Hand and Wrist

( Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand )

Within Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group, we have a number of board-certified orthopaedic surgeons/physicians that are fellowship trained subspecialists in care of the hand and upper extremity.  Our physicians look forward to providing you with the care you need to get you back to your baseline (or much improved) hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder function as soon as possible so that you can return to the activities that you enjoy most.

The hand and upper extremity is a unique area of the human body that is made up of bone, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. These elements must all be in good working order for the hand and upper extremity to function well.  The relationship between all these structures is delicate and refined. An injury or disease can affect any or all of these structures and impair the use of the hand and upper extremity. A qualified hand surgeon is trained to diagnose and treat all problems related to these different structures in the hand, wrist, and forearm.  Hand surgeons have received specialized additional training in the treatment of hand problems beyond their board certified specialty training in orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, or general surgery.  Many hand surgeons also have expertise with problems of the elbow, arm, and shoulder.  Some hand surgeons treat only children, some treat only adults and some treat both.

Common problems treated include:

  • Trigger finger
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Arthritis of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder
  • Sports injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder
  • Fractures of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder

Other problems treated by hand surgeons include arthritis, nerve and tendon injuries, and congenital limb differences (birth defects).  Not all problems treated by a hand surgeon need surgery. Hand surgeons often recommend non-surgical treatments, such as medication, splints, therapy and/or injections.

Dear Patients:

As most of you are aware, over the last several days and weeks we have been learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world.  At Synergy Orthopedic Specialists, we have one goal that we strive for, and that is to keep you, our patients, and our employees safe.  This has been the topic of our planning and conversations and we have implemented several measures to ensure that we do everything possible to reduce the threat of this disease.

Our offices are regularly cleaned and sanitized, but we are now ramping up those procedures to include wiping down counters and other surfaces more frequently.  Additionally, we have hand sanitizer available, and washrooms for thorough hand washing.  We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Our employees have been instructed to frequently use antiseptic hand cleaner as well as handwashing per the CDC instructions.  We also encourage our patients to do the same. If our employees feel sick or begin running a temperature, they have been instructed to stay home.  Similarly, we request that patients who are not feeling well, reschedule their appointments and not come to our clinics while they are ill. 

If our employees become ill, our offices may be functioning with less that optimal staffing; therefore, we request your patience if there are longer than average wait times or other delays.  Any location that may have any direct exposure, will be quarantined for cleaning.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and do all that we can to protect you and our employees.  For more information and guidelines on the Covid-19, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Thank you