Hand, Wrist & Elbow
We often take our hands for granted, until a condition or injury affects our ability to use them. The hand, wrist and elbow specialists at Pontchartrain Orthopedics & Sports Medicine treat the full spectrum of injuries and conditions affecting the upper extremity.
What is a Hand Specialist?
In addition to completing medical school and a residency in orthopedic surgery, an orthopedic hand specialist completes an additional year of training called a hand surgery fellowship. A specialist is board certified. Board certification requires continuing training in the latest diagnostic techniques and surgical procedures. Simply put, a hand specialist has the highest level training, expertise and experience to accurately diagnose and effectively treat any hand condition.
Hand Conditions Treated
Our specialists and staff completely understand how vital healthy hands are. Our hands are necessary for achieving our most basic needs and performing our most complex actions. Some of the more common hand injuries & conditions treated include:
Wrist Conditions Treated
Like our hands, the wrists are a complex structure of eight bones critical for the hands to perform a wide range of actions and movements. Below you’ll find more information about common wrist conditions and how they are treated:
The elbow is a major hinge joint and network of ligaments in one of the most active regions of the human body. Working in concert with the shoulder and wrist, the elbow gives the arm great versatility. Below are many of the elbow injuries and conditions we treat: