Diagnosing a medical condition is really just a matter of making the best match between possible diagnoses and the known information about a patient. Patient information comes from the medical history told by the patient, the physical examination between the physician and the patient, and from any additional tests ordered. No diagnosis is ever 100% certain. Some conditions like a fresh fracture or an open wound are fairly obvious. Others, such as unusual patterns of pain when nothing else seems to be the matter, are much harder to get a handle on.
The following conditions are described for educational purposes only, with an emphasis on empowering patients to make their own treatment choices after understanding the advantages and disadvantages of the various options available to them.
- Digital Tendon Entrapment (Trigger finger/thumb)
- Wrist Tendon Entrapment (DeQuervain’s)
- Forearm Tendon Tightness (Tennis Elbow)
- Tendon Snapping
- Severe Tendon Swelling
- Tendon Lacerations
- Tendon Adherence
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Cell Phone Elbow)
- Radial Tunnel Syndrome
- Pronator Syndrome
- Nerve Laceration
- Painful Nerve Scarring
Dislocations & Ligament Injuries
Ganglions & Masses
- Avascular Necrosis of the Lunate (Kienbock’s Disease)
- Finger Arthritis
- Thumb Arthritis
- Wrist Arthritis
- Elbow Arthritis
Microsurgical Reconstruction and Revision Surgery
- Microvascular Limb Salvage
- Toe to Hand Transfer
- Functional Muscle Transfer
- Wound Reconstruction
- Reconstruction for Nerve Deficit
- Revision Bone Surgery
- Revision Ligament Surgery
- Revision Tendon Surgery
Receiving medical care is a matter of choice on the part of the patient. The doctor’s job is to present treatment options that are matched appropriately to the individual patient’s needs and to educate the patient about the advantages and disadvantages of each option. The patient must then choose the option that meets his or her needs the best.
The information presented herein is for general educational purposes only. Individual patient diagnoses, treatments, and results may vary substantially for a variety of reasons.