Hand & Wrist

Patient-Centered Hand & Wrist Care Begins Here

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our orthopedic doctors specializing in either the hand or the wrist are dedicated, compassionate experts who are committed to providing excellence in patient-centered care. Our specialists, Dr. James Bailey, Dr. Bradly Goodman, Dr. Joseph Ingram, Dr. Srinivas Mallempati, and Dr. Steven Roberts, strive to treat each patient as an individual and each family like their own. No matter what hand injury or wrist condition is ailing you, they will work with you to find the treatment solution that is right for you and gets you back to enjoying the life you love.

After carefully assessing and diagnosing your injury or condition, they will use their vast experience and extensive training to develop a comprehensive care plan focused on wellness, prevention, and education. Our doctors are committed to treating each patient with the utmost care and medical professionalism as well as providing the latest and most advanced non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

Hand and wrist specialists are fellowship-trained or specialty-trained doctors who are dedicated to diagnosing and treating wrist and hand injuries and conditions, such as a broken wrist, trigger finger, and carpal tunnel syndrome. While many hand and wrist disorders can be resolved with nonsurgical methods, our hand and wrist specialists also have the skills required to perform surgical procedures when needed.

Whether you need nonsurgical care or minimally invasive or traditional wrist or hand surgery, our experts will always deliver the highest level of specialized bone, joint, and muscle care you need and deserve.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation with one of our hand doctors and wrist specialists, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

Compare Your Symptoms

It’s always better to be seen by a doctor for hand or wrist care as soon as possible, especially before an issue worsens. The following signs and symptoms are common to hand and wrist conditions and injuries. If you recognize any of these issues, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a wrist doctor or hand specialist:

 

  • Difficulty squeezing or grabbing items due to hand and finger weakness
  • Difficulty straightening or bending your fingers
  • Numbness and/or tingling
  • Rotating your wrist causes pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling

 

One of our specialty-trained wrist or hand doctors may diagnose you with one of the following disorders:

 

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Finger dislocation
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Hand fracture or finger fracture
  • Nerve injury
  • Sports-related injury
  • Sprain
  • Syndactyly
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tear 
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist dislocation
  • Wrist fracture
  • Wrist tendonitis

The Hand

Because of the many joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the hand, there are many ways that it can be injured. Hand injuries can be due to a one-time traumatic injury or occur over time due to repetitive use. Examples of common traumatic injuries include the hand being crushed in an auto accident, sprained while playing sports, or fractured by falling. Sometimes, these types of traumatic injuries are also seen in the workplace where manual labor is performed.

When diagnosing a hand condition or injury, a hand specialist will perform a physical examination. They may also order X-rays or other types of imaging tests to better understand the cause of the condition or injury. Sometimes, hand issues can be treated with a nonoperative approach; other times, orthopedic surgery may be the best option.

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our hand doctors take a team approach to finding the treatment option that is right for you and your injury or condition. They will first exhaust all applicable conservative treatment options, such as injections and physical therapy. However, if these options fail to provide you with relief, they will explain all of your surgical options and work with you to determine which procedure is best for you.

The Wrist 

The wrist is made up of eight smaller bones attached to two long bones in the forearm, all of which can be injured through different activities. Some of the more common injuries of the wrist include distal radius fractures, sprains, and de Quervain’s tenosynovitis. Like the hand, many of these wrist injuries can be treated with nonsurgical options; however, sometimes surgery is required for severe injuries.

If a surgical procedure is recommended for a wrist injury, a minimally invasive technique called arthroscopy may be used. Arthroscopic surgery is performed by creating small incisions and using specialized tools as well as a tiny camera called an arthroscope. The smaller incisions reduce healing time and allow the patient to resume normal activities quicker.

Our orthopedic doctors at OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports who specialize in the wrist use a variety of advanced treatments to provide exceptional wrist care focused on you. This includes microvascular surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and orthobiologics.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation with one of our hand doctors and wrist specialists, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

Orthopedic Urgent Care Available

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome. No appointment necessary.

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