Hand and Wrist Surgery
Sentara Martha Jefferson’s hand surgery specialists are specialized in the treatment of conditions affecting the hand or arm.
Some of the conditions they treat include: wrist pain, sports injuries, tendon injuries, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Your hands are an important part of your body and serve many functional purposes. When they are injured, it can impact functionality and can require specialized care.
Our hand surgeons have received additional training and certifications to be able to provide you with highly specialized, quality care. They create an individualized treatment plan for each patient that can include both non-surgical and surgical techniques. Our goal is to return maximum functionality as quickly as possible for each patient.
We provide hand surgery procedures to address the following conditions and areas:
- Arthritis of the thumb
- Carpal tunnel syndrome—producing numbness, tingling or pain in the fingers, hand or wrist
- Dupuytren’s contracture—causing the ring and small finger to bend in toward the palm
- Extensor tendon injuries—involving the tendons that allow for extension of the hand or fingers
- Flexor tendon injuries—involving the tendons that allow for cupping the hand or bending the thumb or fingers toward the palm
- Flexion contracture—involving a finger bent at a joint and “stuck” in that position
- Ganglion cyst—a non-cancerous soft tissue mass in the hand or wrist that is filled with fluid
- Lateral epicondylitis—also known as “tennis elbow,” a condition which causes elbow pain with activities involving pushing, pulling, grasping or lifting
- Mallet finger—involving a ruptured tendon that causes a permanent bend at the fingertip
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Skier’s thumb—resulting from trauma to a ligament of thumb that causes side-to-side instability of movement of the thumb
- Trigger finger—involving stiffness and difficulty bending a finger, which may progress to the point where the finger becomes “stuck” in one position