Your hands and wrists may not look like biomechanical marvels, but don’t let their simple appearance fool you. These are complex structures comprised of numerous bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and other tissues that work together to produce sensation, strength, and range of motion, and enable gripping, grasping, and other fine motor skills.

Injuries, disorders, or deformities that affect the various components of your hands or wrists can reduce overall functionality, making even the most basic tasks difficult. The longer the dysfunction persists, the greater the chances of it negatively impacting your employment, personal relationships, and quality of life.

Are you living with a hand or wrist condition that hasn’t responded to non-surgical care? When conservative treatments fail to provide results, a surgical solution may be just what’s needed to relieve pain and restore hand and wrist function. Northwest Extremity Specialists proudly offers state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment for the hand and wrist at conveniently-located offices throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Here’s what you should know if you’re considering hand or wrist surgery.

You Need an Experienced Hand and Wrist Surgeon

Your hands and wrists are complex, delicate structures that require a specialized surgical approach. Considering surgery for a painful hand or wrist condition? You need an experienced orthopedic hand surgeon. These specialists receive more focused training in the treatment of the hands and wrists than general surgeons, making them true experts in upper extremity care. Looking for a seasoned orthopedic hand and wrist surgeon? Look no further; you’ve come to the right place.

Northwest Extremity Specialists’ exceptional orthopedic surgeons have the education, training, experience, and skill needed to help patients successfully resolve hand and wrist issues as quickly and as safely as possible.

Hand and Wrist Conditions We Treat

At Northwest Extremity Specialists, our highly-skilled orthopedic surgeons provide non-surgical and surgical treatment for wide-ranging conditions affecting the hands and wrists, including:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Complex fractures
  • Trigger finger
  • Infections
  • Nerve damage
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Congenital hand differences

Many hand and wrist conditions respond well to conservative treatments, such as physical and occupational therapies, splinting, and corticosteroid or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. However, if you’ve tried non-surgical treatments but still struggle with discomfort, pain, or dysfunction that disrupts daily activities, our caring and capable doctors can help you determine if surgery is right for you.

Hand and Wrist Surgery and Recovery

Hand and wrist surgeries can treat or correct a variety of injuries and other issues. Also, for patients who worry that undergoing surgery means they’re in for a long and painful recovery, there’s good news: Many common hand and wrist procedures, including arthroscopy, endoscopy, and arthroplasty utilize minimally-invasive surgical methods that require less post-operative downtime than traditional open surgeries. Rather than making long incisions that can take longer to heal, these advanced techniques allow surgeons to access the surgical site via small, puncture-like skin openings called ports. Some surgeries are outpatient procedures, so you may even be able to go home the same day as your operation. We also perform traditional open hand and wrist surgeries.

Regardless of whether you’re having a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure or a more complicated open surgery, our team will guide you through the recovery process and ensure you have the knowledge and tools you need to succeed. Ready to explore your surgical options?

Schedule an Appointment With One of Our Hand and Wrist Surgical Specialists

Don’t let a painful hand or wrist condition prevent you from living your best life. At Northwest Extremity Specialists, our orthopedic hand and wrist surgeons will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan for relieving pain and restoring function. Complete the online contact form or call 503-245-2420 to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. Some of our locations offer same-day or next-day appointments for urgent issues. Call now to find out if you qualify.