Hand, Wrist & Forearm Specialists in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine specializes in providing orthopaedic care of the hand, wrist, and forearm to address both common and uncommon injuries or conditions.
Common Conditions of the Hand, Wrist & Forearm
The hands and wrists are supported and held in place by soft tissue, including tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage. It is very common to experience pain or minor injuries to the hand and wrist throughout life. Common wrist problems include carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, ganglion cysts, tendonitis, fractures and osteoarthritis. These conditions, along with overuse, trauma, and compressed nerves, can cause pain that extends into the forearm restricting movement, dexterity and activities of daily living.
Common Procedures of the Hand, Wrist & Forearm
Treatment for conditions and injuries of the hand, wrist, and forearm can be complex. While physical examination is often the starting point, your doctor may utilize imaging tests to reach a definite diagnosis. Following that, common treatments for many conditions include physical therapy, injections, or surgery.