The Hand and Wrist Center at The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois is composed of experienced medical professionals that have worked as a team since the inception of the Center. Our experienced physicians and surgeons provide the latest in technologically advanced services including x rays, MRIs and therapy. If you choose, you will be treated from evaluation to post-surgical care all in one convenient location.
Our team approach is integral when treating non-operative cases; the Therapy Center’s highly skilled staff, including a Certified Hand Therapist, works closely with our medical professionals to provide the best possible treatment and outcome for patients.
Get in touch with our orthopaedic surgeons in Illinois for all of your hand and wrist needs.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows doctors to diagnose and sometimes treat joint injuries and disease through small incisions in the skin. It is often performed to confirm a diagnosis made after a physical examination and other imaging tests such as MRI, CT or X-rays.
During an arthroscopic procedure, a thin fiberoptic light, magnifying lens and tiny television camera are inserted into the problem area, allowing the doctor to examine the joint in great detail.
A nonunion is a complication of a fracture that involves a bone that does not heal. Most fractures can eventually heal, either by themselves or through surgery. Slow-healing bones are referred to as a delayed union, while a bone that does not heal is called a nonunion. While any bone can develop into a nonunion, this classification is often applied to the scaphoid bone, one of the eight bones that make up the wrist. This bone is a common victim of nonunion because it has poor blood flow.
Treatment for a nonunion varies depending on the cause of the problem, but may include surgery to remove infection and stabilize the fracture, or a bone graft to stimulate bone growth. Patients can help prevent nonunions by avoiding smoking and eating well. Those who are obese or diabetic may be at a higher risk for being affected by a nonunion fracture.
Contact Our Orthopaedic Surgeons | The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois
If you are experiencing problems with your hand or wrist, contact our orthopaedic surgeons in Illinois or call any of our locations below: