At MedStar Health, we offer a unique combination of experience and vision to successfully treat any hand and elbow condition or injury. We serve as the primary referral center for the most complex hand and elbow injuries and problems. Our orthopedic surgeons have advanced fellowship training and focus exclusively on caring for problems affecting the hands and upper extremities.
Hand and Elbow Surgery
When you visit with us, we spend time with you to gain a complete understanding of your problem. We thoroughly diagnose your condition, and develop a treatment plan that will help restore the function you need to return to your daily activities. We know your goal is to be able to use your hands and arms effectively and without pain. We share that goal and will always work to design a solution that works for you, no matter how complex your injury.
Advanced surgical treatment options we offer include:
- Minimally invasive nerve surgery
- Advanced wrist and elbow surgery
- Complex fracture repair of the hand, wrist and elbow
- Joint replacements of the hand, wrist and elbow
Non-surgical treatment for hand, wrist and elbow injuries
Treatment for an injury can vary depending on its severity. Typically, you will need to temporarily restrict hand or arm movement with a splint or cast. This helps relieve your pain and promotes healing. You may also need to take either prescription or non-prescription medication, as well as avoid activities that cause your pain.
Even if you do not need surgery to treat your injury, you do need experienced hand and elbow specialists who will approach your care with a compassionate, personalized approach. Everyone on our team has specialized fellowship training and focuses exclusively on caring for hand and/or upper extremity conditions.
When you visit us, we will spend time with you to understand the nature of your injury, as well as how it affects your daily life. We will work together with you to develop a well-thought out treatment plan that restores your function, minimizes your pain, and meets the demands of your normal routine. No matter how complex your condition, we will always develop an innovative solution that will work for you.
We can recommend non-surgical treatment options to resolve conditions including:
- Nerve injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Tendon injuries
- Tumors and cysts
Recovery from Non-Surgical Treatment of Injuries
Recovery from non-surgical treatment of injuries depends on the severity of your injury. Your doctor will discuss with you how long you will need to wear a brace or splint and how much physical therapy you will need.