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Hand and Upper Extremity

Dr. Shumway and patient

The hands, wrists and elbows are responsible for performing nearly all daily tasks – from typing on a computer, to picking up a cup of coffee, to daily hygiene. When injury or disease affects the bones, muscles and nerves, it can be impossible to accomplish the simplest of tasks and overall quality of life may be affected. Mercy Orthopedics provides patients with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to care for the evaluation, treatment and management of hand and upper extremity disorders.

Among those benefiting from our services are individuals with the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Traumatic injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  - weakness and pain in the hand and wrist
  • Tendonitis - inflammation, irritation, and swelling of a tendon
  • Fractures
    • Wrist fractures
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Trigger finger
  • Ganglion cysts
  • De Quervain’s syndrome

Procedures

  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Replantation of digits
  • Complex microsurgical repair of nerves and blood vessels
  • Hand X-ray
  • Carpal tunnel release

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