Hand doctors in Derry, New Hampshire
Chronic or acute pain, weakness, numbness, swelling or tingling in the hands or arms is more than an inconvenience—it can seriously inhibit your quality of life. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, the arm and hand specialists at Parkland Medical Center in southern New Hampshire can help you manage discomfort and return functionality to your hands and arms.
For more information about our orthopedic services, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 642-2362.
Hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder conditions we treat
We provide orthopedic care to treat a variety of hand and upper extremity conditions, including:
- Bursitis (inflammation of the fluid sacs between the joints in the wrist, elbow or shoulder)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve compression in the wrist)
- Deformations (such as extra digits or finger webbing)
- Dupuytren’s contracture (thickening and tightening of tissues in the palm)
- Flexor, extensor and bicep tendon damage (torn and completely severed tendons)
- Fractures and dislocations
- Ganglion cysts (fluid-filled bump on the joints or tendons in the wrist or hand)
- Nerve damage affecting the ulnar nerve in the elbow and radial nerve in the shoulder
- Rotator cuff damage (shoulder condition caused by aging or injury)
- Tennis elbow (tendinitis caused by repetitive strain)
- Trigger finger (the trapped tendon that causes a bent finger)
- Tumors (cancerous and noncancerous masses in the hands and upper extremities)
Minimally invasive treatments for hand and upper extremity conditions
While hand and upper extremity conditions sometimes require surgery, we always prioritize the least invasive and most effective treatments. Nonsurgical options for hand and arm conditions include:
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Nerve stimulation techniques
- Custom splinting
- Injected medicines
- Pain management
Advanced arm and hand surgery
If a noninvasive treatment isn’t an option, you can work with an orthopedic surgeon for treatment. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive technologies to create smaller incisions and speed your recovery time. We offer the following hand and upper extremity surgeries:
- Arthroscopy (wrist, elbow and shoulder joints): Your orthopedic surgeon inserts a tube with a tiny camera and a light into the joint.
- Carpal tunnel release: This open or minimally invasive procedure releases pressure on the compressed median nerve in the wrist.
- Closed reduction and fixation: This procedure realigns and holds broken bones in place using internal fixtures, such as rods or wires.
- Ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction: Your orthopedic surgeon repairs sprains and strains in the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.
- Microsurgery: This procedure repairs compressed or severed nerves and blood vessels in the hands and wrists.
- Rotator cuff shoulder repair: During this procedure, an orthopedic surgeon reattaches the tendon to the upper arm bone in a complete tear. In a partial tear, the surgeon trims and smooths the tendon and bone.
- Tommy John surgery (TJS): This procedure replaces an injured ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow with a tendon taken from another part of the body.