Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery

Being able to use your arms and hands without experiencing pain or a limited range of motion is important to your quality of life. Whether the result of injury or due to a condition like arthritis, elbow, wrist, or hand issues can make everyday activities much more difficult.

The team at North Carolina Speciality Hospital understands the effect these conditions can have on your life. If your condition requires hand, wrist, and elbow surgery, you can count on NCSH to provide the highest quality care from the moment you are admitted through your recovery.

NCSH is home to some of the most accomplished hand, wrist, and elbow surgery providers in the southeast U.S., and we strive to provide the safest and most comfortable environment for patients. Our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons uses some of the most innovative surgical technology available to provide advanced care for a wide range of conditions.

Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery at NCSH

The hand and elbow specialists at NCSH are committed to using innovative technology and techniques for hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. This includes microsurgical techniques to repair delicate nerves and blood vessels, alleviating pain and restoring your range of motion.

Some of the hand, wrist, and elbow surgeries performed at NCSH include:

Hand and Fingers

  • Contracture releases
  • Damaged nerve repair
  • Joint fusions
  • Joint replacements
  • Mass and ganglion excision
  • Open and closed reduction and fixation of fractures
  • Tendon repair
  • Trigger finger release

Wrist and Elbow

  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Fracture fixation: ulna, scaphoid, distal radius, radial head
  • Bicep tendon repair
  • Tennis elbow release
  • Total elbow replacement
  • UCL repair
  • Wrist arthroscopy (diagnostic and operative)

When to Consider Hand, Wrist, or Elbow Surgery

As with most orthopedic conditions, your provider will usually only recommend surgery for a hand, wrist, or elbow condition if more conservative treatment options, like physical therapy, have failed.

There are times, however, when an injury or condition requires immediate surgical intervention. Some fractures, sprains, ligament or tendon tears, and other acute injuries may require immediate surgery in order to prevent long-term complications. Other conditions that may need surgical treatment include arthritis, nerve issues (like carpal tunnel syndrome), and overuse injuries.

Only you and your orthopedic surgeon can determine whether surgery is the best treatment for your condition. We recommend making an appointment if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe pain, or pain that lasts longer than two weeks
  • Swelling, tenderness, or obvious deformity in any part of your arm or hand
  • Trauma from a fall or sports injury
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion in any part of your arm or hand

Ignoring an injury or pain could result in complications, such as muscle atrophy or malunion, which is when a fracture heals incorrectly and causes permanent damage.

The Advantages of Surgery at NCSH

Patients who trust NCSH for hand, wrist, and elbow surgery are treated by some of the most accomplished orthopedic surgeons in North Carolina. In addition to advanced surgical approaches, our patients receive care in an environment that has achieved a five-star rating from CMS for patient experience.

From operating rooms equipped with the most innovative medical technology to spacious patient rooms and comfortable waiting areas for friends and family, NCSH’s committed to the highest-quality patient experience at every step. As a patient, you can expect:

  • Comfortable rooms. If need to stay overnight after your surgery, you’ll rest in a spacious private room equipped with a television, Wi-fi, and a private bath. Nutritious meals are included in your stay.
  • Individualized care. We are proud to maintain a 4:1 patient to nurse ratio on inpatient units, ensuring every patient receives the attentive care they deserve.
  • Discharge planning. When you leave NCSH, you can be confident that you have the information, resources, and tools you need for a safe, healthy recovery.

Patients at North Carolina Specialty Hospital receive the highest level of care with a focus on getting you back to enjoying life and your favorite activities as soon as possible. If you have questions about the facility, its services, or an upcoming procedure, do not hesitate to contact us today.

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