Get Your Hand and Arm Function Back

Visit Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine for sudden or old injuries of the hand and arm. Our hand surgeons focus on surgical and non-surgical treatment that restores or preserves function in your hands and arms. 

 You can see us for conditions including:

  • Arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital problems
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Infections
  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Tendon swelling
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tumors

Hand Surgery Options

Our hand surgeons provide a variety of surgical options, including:

  • Skin grafts
  • Skin flaps
  • Closed reduction and fixation
  • Tendon repair
  • Nerve repairs
  • Fasciotomy
  • Surgical drainage or debridement
  • Joint replacement 
  • Replantation

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Before Hand Surgery

Let Sanford Health guide you to the information you need to make the best decision for your hand and arm health. We answer common questions such as:

  • How do you diagnose hand conditions?
  • What tests can you expect?
  • How should you prepare for diagnostic tests?


After Hand Surgery

What can you expect after hand surgery? Recovery depends on the type of surgery you had and the cause of your hand condition. In many cases, surgery is just the start of recovery, but we can give you an idea of what to expect, such as:

  • Immobilization in a bandage or splint
  • Restrictions on work and activities
  • Rehabilitation including physical therapy or occupational therapy
  • Exercise


Non-Surgical Options

Our hand surgeons offer non-surgical options for conditions affecting your hands. We also recommend these as rehabilitation after surgery. These options include:

  • Caring for wounds and controlling scars
  • Desensitization, sensory re-education or nerve glides following nerve injury or trauma
  • Exercises to increase motion, dexterity and strength
  • Fluidotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • E-stimulation
  • Iontophoresis
  • Paraffin
  • Reducing swelling
  • Splints for preventing or correcting injury

Helping you learn to perform daily life skills and work skills through adapted methods and equipment, activity modification and conditioning work.

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