When you need to see a hand surgeon, HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care - St. Elizabeth's offers patient-first care. Find out more about what a hand surgeon does below.
What are the most common conditions seen/treated in the hand surgery department?
- Carpal tunnel
- Trigger finger
- Hand/wrist arthritis
- Tennis elbow
- Hand/wrist/forearm fractures
- Tendon/nerve lacerations
- Tumors/ganglion cysts
Do you offer non-surgical options for hand issues?
We offer injections and hand therapy for non-surgical cases.
When do you recommend someone see a hand surgeon?
We recommend seeing a hand surgeon anytime a patient has a hand problem, concern, symptom or injury.
What technologies do you use to help provide the best care for your patients?
We use minimally invasive surgical techniques and instruments to perform small-joint arthroscopy and endoscopic nerve surgery. In addition, we have advanced technology to perform microsurgery, as well as ultrasound, MRI, CT and X-ray.
Are certain people more prone to having hand issues?
Young people usually have injuries, tendonitis, etc. Older people tend to have arthritic and degenerative problems. Patients who are pregnant or patients with diabetes and hypothyroidism may be more likely to have carpal tunnel and trigger finger/tendonitis. Anyone can have an issue of the hand that may need to be evaluated by a hand surgeon.
To see an HSHS Medical Group hand surgeon, call 618-641-5803.