Whether you recently injured your hand or you’ve been living with symptoms for quite a while, you can get the treatment you need from the experienced orthopedic hand surgeons at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic. We’ve been serving the Durham, North Carolina, community since 2003, and our fellowship-trained physicians always take a patient-first approach to care.
Commonly Treated Conditions
The orthopedic hand surgeons at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic have experience treating a wide range of conditions affecting the hands and wrists. Some of the issues we most commonly see include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – When the tissues surrounding the carpal tunnel swell up, it can place pressure on the nerve running through that passageway, which can in turn cause pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and a burning sensation. Although carpal tunnel syndrome can often be treated with conservative measures, surgery is sometimes needed to relieve pressure on the nerve.
- Trigger finger – Trigger finger occurs when the tendon sheath surrounding a finger becomes narrowed due to irritation and inflammation, eventually causing the finger to become locked in a bent position. If conservative treatments don’t provide relief, an orthopedic hand surgeon can widen the space around the flexor tendon.
- Joint dislocations – When one of the bones in a hand joint moves out of position, it can cause pain and swelling and make it difficult to move the hand and fingers. Although dislocations can often be treated with a closed reduction, they sometimes require open reduction surgery to realign the joint and repair any damaged tissues.
If you’d like to meet with one of the orthopedic hand surgeons at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, contact us today. Our Durham, NC, office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and is conveniently located near the intersection of I-40 and Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard.