Hand and Wrist

About Hand and Wrist Injuries

Austin Sports Medicine treats a wide variety of hand and wrist conditions and injuries utilizing state of the art surgical and non-surgical procedures. Our Fellowship Trained physicians and surgeons have decades of combined experience, and our highly-trained physical therapists are here to assist our patients through a personalized program of recovery.

To learn more about any of our hand and wrist injury treatments or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 512-450-1300

Artificial Finger Joint Replacement
Finger joints are essential for many activities, and arthritis in this area can cause significant…
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De Quervain's tenosynovitis
The muscles and bones of the hand are connected by thick flexible tissue called tendons…
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Dupuytrens Contracture
Dupuytren’s contracture is thickening of the fibrous tissue layer under the skin of palms…
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Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery is a minimally invasive approach to treat carpal…
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Finger Fractures
The hand is made up of 27 bones that form the wrist, palm, and fingers. Fingers can easily…
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Finger Joint Fusion
Finger joint fusion is a surgical procedure to remove the damaged bony ends of a finger joint…
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Flexor Tendon Injuries
Tendons are the bands of fibrous connective tissue that connect muscles to bone. Tendons aid…
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Ganglion Cyst Removal
Ganglion cysts are fluid-filled lumps that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints…
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Hand Anatomy
The human hand is made up of the wrist, palm, and fingers and consists of 27 bones, 27 joints…
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Mallet Finger
Mallet finger is a condition where the end of the finger is bent and does not straighten…
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Metacarpal Fractures
Metacarpal fracture is a condition characterized by the breakage or dislocation of the long…
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Mini-Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist. Small wrist bones…
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Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist.Small wrist bones…
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Pollicization is a surgical procedure to substitute an absent or deficient thumb with a…
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Scaphoid Fracture
The scaphoid bone is a small, boat-shaped bone in the wrist that forms the wrist joint with 7…
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Thumb Arthroplasty
Thumb arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to treat arthritis affecting the joint at the base of…
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Total Wrist Arthrodesis
Total wrist arthrodesis, also known as wrist fusion is a surgical procedure in which the wrist…
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Trigger Finger
The ability to bend the fingers is governed by supportive tendons that connect muscles to the…
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Wrist Fracture
The wrist is comprised of two bones in the forearm, the radius and ulna, and eight tiny carpal…
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Wrist Joint Replacement
Wrist joint replacement surgery, also referred to as total wrist arthroplasty, involves…
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Wrist pain is common. Repetitive motion can damage your wrist. Everyday activities like typing, racquet sports or sewing can cause pain, or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist pain with bruising and swelling can be a sign of injury. The signs of a possible fracture include misshapen joints and inability to move your wrist. Some wrist fractures are a result of osteoporosis.

A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are the connective tissues that connect bones to bones; they could be thought of as tape that holds the bones together at a joint.

The most common ligament to be injured in the wrist is the scapho-lunate ligament. It is the ligament between two of the small bones in the wrist, the scaphoid bone and the lunate bone. There are many other ligaments in the wrist, but they are less frequently injured. Sprains can have a wide range of severity; minor sprains may have minimal stretch of the ligaments, and more severe sprains may represent complete tears of the ligament(s). Another common ligament injured is the TFCC (triangular fibrocartilage complex).

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