Our Specialties – Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Hand, wrist or elbow pain may be caused by many different factors ranging from sports injuries including sprains and strains to fractures and other trauma, as well as tendonitis, or other inflammatory conditions related to aging and arthritis. When you experience pain in your hand, wrist or elbow and it limits your ability to do the things you want to do, it is time to see your orthopedic specialist at Westlake Orthopaedics, who have extensive training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these disorders. Our doctors use advanced minimally invasive techniques to treat the network of tendons, ligaments, and bones in the hand and wrist, and utilize a wide array of conservative treatments for the elbow which rarely requires surgical intervention.

Common conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Finger Conditions (Swan Neck, Boutonniere, Trigger Finger/Thumb)
  • Flexor/Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Hand/Finger Dislocations
  • Hand Nerve Injury/Repair
  • deQuervain’s Tendonitis
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Wrist Fractures
  • Bicep Tendon Tear at Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Pitcher’s Elbow
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow bursitis

Symptoms of hand, wrist or elbow pathology include:
Any recent injury resulting in swelling or deformity, limited range of motion, numbness or tingling, weakness, or catching/locking or inability to move the fingers.

Where the pain is:
Pain may be present in the hand, across the palm, thumb, wrist, in the forearm, or at the elbow.

How we diagnose:
We first perform a physical exam and look for any signs of musculoskeletal pathology. We perform x-rays in the office to evaluate the bones to see if there is evidence of arthritis, fracture, or other issues which could contribute to the presenting symptoms. If there are signs of hand, wrist or elbow pathology, we may perform additional diagnostics, such as Ultrasound, an MRI or CT.

Treatments:
Based on the history of the symptoms and physical exam findings including diagnostic testing, treatments may include oral medications and/or physical therapeutic modalities, injections, minimally invasive arthroscopy, or more advanced surgical treatment.

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Westlake Orthopaedics Spine & Sport
5656 Bee Caves Rd.
Suite K-200
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: 512-329-6644
E-mail: ggrant@westlakeortho.net

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Westlake Orthopaedics Spine & Sports

Westlake Orthopaedics Spine & Sports
5656 Bee Cave Road
West Lake Hills, Texas 78746