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 extremities.
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. Specialists are board certified, which requires continual training in the latest diagnostic techniques and surgical procedures. Simply put, a hand specialist has the highest level of 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 include:
Wrist Conditions Treated
Like our hands, the wrists are a complex structure comprised of eight bones and are 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:
Hand Therapy After Treatment
Following a procedure on the hand, wrist or elbow, patients may require specialized hand therapy. Our in-house Hand Therapist applies the therapeutic science of improving the strength and range of motion in an individual’s upper extremity.