Hand and Wrist Care

At Midwest Orthopedic Specialists, we treat patients of all ages for a variety of hand and wrist conditions including:
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist tendinitis
  • Tendon repair
  • Thumb and hand arthritis
  • Cysts

Our Hand and Wrist Services

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • We provide both nonsurgical and surgical options to treat the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Non-surgical options include treatment with wrist splinting, NSAIDs, and corticosteroids to decrease inflammation and swelling. Surgical options include an endoscopic or open surgical procedure performed to relieve pressure by cutting the ligament pressing on the nerve.

Trigger Finger

  • Trigger finger release is the surgical treatment option for trigger finger. The goal of surgery is to create a wider opening in the sheath so that the tendon can slide through it more easily. During the procedure, your surgeon makes a small incision in your palm and opens the tendon sheath tunnel in order to release it. This is a minor procedure and patients go home the same day with the ability to use their hands for light activity.
  • Nonsurgical treatment options of trigger finger may include immobilizing the finger with a splint/brace, corticosteroid injection, and NSAIDs to relieve pain and decrease inflammation.

Wrist Tendinitis

  • Initial treatment options may include bracing, NSAIDs, anti-inflammatory topical creams, and a corticosteroid injection.
  • If surgery is necessary, the surgeon makes a small incision near the affected tendons and removes any scar tissue restricting tendon mobility, and makes any needed repairs to damaged tendons.

Tendon Repair

  • Tendon repair is necessary when the tendons in your hand rupture or are cut. Tendon repair consists of a surgeon making a cut in your wrist, hand, or finger to locate the ends of the affected tendon and repair the tendon by stitching the ends together.

Thumb and Hand Arthritis

  • Initial treatment options may include bracing, NSAIDs, anti-inflammatory topical creams, and a corticosteroid injection.
  • Surgical options are dependent on the progression of the arthritis. In most cases the surgery involves removing part of a bone in the thumb joint and stabilizing the joint.


  • In some cases the fluid of the cyst can be removed through aspiration with a needle. A local anesthetic is used and fluid is drained shrinking the cyst. However, in most cases, the cyst does come back without surgical intervention.
  • Surgery consists of a small incision that allows for the removal of the stalk of the cyst from the joint or tendon sheath.

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