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Tendon & Nerve Injuries in the Hand: Understanding the Problem and Finding the Right Treatment

Dr. Richard Ackerson - Orthopedic Surgeon

The hand is a complex and delicate part of the body, and injuries to the tendons and nerves in the hand can significantly impact a person’s daily life. Tendons connect muscles to bones, while nerves are responsible for transmitting sensory and motor signals throughout the body. Both are essential for proper hand function and movement.

Common Tendon & Nerve Injuries in the Hand

Many different types of tendon and nerve injuries can occur in the hand. Some common injuries include

  • Nerve entrapment: Compression or pinching of the nerves, resulting in pain, numbness, and weakness
  • Nerve injury: Trauma or injury to the nerves, causing loss of sensation and motor function.
  • Tendons:  Laceration – soft tissue injuries to the fingers, hand, wrist and forearm can sometimes result in cut tendons.  If not properly treated, this can seriously impair function.  
  • Tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendons, often caused by repetitive motion or overuse.
  • Tendinosis: Chronic degeneration of the tendons, leading to pain, weakness, and limited range of motion.
  • Tendinopathy: A general term for any condition that affects the tendons, including tendinitis and tendinosis.

Why See Dr. Ackerson, MD, at Family Health West Orthopedics and Sports Medicine for Tendon & Nerve Injuries in the Hand?

Dr. Ackerson is a skilled orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery in the Grand Junction and Fruita Colorado area. He is affiliated with Family Health West Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, where he provides comprehensive care for patients with tendon and nerve injuries in the hand.

Dr. Ackerson takes a patient-centered approach to care, working closely with each patient to understand their unique needs and goals. He uses advanced surgical techniques and technology to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient.

In addition to surgery, Dr. Ackerson may also recommend non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy, splinting, or bracing, to help manage pain and improve function. He works closely with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs.

Tendon and nerve injuries in the hand can have a significant impact on a person’s daily life. If you are experiencing pain, weakness, or limited range of motion in your hand, consider speaking with Dr. Ackerson at Family Health West Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. With his expertise and commitment to patient care, you can be confident in your decision to get the help you need to improve your hand function and quality of life.

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