Best Wrist Pain Doctor Near Me | Hand Doctor - Pittsburgh, PA

Any condition that has a significant impact on your hands can be extremely disabling. This is especially true if you consider all the ways in which hands are such a vital part of your daily life. Because of the mechanics and complex anatomy of the hand, and the fact that their motor function is contingent on a complete and total recovery, a well-designed treatment plan is a must when opting for hand surgery.

At Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates (GPOA), our hand and upper extremity orthopaedic surgeons are among the best hand specialists in Pittsburgh, PA. Our team of highly-trained healthcare professionals have cutting-edge capabilities to treat disorders such as tennis elbow, wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthritis, tendon ruptures and lacerations, fractures, and so much more. Our hand and upper extremity surgery department can also work closely with hand therapists to create an integrated treatment plan designed to ensure that your elbow, arm, and wrist receive the correct rehabilitation, whether you need surgical or nonsurgical intervention.

Hand, wrist and upper extremity pain is no minor issue, and any of these conditions can progress into something more serious if left untreated. Don’t wait to address your pain, discomfort or lack of mobility. Schedule an appointment with GPOA today.

hand and upper Extremity Surgery

Don’t wait to address your hand and wrist pain. Schedule your appointment at GPOA.

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Providers

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Locations:
Cranberry Township
Moon Township
Sewickley
Oriente DiTano, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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['Hand & Wrist', 'Elbow', 'Shoulder Surgery']
['Cranberry Township', 'Moon Township', 'Sewickley']
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Locations:
Brackenridge
Cranberry Township
Shadyside
South Side
Juan Giugale, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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['Elbow', 'Hand & Wrist', 'Shoulder']
['Brackenridge', 'Cranberry Township', 'Shadyside', 'South Side']

Top Specialists in Extremity Surgery - Pittsburgh PA

The physicians at Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates are equipped to provide you with more than just the surgery that is required to treat your hand or upper extremity condition. We will also work to make sure you’re set up with everything you need afterward to succeed and make a full, comprehensive recovery after your procedure. Post-surgical rehab is essential for anyone that has had a surgical procedure on the hand, and our team is here to work with you every step of the way.

After your surgery, you may still experience some pain. Additionally, you might experience some stiffness in your hand or wrist, which could make it difficult for you to move your hand as freely as you would like to. The GPOA post-surgery rehab program is all about restoring this function and accommodating your needs after a hand, wrist or upper extremity surgery. Our specialists will use a wide variety of different state-of-the-art techniques to ensure normal function returns to your hand as quickly and effectively as possible.

If you’re ready to make a full recovery and get back to the life you love to live as quickly and effectively as possible, don’t wait. Contact GPOA and schedule your appointment with one of the best hand doctors in Pittsburgh today.

Experienced Doctors that Treat Carpal Tunnel Near Me

Hand, wrist and upper extremity difficulties can occur for a wide number of reasons, from a traumatic injury to a hereditary predisposition toward a particular condition. Some of the more specific conditions of the wrist and hand that our specialists see at Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Arthritis
  • Hand Fractures
  • Wrist and Forearm Fractures
  • Flexor and Extensor Tendon Injuries

Additionally, we may see other types of wrist or hand tumors that are unrelated to any of the aforementioned conditions. We also treat a variety of other injuries, which can be diagnosed by your specialist when you come in for your initial consultation.

Our upper extremity department at Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates can also assist in treatment specific problems of the elbow and shoulder. Some of the most common of these conditions we treat here at GPOA include the following:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve Compression)

No matter what your condition of the hand, wrist or upper extremity, there is no team of healthcare professionals more equipped to help than the experts at Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates. If you’re ready to free yourself from pain in your hands and wrists, now is the time. Schedule your appointment with one of our experts today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need to see an orthopaedist for my hand or wrist?

The best way to determine whether or not you have a condition of the hand or wrist, or if you’ve sustained an injury to those areas, is to listen to your body. If you’re experiencing long periods of pain that seem not to be going away or resistant to at-home remedies, it’s time to see the orthopaedist. Additionally, if your pain is extremely severe or you’re experiencing a loss in your general range of motion, it’s likely that your hand or wrist needs attention from one of our specialists. 

What surgical procedures can you perform at GPOA?

Some of the most common surgical procedures we perform on hands, wrists and upper extremities at GPOA include:

  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • DeQuervain’s Release
  • Ganglion Excision
  • Fracture Surgery
  • Ligament Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization
  • Biceps Tendon Repairs
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Arthritis Reconstructions of the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand

Do I need physical therapy or rehab after a procedure?

Yes! Post-surgical rehab is a vital step for anyone that has had a surgical procedure on the hand, wrist or upper extremities. Fortunately, the physicians at Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates are equipped to provide you with all the support you’ll need to make a full recovery, every step of the way.

What can I do at home to speed up my recovery process?

Alongside your usual physical therapy, we strongly recommend that you perform exercises at home, as directed by your surgeon. Tennis elbow stretches are especially important for recovering your full range of motion after elbow surgery. Your specialist can help direct you in performing lateral epicondylitis tennis elbow rehabilitation as part of your post-surgery routine.

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