Hand Surgery at Dunham Orthopaedics
Whether for work, play or just performing everyday activities, our hands and wrists are an essential tool. Dunham Orthopaedics knows the human hand as a delicate and complex structure. A roadmap of ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and bones are critical to hand and wrist function. See Dr. Dunham today for an accurate diagnosis and customized surgical or non-surgical treatment plan. You might be a little league baseball player, a working mom or a senior citizen just wanting to get fit. Dunham Orthopaedics treats all ages and a wide-range of injuries and disease. Make your appointment and let Dr. Dunham help you get back to pain-free living today.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist causing pain, numbness and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and the thumb side of the ring fingers.
Thumb arthritis is common with aging, and occurs when cartilage wears away from the ends of the bones that form your thumb joint — also known as the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint.
De Quervain’s Tendinitis
De Quervain’s disease is a painful inflammation of tendons in the thumb that extend to the wrist. The swollen tendons and their coverings rub against the narrow tunnel through which they pass. That causes pain at the base of the thumb and into the lower arm.
Flexor Tendon Injuries
A deep cut on the palm side of your fingers, hand, wrist, or forearm can damage your flexor tendons, which are the tissues that help control movement in your hand. A flexor tendon injury can make it impossible to bend your fingers or thumb.
Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist
A ganglion cyst is a tumor or swelling on top of a joint or the covering of a tendon (tissue that connects muscle to bone). It looks like a sac of liquid (cyst). Inside the cyst is a thick, sticky, clear, colorless, jellylike material. Depending on the size, cysts may feel firm or spongy.
Trigger finger is a painful condition that causes the fingers or thumb to catch or lock when bent. Trigger finger happens when tendons in the finger or thumb become inflamed.