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Hand & Wrist Health

Hand specialists at Akron General's Orthopedic Center are skilled in treating a broad range and complexity of orthopedic concerns, including hand and wrist disorders, which can affect daily activities and and routines, from typing on a keyboard to simply turning a doorknob.

At Akron General, our goal is to provide relief from the pain and limitations. Our experts are experienced in treating patients with congenital hand disorders, infections, rheumatic conditions and trauma injuries, including:

  • Arthritis of the hands and wrists
  • Bone cysts
  • Bone spurs
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Distal radius fractures
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Fingernail deformities
  • Hand trauma
  • Hand and wrist fractures
  • Inflammatory osteoarthritis
  • Mallet finger
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist pain

Learn more about these conditions that can result in hand or wrist disorders:

When to seek treatment
When loss of function of the amount of discomfort interferes with your everyday life, it’s time to seek the help of a medical professional. Only through an evaluation, can a diagnosis be made and course of treatment recommended to alleviate your discomfort.

Diagnosis of hand and wrist disorders
We understand how the pain from hand and wrist disorders can slow you down. At Akron General’s Hand Center, patients can in one day be seen by a physician, receive appropriate testing , such as radiology tests or nerve conduction studies and be fitted for a brace, if necessary. Hand therapy is also available in the same location.

Treatment for hand and wrist disorders
Depending on your condition and needs, treatment may include therapy, surgery or a combination of both. Our team will works with you and your family to outline the best course of treatment, whether surgical or not.

Patients who do not need hand or wrist surgery may instead benefit from occupational therapy or physical therapy, which can help improve their range of motion and allow them become or remain independent in their everyday lives. If their condition worsens in the future, surgery may be considered.

Some patients can find relief through surgical options for hand and wrist disorders, which can be done on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on the complexity of the surgery and needs of the patient. Following surgery, physical therapy or occupational therapy (or a combination of both) may be ordered.

Schedule an appointment
If you’ve been living with pain from hand and wrist disorders and are ready to do something about it, we’re ready to help. Call the Akron General hand specialists to make an appointment at 330-344-HAND (4263).



Date Updated: 11-APR-2014



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