Our hand doctors at Sports Medicine North are the North Shore's recognized experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients’ hand injuries and conditions.
The hand consists of dozens of bones and joints, as well as ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and cartilage, that work together to perform routine, everyday tasks. The frequency with which we use our hands makes them prone to pain, injuries, dislocations, and fractures, and that can have a significant impact on our daily lives. Participating in activities or repetitive motions at work or home can lead to tendonitis, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
When It's Time to See a Hand Doctor Near You
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a doctor to discuss available treatment options:
- Clicking or grinding sensation when moving fingers
- Cysts on the end joints of your fingers
- Finger swelling or stiffness
- Hand or wrist pain that worsens
- Numbness or tingling in the hand
- Pain in the elbow that radiates to the wrist and hand
- Pain when bending or extending fingers
- Thumb joint pain
If you have any of these painful symptoms, it is important to make an appointment with an upper extremity specialist for assessment and diagnosis. Our doctors at Sports Medicine North provide treatments for a variety of hand and wrist injuries and conditions.
Common injuries and conditions affecting the hand that can be diagnosed and treated by our doctors and surgeons include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain’s disease
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Flexor tendon injuries
- Ganglion cysts
- Ligament or tendon damage
- Mallet finger
- Tendon and nerve injuries
- Thumb arthritis
- Trigger finger
If conservative methods do not provide adequate relief and hand surgery is absolutely necessary to ensure a complete recovery, our hand surgeons are able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art hand surgery that promotes an effective return to active living. Common surgical procedures performed by our surgeons include tendon and nerve repair, carpal tunnel release, De Quervain’s release, trigger finger release, ganglion excision, arthroplasty of the wrist, tendon and nerve reconstruction, compression and congenital reconstruction, and fracture repair. Please be assured that, although highly skilled in using the latest surgical methods, our hand surgeons always consider using nonsurgical methods to restore your health first before moving forward with surgery.
Sports Medicine North’s orthopedic hand specialists are dedicated to providing surgical and nonsurgical approaches to treating your acute and chronic hand conditions. Our hand specialists strive to offer the highest level of care that helps patients to restore function, reduce discomfort, provide relief, and prevent further injury.
Why Choose Sports Medicine North?
At Sports Medicine North, our fellowship-trained surgeons, Eric Fu, M.D., Steven Mattheos, M.D., Peter M. Prokopis, M.D., and Jonathan A. Uroskie, M.D., have all completed additional training specifically in the hand. With this advanced training, they all have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your hand injuries or conditions.
Additionally, our licensed physical therapists at Physical Therapy North are committed to providing integrated, state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy care and rehabilitation. They work closely with our specialists and take a team approach to develop a treatment plan that is specialized to your individual needs.
To consult with one of our Sports Medicine North hand doctors about your treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We also provide more information relating to fitness, training tips, and nutrition for athletes of all skill levels through our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine.