Hand & Wrist Surgical Options

If you have tried non-surgical, conservative treatment for your hand and wrist pain and you haven’t found relief, you have come to the right place. Here, you have the entire St. Elizabeth Healthcare Orthopaedic team on your side.

Our goal is to help you restore function in your hand and wrist and relieve your pain. Our affiliated surgeons, have the expertise and experience you want when it comes to making the best choice in surgical treatments.

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

Carpal tunnel release surgery can be done in an open method or an endoscopic procedure using minimally invasive techniques. Carpal tunnel release surgery relieves pain and restores proper function to your wrist. The endoscopic procedure is an outpatient procedure performed while you are wide-awake.

Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery

Surgery for Dupuytren’s Contracture is done by an open surgical procedure. The open procedure is used when conservative treatment of the injectable Xiaflex® was not effective. The surgical option removes the diseased tissue. During recovery, you will need hand therapy to restore full function to your hand.

Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) Surgery

This is the most common procedure used for thumb arthritis. During the surgery, the trapezium bone (which is arthritic) is removed. Additionally, a tendon is harvested and transferred into the space where the bone was removed. This creates a soft cushion for the thumb. This procedure has an approximate 12-week period for full recovery. 

Stablyx Thumb Replacement Surgery

During the thumb replacement surgery, an implant is used to replace one side of the thumb joint. The Stablyx implant is used at the base of the metacarpal bone to mimic your natural thumb and replace the structure of the damaged joint. This allows you to keep a more natural structure and function of your thumb.

Trigger Finger Release

Trigger finger occurs when the tendon in the affected finger becomes inflamed. Those most at risk include women, people with diabetes or arthritis, and people whose regular activities strain their hands. Symptoms include stiffness, a popping or clicking sensation, and tenderness in the affected finger. Your symptoms usually occur and are worse in the morning. 

Wrist Fusion

In this surgical procedure, the bones in the arthritic joint are fused together. Although this procedure can alleviate pain, there is a considerable loss of motion and the position of the thumb can be difficult for you to adapt to.

Contact Us

If your considering hand or wrist surgery, our physicians can provide a referral to one of our affiliated orthopaedic surgeons. For more information on surgical options, please contact us at askortho@stelizabeth.com.