Hand and Wrist Surgery

Restoring Hand and Wrist Function

Hand and wrist injuries can make daily tasks difficult and painful. Brushing your teeth, typing, holding a pan or opening a jar can become tests of endurance.

Scripps hand and wrist specialists are board-certified orthopedic surgeons with subspecialty training in hand and wrist repair. They understand your injury and the best ways to treat it.

From common problems to complex bone fractures or congenital malformations, our orthopedists are expertly qualified to diagnose, treat and help you prevent a variety of hand and wrist conditions.

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • DeQuervain’s syndrome
  • Dislocations and fractures
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Vascular conditions

In some cases, non-surgical options, like physical therapy or braces, may ease pain and restore function.

If surgery is necessary, Scripps offers a wide variety of options, including joint reconstruction, carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel release and nerve and tendon transfers.

Following surgery, you will be partnered with certified occupational and physical therapists as part of your care plan to help you through the physical rehabilitation process.

Surgical options for hands and feet

  • Arthroscopic, minimally invasive surgery: Uses small tools and incisions to repair hand and wrist damage with minimal damage to surrounding tissues
  • Microvascular surgery: Reconstructive technique repairs tiny blood vessels
  • Wrist joint replacement: Replaces injured or diseased bone and tissue with artificial joint

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