Hand and Upper Extremity
If you have hand, elbow or arm pain, everyday tasks such as opening a door, holding a pen or tying a shoe can be a struggle. The hand and upper extremity specialists at Salem Hospital use a variety of non-surgical and surgical approaches to help eliminate pain, restore function and get you back to the things you love.
Patients who have hand or upper extremity pain or disability will be evaluated by a member of our orthopedic team, who will provide a comprehensive evaluation. Diagnostic exams such as X-rays, MRI or CT may also be required. Following the evaluation, our team will diagnose your condition and work with you to develop the optimal treatment plan.
Patients experiencing hand and upper extremity pain or disability may find relief with non-surgical treatment options that we will evaluate carefully. Our orthopedic experts may suggest physical therapy, medication or other treatments to alleviate pain and restore function.
If your physician determines that surgery is the best treatment for you, our surgical team includes experts who specialize in minimally-invasive techniques that enable you to recover more quickly. Your physician will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs to ensure that you return to daily activities as quickly and safely as possible.
Hand & Upper Extremity Conditions Treated:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Dupuytren's contracture, an abnormal thickening of the skin at the base of the fingers that causes the fingers to curl inward or sideways
- Fractures and sprains
- Ligament injuries
- Nerve compression
- Nerve injuries
- Peripheral nerve disorders
- Sports-related injuries, such as tennis elbow or golf elbow
- Tendon injuries
- Wrist pain