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The specialty-trained wrist doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's leading experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating wrist injuries and conditions.
Wrist pain often occurs when you fall. When a fall is happening, the typical reaction is to reach out your hand to brace the fall. However, when you hit the ground, it causes the wrist to bend backward (hyper-extend), which injures the joints and soft tissues within the wrist.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is also a common cause of wrist pain. This condition is known as a repetitive stress injury, which means the damage occurs over time, as a person performs a similar action again and again. Arthritis and aging can cause wrist pain, too. Depending on the condition, the wrist pain a person experiences can vary. For instance, a common complaint associated with carpal tunnel syndrome is that the wrist feels tingly. Since wrists are complex and made up of eight tiny bones connected to two large bones, it’s important to consult with a wrist doctor due to their experience diagnosing and managing the treatment of wrist pain.
Common Conditions Seen by a Wrist Doctor
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- DeQuervain's disease
- Distal or scaphoid fractures
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Ganglion cysts
- Hyper-extension injuries
- Kienbock's disease
- Ligament injuries
- Pinched nerves
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sprained wrist
- Tendon injuries
- Trauma-related injuries
- Trigger finger
If you are suffering from any of the following common symptoms, it is recommended you seek nonsurgical care or surgical treatment from a wrist or upper extremity specialist near you:
- Pain that extends from the finger or thumb to the wrist or elbow
- Pain when turning the wrist
- Popping sensation or a clicking sound
- Sharp pain when twisting to perform a daily task, such as turning a doorknob
- Tingling in the hand or the forearm
- Wrist feels weak or wobbles
At Desert Orthopaedic Center, our specialists understand that wrist pain can impact the quality of life for a patient. While conservative or minimally invasive treatment options are recommended first, your injury or condition may require a more advanced type of treatment, such as wrist surgery. Our surgeons use the newest techniques and leading-edge technologies. Common procedures and techniques used by our upper extremity surgeons include the following:
- Arthroscopic surgery of the wrist
- Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
- Fracture care
- Joint reconstruction of the wrist
- Ligament reconstruction
- Surgical nerve repair
Our doctors are committed to delivering specialized care and a customized treatment plan focused on the needs of the patient so our patients are able to return to their daily activities quickly and safely.
Contact us today to consult with a wrist specialist at Desert Orthopaedic Center. Please call (702) 731-4088 or request an appointment online to be seen at one of our locations in Las Vegas, Nevada, our Central Office, Northwest Office, or Southwest Office, or at our location in Henderson, Nevada.
Choose Excellence at Desert Orthopaedic Center
With years of experience and advanced training devoted to the orthopaedic care, our specialty-trained doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating wrist injuries and conditions, and they are dedicated to working with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan suited to your unique needs and goals.
Our wrist surgeons, Dr. John Baldauf, Dr. Roger Fontes, Dr. Lawrence Huff, Dr. Michael Lee, and Dr. William Stewart, are the leading specialists in the region who have the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your wrist injury or condition.
To consult with a wrist doctor at our practice, please request an appointment online or call (702) 731-4088.