Associated Surgical Center
Multi Specialty Surgical Center located in Arlington Heights, IL
Did you know that hand injuries are the second most common type of workplace injury? Left untreated, hand injuries can affect your mobility and keep you from normal activities like driving, cooking, or playing catch with your kids. At Associated Surgical Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois, the team of expert surgeons offers several treatments to address and relieve hand injuries. If you’re suffering from the effects of a hand injury, make an appointment by calling this Chicagoland office, or you can book online at any time.
Hand Injuries Q & A
What are hand injuries?
Your hands are incredibly complex limbs that feature a network of muscles, tendons, bones, joints, and ligaments. These tissues work in coordination to help you grasp objects, pick things up, throw, and lift. While your hands are both tough and hardworking, they aren’t invincible.
If you suffer a crush injury, develop arthritis, or slip-and-fall while on the job, you might experience hand pain, swelling, and the inability to perform normal, routine tasks. Other common hand injuries include lacerations, dislocations, and fractures.
Are there different types of hand injuries?
At Associated Surgical Center, the team diagnoses and treats several types of hand injuries, including:
Tendon related hand injuries
Tendon-related hand injuries are just that: hand injuries that occur due to damage or inflammation to your tendons. There are two sets of tendons in your hands that help you straighten your forearms, fingers, and thumbs. Common tendon-related hand injuries include tennis elbow, tendinitis, trigger digit, golfer’s elbow, and distal biceps tendinopathy.
Compressive neuropathy refers to a group of hand injuries that affects the nerves in your hands and wrists. The team at Associated Surgical Center regularly diagnoses and treats two types of compressive neuropathy: carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome.
Bone and joint-related hand injuries
Your hands contain about one-quarter of the bones in your body. This makes them incredibly susceptible to fractures and joint-related injuries. The team at Associated Surgical Center specializes in treating hand injuries that affect your bones and joints, including osteoarthritis, tumors, ganglion cysts, fractures, and dislocations.
What should I do if I experience a hand injury?
If you experience a hand injury while playing sports or on the job, make an appointment with the caring team at Associated Surgical Center right away. Following a thorough exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, your provider can make treatment recommendations that align with your individual needs.
What is hand surgery?
Hand surgery is an umbrella term that refers to both plastic and reconstructive operations to address problems or aesthetic imperfections with the hands. The team at Associated Surgical Center regularly performs hand surgery to address:
- Hand injuries
- Rheumatic diseases
- Degenerative changes
- Infections of the hand
The team also does hand surgery to treat problems or defects of the hand that are present at birth.
Don’t let a hand injury prevent you from living your best life. Request a consultation at Associated Surgical Center today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
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