Our hands are busy from morning to night, so the impact is profound when they are impaired.
Ailments arise from everyday wear and tear, overuse, injury and disease. Symptom are categorized as:
- Acute (Sudden) Injuries
- Overuse Injuries
- Bone, Muscle or Joint Problems
- Medical Problems
While minor injuries heal on their own, some require treatment, such as first aid, medicine, extra support from a brace, splint or cast, physical therapy and, if needed, surgery and rehabilitation.
At New Mexico Orthopaedics, we assess the location, type, severity and age of the injury as well as the patient’s overall health and activity levels. Our hand specialists know how to treat the complex structure of the hand and our surgeons are specially trained to operate on the tiny bones and tissues in the hand, wrist and forearm.