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Lehigh Valley's & Berk's Counties Hand Specialists 

Hand and Wrist Fractures, Sprains, and Other Injuries

Our hands and upper extremities are one of the most important and complex parts of our bodies, allowing us to communicate and function in the world. They are also extremely vulnerable to damage from injuries, overuse, and numerous degenerative conditions, such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

OAA’s fellowship-trained physicians have years of experience in minimally invasive surgical and non-surgical techniques. Contact us to discuss treatment options for any and all of your hand and upper extremity issues. 

Call us for same day appointment to get immediate care for hand and wrist injuries near Lehigh Valley.

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Orthopedic Hand and Wrist Specialist - Lehigh Valley

When you’re living with an orthopedic injury of the hand or wrist, you may be experiencing a significant loss of your usual range of motion, as well as severe pain that can have an intensely negative impact on your quality of life. That’s why the experienced, knowledgeable team at OAA offers their experience treating a wide range of upper extremity injuries. Some of these injuries are sustained while playing sports, while others may be caused by an automobile accident or other form of trauma to the area. 

Some common injuries treated by our team of upper extremity specialists include:

  • Hand and wrist fractures, which occur when any of the small bones in the hand or wrist are broken.
  • Tendon injuries, which can affect the muscles inside the hand or the wrist.
  • Dislocated fingers, which occur when any of your fingers have been forced away from the joint connecting them to your hand.
  • Boutonniere deformity, a condition in the hand that occurs after a tendon injury, causing the middle joint of your finger to remain constantly straight.

If you do require surgery for your hand or wrist condition, you can trust the surgeons at OAA to offer the least-invasive option possible to reduce your risk factors, postoperative pain, and overall recovery time. If you have questions, want to learn more, or are ready to get started on your treatment plan, schedule an appointment with OAA today.

Specialists - Hand and Upper Extremities

Richard Battista
Locations:
Allentown Office
Bethlehem Township Office
Lehighton Office
Reading Office
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Patrick McDaid
Locations:
Allentown Office
Lehighton Office
Reading Office
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Jay Talsania
Locations:
Allentown Office
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Lawrence Weiss
Locations:
Allentown Office
Bethlehem Township Office
Lehighton Office
Reading Office
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Neil Laudenslager
Locations:
Allentown Office

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Kelsey Powell
Locations:
Allentown Office

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FAQs on Hand and Upper Extremities

Which Hand and Upper Extremity Conditions Do You Treat?

Some common hand and upper extremity conditions treated by our team of specialists include:

Injury Related:

  • Hand and wrist fractures
  • Hand and wrist sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Tendon injuries

Non-Injury Related:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis in the hand or wrist
  • Trigger Finger
  • Past hand surgery
  • Arthritis of the wrist and hand
  • Ganglion cysts

How Do You Treat Hand and Upper Extremity Conditions?

Surgical options vary widely depending on the specific nature and severity of the condition. However, common treatment options include: 

Non-surgical treatment options can include any one or combination of the following:

  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Cortisone injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS)
  • Steroids
  • Applying heat or ice
  • Stretching
  • Rest