Treatments & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Hand, Microsurgery and Reconstructive Orthopaedics in Erie, PA

The medical staff of Hand Microsurgery offers a variety of services to ensure optimal treatment and diagnostic testing of patients. A few of the main orthopaedic medical procedures performed by our medical staff include electrodiagnostic testing, surgery, joint replacements, amputations, PRP and scar removal or revision.

Not only does Hand Microsurgery provide all of these services, but we also offer emergency treatment 24 hours a day. By getting professional medical assistance and working with our experienced staff, you will be sure to be on the path to recovery in no time at all.

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Clavicle Injuries & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

The professional medical staff at Hand Microsurgery specialize in the treatment of the upper extremities, including the clavicle. The clavicle, otherwise known as the collarbone, connects the arm to the body and is located between the shoulder blade and the ribcage. The clavicle is one of the most commonly broken bones and lies above many significant blood vessels and nerves. However, these important blood vessels and nerves are rarely injured when the clavicle becomes fractured.

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Shoulder Injuries & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Hand Microsurgery has medical staff members who are specialized in treatment of the upper extremities. The shoulder is made up of three bones including your upper arm bone, shoulder blade, and collarbone. Your arm is kept into place within your shoulder socket by your rotator cuff which is a network of four muscles that come together as tendons to protect the end of your upper arm bone. These separate parts of the shoulder function together to help raise, rotate, and swing your arm in motion. If parts of the joint are injured, the shoulder can become unstable and could cause pain or limit the movement. Listed below are a few shoulder injuries and conditions that may require professional assistance and/or medical treatment from Hand Microsurgery.

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Upper Arm Injuries & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

The experienced medical staff of Hand Microsurgery specialize in treatment of the upper extremities, including the upper arm. The head of your upper arm bone fits into a rounded socket in your shoulder blade called the glenoid. A combination of muscles and tendons keeps your arm centered in your shoulder socket. The biceps muscle is in the front of your upper arm. It helps you bend your elbow and rotate your arm and also helps keep your shoulder stable. The biceps muscle has two tendons that attach it to bones in the shoulder. The long head attaches to the top of the shoulder socket. The short head of the biceps tendon attaches to a bump on the shoulder blade called the coracoid process.

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Elbow Injuries & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Hand Microsurgery has specialized orthopaedic surgeons and physicians to treat elbow injuries and conditions as well as other upper extremity injuries. The elbow contains extensor muscles, which allow you to straighten your fingers and rotate your lower arm or wrist. A tendon attaches these extensor muscles to your elbow, where they reach out to your wrist and fingers. Repetitive use or an injury can cause the tendon tissue to become inflamed or irritated. The nerves around the tendon make moving your elbow painful.

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Forearm Injuries & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

The specialized medical staff at Hand Microsurgery are experienced in treating the upper extremities, including the forearm. The forearm is made up of two bones, the radius and ulna, along with a variety of muscles that are located on the outside and inside of the arm below the elbow. These muscles work together to control the movement of the hand and wrist. The forearm flexor muscles curl the hand down and forward while the extensor muscles curl the hand back up.

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Wrist Injuries & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Hand Microsurgery has an experienced medical staff that specializes in treatment of the upper extremities, including the wrist. The wrist is a complex joint with eight small bones and many connecting ligaments. The wrist is also a mobile joint that can move up and down and from side to side, as well as rotate. Its many small bones, bound to one another by ligaments, enable these actions to occur. On the hand side of the wrist, there are two rows of bones at the base of the hand, with four bones in each row, which are called carpals. The long thin bones of the hand radiate out from one row of carpals and form the basis of the fingers and thumb. The radius and the ulna are the two bones of the forearm that form a joint with the first row of carpals.

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Hand Injuries & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

The professional medical staff at Hand Microsurgery specializes in the treatment of the hand, as well as the upper extremities. The hand is one of the most intricate and flexible structures of the body. Your hands are made up of more bones and moving parts than most areas of your body. Not only do hands enable us to grasp and move objects, they also detect warmth and texture. The hand is incomparable in its sensitivity, mobility and strength. Your hands play a vital role in nearly everything you do. Since hands have so many different functions, they are often prone to accident or injury. Three common hand problems are tendinitis, lumps, and contractures. If one of these problems is causing you pain or impairing function, it may be time to consider professional medical assistance. Listed below are a few common hand injuries or conditions.

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Finger Injuries & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Hand Microsurgery has experienced medical staff available to provide specialized finger treatment for patients. The finger joints function in a similar way to hinges when you bend and straighten your fingers. Tendons connect muscles in your forearm to the bones in your fingers and are surrounded by a protective tendon sheath. This sheath is lined with a fluid that allows tendons to slide easily when you bend and straighten your fingers. Injuries to the finger joints are common and usually heal without significant problems. Some injuries are more serious and may develop problems if not treated carefully.

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Thumb Injuries & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Hand Microsurgery has a specialized medical staff on-hand that is experienced in providing medical assistance for the upper extremities, including the thumb. The basal joint is formed by one of the wrist bones and the first of the three bones in the thumb. This joint allows the thumb to move and pinch with the fingers. Tendons connect in your wrist and forearm to the bones in your thumb. The tendons are surrounded by a protective tendon sheath which is lined with synovium and produces a fluid that allows the tendons to slide easily when you straighten your thumb. If the tendons are irritated or injured, they will become inflamed.

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Nerve Injuries & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

The orthopaedic surgeons of Hand Microsurgery are experienced in providing specialized medical treatment. Nerves are fragile and can be damaged by pressure, stretching, or cutting. Nerves are part of the "electrical wiring" system that carries messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Motor nerves carry messages between the brain and muscles to make the body move. Sensory nerves carry messages between the brain and different parts of the body to signal pain, pressure, and temperature. A ring of tissue covers the nerve, protecting it just like the insulation surrounding an electrical cable. Nerves are composed of many fibers, called axons. These axons are separated into bundles within the nerve. The bundles are surrounded by tissue layers, just like the outer tissue layer that surrounds the nerve. Injury to a nerve can stop signals to and from the brain, causing muscles not to work properly, and a loss of feeling in the injured area. 

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Common Injuries & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Injuries and chronic conditions of the hand, arm and shoulder prevent many people every day from working, playing sports, and doing the things they love. People of all ages come to Hand, Microsurgery and Reconstructive Orthopaedics for specialized treatment in Erie, PA. From little kids who hurt themselves while playing to workers who injure themselves on the job, our team of specialized medical staff can help patients recover in no time. Hand Microsurgery provides treatment for a variety of injuries and conditions.

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