Not all problems treated by a hand surgeon need surgery. Hand surgeons often recommend nonsurgical treatments. These treatments for hand problems might include medication, splints, therapy or injections.
When hand surgery is necessary, Riverside orthopedic surgeons often use a minimally invasive procedure called arthroscopic surgery.
Common hand and wrist problems we treat include:
Arthritis is usually the underlying condition that causes the pain and lack of mobility in the hand. Finger joints are usually treated with joint resection or inter-positional reconstructions. Wrists can be treated with all three types of arthroplasty. Whenever possible, these surgeries are done on an outpatient basis.
Other common hand and wrist surgeries include: