What is a hand surgeon?
Hand Surgeons are orthopedic physicians that have received significant training and additional certification to specialize in treatment of the hand, wrist, and forearm.
Why visit a hand surgeon?
The rigorous training and devotion of time to treat and study the hand gives hand specialist greater experience and knowledge in hand, wrist, and forearm care.
Not every visit to a hand surgeon results in hand surgery.
Combination of physical, occupational therapy, or injections can help to eliminate pain and restore movement.
Examples of conditions treated by a hand surgeon are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wrist pain
- Lacerations on the fingers and hand
- Athletic related injuries to the hand and wrist