At University Orthopaedic Surgeons, we are committed to providing the hand and wrist care patients need to excel. We proudly serve our communities in Knoxville, Sevierville, and the surrounding areas with specialized and compassionate care from our highly trained and skilled doctors, surgeons, and staff.
Our hands and wrists are critical for virtually all everyday tasks, whether it's at work, at home, at school, or in a sporting event. When we have problems with our hands, it can be debilitating. The good news is that hand injuries can be treated. If you're suffering from hand or wrist discomfort or have hand pain of any kind, you can be treated by a skilled medical specialist, who can restore your mobility and return you to an active and fulfilling life without pain. Our hand and wrist specialists treat a wide range of hand injuries and conditions, such as:
- Broken fingers
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dupuytren's disease
- Elbow contracture (stiff elbow)
- Kienböck's disease
- Nerve compression
- Scaphoid fractures
- Torn or stretched tendons
- Trigger finger
When you visit a doctor in our office about your hand pain, you can expect to have a thorough evaluation, ensuring a proper diagnosis. This will likely involve X-rays or other imaging. From there, your specialist will advise you on the best course of treatment, always with the goal of restoring your hand and wrist to proper function.
There are a number of potential treatment options for hand pain. Sometimes, nonsurgical options are recommended. These include heat and ice therapies, physical therapy and stretching, and the use of a brace or splint.
For more extreme injuries, hand surgery may be recommended. Surgery on your hand can alleviate any wrist pain or hand discomfort. Different kinds of hand and wrist surgeries are available, so discussing your surgical options with your surgeon will give you a sense of which hand surgery you need and what each type of surgery entails.
Visiting a medical doctor is recommended if your hand or wrist condition meets any of these criteria:
- Elbow, wrist, or hand pain impedes you from doing everyday activities
- You are experiencing numbness, tingling, or a pins-and-needles sensation
- You have obvious redness or swelling that worsens
- You have pain that does not respond to home treatments or remedies
- You have pain that lasts for more than a week
Our hand doctors understand that pain can keep you from living life to the fullest. To schedule an appointment with one of our hand specialists, call (865) 546-2663 for our UT Medical Center and Sevierville offices, (865) 218-9300 for our West Knoxville office, or request an appointment online.
Exceptional Care at University Orthopaedic Surgeons
Our years of experience and advanced training devoted to the care of orthopaedic issues, including those of the hand, make us who we are, but our compassionate care of our patients is what makes us dedicated to you. Our hand specialists at University Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Andrew Harris, Dr. Joshua Moss and Dr. Richard Smith, are unparalleled experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating hand injuries and conditions in a broad range of patients, and they continuously strive to exceed our patients' expectations in the delivery of care.
To consult with a University Orthopaedic Surgeons hand surgeon, please request an appointment online or call (865) 546-2663 for our UT Medical Center and Sevierville offices or (865) 218-9300 for our West Knoxville office.