Hand Injury Treatment for Individuals Who Live, Work & Play in the DeKalb, IL, Area
Specialized hand injury treatment is available at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute near DeKalb, IL. Of course, we understand that some people might wonder whether it is necessary to see a specialist (rather than a general practitioner) for a hand injury. At MOI, we believe that in order to ensure the best possible patient care, it is essential for physicians to study, train, and practice in specialized medical fields so that they are prepared to take full advantage of all recent medical and technological advances. And, due to the intricacy and complexity of the hand, this is especially true with respect to hand injury treatment.
Individuals from DeKalb, Illinois, can receive outstanding care from a hand and upper extremity specialist at MOI, who can provide effective hand injury treatment to address a variety of conditions, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tendonitis of the wrist
- Trigger finger
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Hand arthritis
- Ganglion cysts
- And more
At MOI, hand injury treatment always begins with a thorough evaluation of the patient, including a physical examination and X-rays, laboratory tests, and electrodiagnostic studies, as appropriate. This comprehensive diagnostic process is followed by an in-depth discussion of the patient’s treatment options.
In the majority of cases, we find that nonsurgical approaches like hand therapy (a highly specialized discipline) are sufficient for treating hand injuries. Many of our patients benefit from the services of our on-site hand therapist, who is certified by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. To earn this certification, a therapist must pass a comprehensive examination and complete several years of focused practice.
In general, we view surgery as a last resort for hand injury treatment. However, patients who require surgical intervention can feel confident in MOI’s fellowship-trained surgeons who have extensive experience in performing the latest surgical techniques.
To learn more about the hand injury treatment options available at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute near DeKalb, IL, contact us today.