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.

Arthroscopic Surgery

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.

Scaphoid Fracture

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:

Our Hand and Wrist Team

Providers specializing in this practice area.

Treatment Locations

Visit these facilities for hand and wrist care.

  • The Orthopaedic Institute

    Herrin, IL

COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

All patients will be screened according to CDC recommendations via telephone prior to their scheduled appointment date. These recommendations include screening for a fever, cough, shortness of breath. Upon arriving at any of our facilities, all people will be screen upon arrival.

We will not be allowing any visitors to accompany patients with the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult.

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and Urgent Care services for your urgent orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.