At University Orthopedic 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.
Whether you're experiencing minor wrist pain due to a sprain or a chronic condition, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, the impairment to your wrist can turn small challenges into big setbacks. Pain and swelling in the wrist can stem from many different factors, including conditions that involve the tendon, the nerve, or the bone. Thankfully, wrist specialists can provide you with relief. There are many common wrist conditions and injuries, such as:
- Break or fracture, including distal radius fracture
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dupuytren's disease
- Ganglion cysts
- Repetitive motion syndrome
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Trigger finger or thumb
Our orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the hand and wrist can evaluate and diagnose your specific injury and then recommend a treatment plan specific to your needs. The treatment options for a wrist injury are varied; in some cases, they may be nonsurgical, and in others, surgical treatment may be recommended.
Nonsurgical care may include the use of a splint, cast, or brace. Heat and ice therapies can also be beneficial. Exercise programs and physical therapy are common remedies, as are steroids and anti-inflammatory medications.
For more extreme injuries, surgery for your wrist might include any of the following procedures:
- Carpal tunnel release
- Joint reconstruction
- Ligament surgery
- Stabilization, using metal implants
- Surgical fusion
- Tendon surgery
- Wrist arthroscopy
By speaking with one of our specialists, together you can determine which treatment option is best for your condition.
Visiting a medical doctor is recommended if your hand or wrist condition meets any of these criteria:
- Wrist pain occurs during certain tasks, such as typing, playing an instrument, or doing household chores
- You cannot turn or twist your wrist normally
- You have a lump on your wrist
- You have a pins-and-needles sensation or numbness in your wrist
- Your wrist feels unstable or wobbly
- Your wrist is weak
- Your wrist pain is radiating toward your elbow
Our wrist doctors understand that pain can keep you from living life to the fullest. To schedule an appointment with one of our wrist 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 Orthopedic Surgeons
Our years of experience and advanced training devoted to the care of orthopedic issues, including those of the wrist, make us who we are, but our compassionate care of our patients is what makes us dedicated to you. Our wrist specialists at University Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Andrew Harris, Dr. Joshua Moss and Dr. Richard Smith, are unparalleled experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating wrist 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 Orthopedic Surgeons wrist 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.