badly damaged connective tissues in your hand and wrist.

Microvascular surgery

Microvascular surgery might be necessary if you damage the blood vessels in your hand or wrist. It takes enormous skill to navigate and repair the tiny veins and arteries in your hands.

Excision of masses

If you have a cyst or tumor on your hand or wrist, it might require surgical removal.

Fracture surgery

Fractured bones that aren't perfectly aligned need adjusting before you have a cast put on. In some cases, your provider at Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Institute might be able to do this by manipulating the bones with their hands (closed reduction). If this isn't possible, surgery is necessary to repair the breaks and any soft tissue damage.

Finger or wrist joint replacement

If arthritis or a severe injury causes irreparable damage, you might need to undergo joint replacement surgery to fit an artificial joint.

Release surgery

Conditions like trigger finger and thumb and carpal tunnel syndrome arise from swelling and thickening of the connective tissues. Surgeries like carpal tunnel and trigger finger release cut through the thickened tissue.

To benefit from the highest quality hand and wrist surgery, call Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Institute today or book an appointment online.