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Orthopedic Hand Specialist in Marrero, LA

Orthopedic Specialists for Hand & Wrist Pain

Hand surgery is a specialized type of procedure that may be performed to correct a wide range of diseases, injuries and defects that may cause symptoms and/or affect the appearance of the hand. Any hand surgery procedure you receive should be customized in order to repair your individual condition and leave your hands feeling their best.

At Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic, our board-certified team of hand and wrist pain treatment specialists has been providing care for upper extremity injuries for 41 years and counting. With same-day appointments and a commitment to compassionate care, you can trust that the best orthopedic surgeon New Orleans has to offer is providing you with the best treatment available.

Whether you’re looking for minimally-invasive solutions to hand pain, treatment for wrist fractures, or carpal tunnel syndrome surgery, you’ve found the right place. To schedule your first appointment, call 504-349-6804  or use our online scheduling tool below.

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Hand and Wrist Doctors in Near New Orleans

Carpal Tunnel, Wrist Tendonitis & Other Hand & Wrist Treatments

At Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic, our board-certified orthopedists specialize in treating various conditions of the hands and wrists. With our individualized approach, you’ll receive custom care that allows you to  regain motion, find relief from pain, and return to peak performance following your treatment.

Some of the most common conditions we treat include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition involving numbness, pain, tingling and instability in the wrist, hand and fingers. It occurs when pressure is put on a nerve in the wrist called the median nerve, which controls motor function in the wrist and hand. This pressure, called impingement, is most often caused by bone spurs, rheumatoid arthritis, repetitive use or injury.
    • It can often be effectively treated with nonsurgical therapies such as wrist splints, anti-inflammatory drugs or corticosteroids. In cases where pain and numbness persist, surgery (usually endoscopic surgery) may be necessary to relieve pressure on the nerve.
  • Wrist Tendonitis: Wrist tendonitis (also called deQuervain’s tendonitis or tenosynovitis) is an inflammation of the tendons that cross the wrist and attach to the thumb. If you have deQuervain’s tendonitis, it hurts to bend, extend or turn your wrist or form a fist with the thumb tucked inside. Pain is usually located in the front of the wrist and worsens with activity.
    • If detected early, tendonitis can be treated with steroids or anti-inflammatory medications. Advanced cases may require wrist tendonitis surgery.
  • Trigger Finger: Trigger finger is a condition that involves one of the fingers becoming stuck in a bent position and then rapidly straightened like the trigger of a gun. This condition is caused by a narrowing of the sheath that surrounds the tendons in the finger and is common in people who perform repetitive gripping actions. It is also more common in women and people with diabetes.
    • Mild cases of trigger finger can often be treated through conservative home methods such as rest, finger exercises and avoiding repetitive movements. More severe cases may need anti-inflammatory medication, steroids or surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it important to have an experienced hand surgeon?

Effective hand surgery requires the skill and precision of an experienced surgeon, to successfully treat the condition and restore full function to the hand. At Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic, our surgeons have years of experience, specialized training and board certification in hand surgery. They perform a large range of hand surgery and utilize the latest surgical techniques, including endoscopic carpal tunnel release.

Is carpal tunnel syndrome surgery at Jefferson Ortho invasive?

The most common surgery we perform to treat carpal tunnel syndrome is called endoscopic carpal tunnel release. This is an outpatient procedure performed to relieve pressure on the median nerve and reduce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. This procedure can help restore muscle strength and dexterity and is typically performed on patients who have had persistent symptoms that do not respond to conservative treatment methods.
Endoscopic carpal tunnel release is considered non-invasive because it involves two tiny incisions rather than opening up the entire wrist. This offers patients less post-operative pain and the ability to return to work more quickly. At Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic, we specialize in endoscopic carpal tunnel release. 

How long will I have to wait for my appointment at Jefferson Orthopedic?

The sooner you receive treatment, the better your outcomes. That’s why Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic is proud to offer same-day appointments, including same-day surgeries for patients who are in need of immediate treatment for an injury. 

How can I get started with the best hand surgeon near me?

The team at Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic wants to make it as easy as possible for patients to get the top-quality care they need. Just schedule your appointment using our online tool. If you’re more comfortable talking to our friendly, knowledgeable staff, give us a call at 504-349-6804.