Hand & Wrist Injuries We Specialize In Treating.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The symptoms of carpal tunnel are tingling, numbness and weakness in the thumb and/or fingers. Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey (OIOCJ) hand specialists obtain a medical review, examine the hand, and order and analyze a nerve conduction study to diagnose carpal tunnel. A customized treatment plan is created. Symptoms quickly improve. Patients no longer need to worry about carpal tunnel affecting their day-to-day lives.
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Fractures, Breaks & Sprains
- Accidently strikes their hand or wrist with or against a solid object
- Falls on an open or closed hand
- Makes a fist and punches a solid object
Pain, swelling, bruising, and an anatomical deformity are common symptoms. Injuries should be seen by an Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey (OIOCJ) hand specialist as soon as possible. OIOCJ hand specialists are fellowship trained and board-certified. A hand or wrist fracture, break, or sprain is accurately diagnosed and a customized treatment plan is created. Symptoms are quickly reduced and the fracture, break, or sprain heals.
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Degenerative Arthritis, also called Osteoarthritis, typically affects the fingers, causing pain in the joints furthest from the hand. Symptoms tend to flare up, fade away, and return again. During periods of discomfort, splinting, anti-inflammatory medications, heat and ice, and cortisone injections can be helpful to address these concerns. In the event minimally invasive techniques prove ineffective or the pain worsens over time, surgery may help you to achieve longer-lasting relief.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, commonly called Inflammatory Arthritis, can affect any area of the body, including the organs. In many cases, inflammatory arthritis of the hand will be felt near the wrist, which may cause visible deformity. This disorder can advance over time, and it’s important for you to seek out a medical professional experienced in rheumatology to minimize progression.
Basal Joint Arthritis occurs in the hand near the base of the thumb, and it is one of the most common types of arthritis addressed by orthopaedists who specialize in the upper extremity. Fortunately, non-surgical treatment usually can offer significant relief of symptoms and may include medication, splinting, or a cortisone injection. Although uncommon, a joint replacement (tendon arthroplasty) or fusion may be recommended if conservative methods prove ineffective.
Trigger Finger often occurs as a result of repetitive motion such as gripping. The finger often will make a snapping sound when straightened, and it can become permanently stuck in a bent position if left untreated. Non-surgical treatment options include cortisone injections and splinting. In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary.
DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis, also called Mommy’s Thumb, affects the tendons of the wrist closest to the thumb. Turning, grasping, and making a fist can cause significant discomfort. Repetitive motion may be a contributing factor, and this condition is most commonly seen in new mothers. Treatment options include braces, physical therapy, medication, injections, or, in rare cases, surgery.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by chronic elbow pressure. Constantly leaning on the elbow and constantly bending the elbow are common causes. Cubital tunnel symptoms may include:
- Tingling and/or numbness in the 4th and 5th fingers
- Hand weakness
- Elbow and/or forearm pain
Ulnar Ligament Injury
Ganglion Cysts are a type of hand tumor that generally develops on the back of the wrist. These common growths can also be found on the side of the wrist or at the base of a finger or fingernail (mucous cyst).
There are several other tumors that can develop along the hand or fingers, including lipomas (fat), schwannomas and neurofibrommas (nerve), and hemangiomas (blood vessel) tumors. In many cases they cause no discomfort; however, they may become larger and aesthetically unappealing with time.
Giant cell tumors of the tendon sheath should be carefully observed. These benign masses may begin in the hands and then expand to nearby tendons, bone, and other tissue. Aggressive and fast growing, they are one of the few benign tumors that can spread to the lungs. Giant cell tumors should be excised to reduce the risk of them becoming larger, which can make removal more difficult, or before they extend into other structures, which can increase the likelihood of recurrence.
If you notice any new mass in your hand, it’s important to have a qualified hand surgeon evaluate it to determine if the growth could be a tumor. Our experienced medical team will be happy to answer questions about hand tumors or to help you to set up a consultation.
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