Our hands are a vital part of our everyday life: for communicating, touching feeling, holding, manipulating, caressing and more. The forearm is connected to the hand by the wrist, involving many joints and muscles to allow your hand and fingers to move and rotate. Much like the ankle and foot complex, the wrist is a complicated joint where the mobility is influenced by its composing anatomy.
Common injuries include osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis affecting the joints, inflammation of the tendon sheaths, and carpal tunnel syndrome. ORCA advocates nonoperative care whenever possible but understand that operation may be the only solution. If it is determined that surgery is necessary, Dr. Vermillion specializes in the following procedures on wrist and hand pain and injuries: