Modern hand and wrist treatments and surgeries are so effective that you can expect to return to most — if not all — of your regular activities after a hand or wrist injury. The highly skilled team of orthopedic surgeons at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center treats a broad range of hand and wrist conditions, including wrist fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), and fractures at their facilities in Houston, Texas. Request an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
Each of your wrists contains many tiny, fragile bones that glide past each other to allow you to rotate and move your hand in every direction. Numerous muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues help enable proper joint function. Your wrists are in almost constant use, and it should come as no surprise that wrist injuries are common.
The Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center team has extensive training in treating both wrist and hand injuries and chronic conditions. Some of the most common injuries treated by wrist surgeons include:
The team at Preva Surgicare also treats cubital tunnel syndrome, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, Dupuytren’s contracture, osteoporosis, Colles fractures, and mallet finger.
The team uses digital X-rays or ultrasound imaging to diagnose your wrist issue, then designs a treatment plan to suit your specific needs. The team at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center believes in incorporating all your health care providers as part of your treatment plan, including your physical therapist, athletic trainer, and primary care physician.
In most cases, the best way to treat hand and wrist injuries begins with conservative healing methods. You may benefit from:
If these conservative therapies aren’t providing relief, if you have a severe injury, or if your condition is worsening, you might need wrist surgery.
The team at Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center performs a variety of hand and wrist surgery procedures, including carpal tunnel release and minimally invasive arthroscopic hand and wrist surgery. Arthroscopy involves inserting thin, flexible instruments into a tiny incision about the size of a buttonhole.
It’s important to refrain from physical activity for several days after your surgery. Usually, your surgeon recommends you start gradually performing exercises and simple tasks by the time your incisions heal.
Most patients fully recover from hand and wrist surgery within about four to eight weeks, depending on their specific procedure. If you have a severe injury, such as a complete fracture, it could take longer for you to heal and get back to all of your regular activities, but Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center is here to care for you every step of the way.
If you suffer from hand or wrist pain, call Preva Surgicare - Imperial Surgery Center, or book an appointment online today.