No matter your age or occupation or passion, your hands are always working. Each day, they perform hundreds of functions—buttoning a shirt, typing a letter, gripping a steering wheel. While these tasks may seem ordinary, the hand’s ability to accomplish them is truly extraordinary. The hand—which comprises the wrist, palm, and fingers—is a mechanically complex and highly sensitive structure made up of 27 bones and a network of muscles and tendons. The 3 main nerves that travel to the hand transmit electrical impulses to and from the brain to enable the hand to perform highly intricate functions and feel even the most delicate sensations. It’s not surprising that any abnormality of the hand—especially one that causes pain— also causes great concern, frustration, and limitation of activity.
Hand pain and wrist pain can be caused by overuse, traumatic injuries, or arthritis and other diseases. Some issues can be treated at home with anti-inflammatory medications and hot or cold treatments, with physical therapy or corticosteroid injections, but sometimes surgery is necessary.
The spine surgeons at Southern Bone & Joint Specialists are eminently qualified to treat the full range of disorders affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine in adults and children. We provide complete diagnostic, treatment, and preventive intervention. We specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain due to injury, deformity, and degenerative conditions, including:
We offer patients the latest techniques and technology, utilizing such advanced diagnostic equipment as fluoroscopy to observe bone movement, and electromyelography to measure the electrical transmissions between muscles and nerves. We emphasize the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques such as arthroscopy and endoscopy. These procedures utilize state-of-the-art equipment—fiber-optic lenses and microscopic cameras—allowing major surgery to be performed through tiny incisions that cause minimal disruption to the healthy tissue below.