Hand and Wrist
Healthy hands, fingers and wrists are essential for the activities that matter to you. You deserve pain-free movement. Look to us if symptoms are slowing you down. Our program is home to some of the region’s most respected hand and wrist specialists. We’ll help you get back to doing what you love.
BJC HealthCare works with Washington University physicians, BJC Medical Group, and providers across the region to deliver extraordinary care. You deserve extraordinary hand and wrist care. And you’ll find it in clinics throughout the region. We are your partner in health, offering all the experts, tests and treatments you need to get better.
Highlights of our program include:
- Expertise: Orthopedists who completed the highest level of training through hand surgery fellowships guide your care. They use the latest, research-based methods to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the hands, fingers and wrists.
- Compassion: Any hand, wrist or finger symptoms that bother you matter to us. Even if the issue is difficult to describe or previous treatments have failed, you can count on us to help.
- Non-surgical remedies: Our team includes physical medicine doctors and certified hand therapists who help many people get relief without surgery. Care may involve custom splints or personalized therapy regimens that provide lasting relief. Explore physical medicine and rehabilitation.
- Easy access: Some hand and wrist specialists offer virtual visits. They are also available in after-hours orthopedic injury clinics. We see patients ages 5 and older with concerns such as sprains, strains and fractures.
When it comes to hand and wrist problems, our orthopedic specialists are available to provide a comprehensive evaluation and customized treatment plan. The team of physicians, therapists and nurses has experience and expertise in a wide range of conditions, including:
- ArthritisThis condition occurs when there is inflammation and stiffness. It may be due to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or post-traumatic arthritis.
- Bone fracturesFractures are broken bones. There are many types, like stress fractures, which are small. Open fractures can break the bone in two, causing it to poke through the skin's surface.
- Brachial plexus injuryDamage to the nerve bundle supplying movement and sensation to the arm occurs when something forcefully pulls the arm, like in a motorcycle accident.
- Congenital hand anomaliesHand and finger differences present at birth include extra fingers, fused fingers and hands that haven't developed fully.
- De Quervain tenosynovitisThis condition occurs when there is ongoing inflammation in the tendons at the base of your thumb.
- Ganglion cyst of the wristThis fluid-filled sac develops in the wrist. It often goes away without treatment.
- Nerve entrapment syndromeNearby structures trap a nerve in this group of conditions, including cubital tunnel syndrome.
- Sports injuriesThese injuries, such as sprains, strains, bursitis or tendonitis, occur in active people.
- Trauma to the hand or wristOrthopedic emergencies may affect the fingers, hands and wrists, including partial or full amputations and crush injuries.
- Work injuriesInjuries may occur in the workplace, including deep cuts (lacerations), crushes, fractures, sprains and strains.