Our specialists use surgery to treat conditions of the hand that can limit mobility, cause pain and affect quality of life. These conditions include, among others, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and tendonitis. We also employ innovative surgical techniques to address hand conditions caused by injury and illness.
Why Choose Us?
Our team of specialists has undergone extensive training and achieved a wide range of experience in advanced treatment options. For example, Kelly Currie, MD, performs a procedure called Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet, or WALANT, for many common hand surgeries. A convenient alternative to traditional surgery, this patient-centered technique uses only local anesthesia and can be done in an office setting, which can reduce costs and shorten recovery time.
Conditions We Treat
- Pain of the arm, wrist and fingers
- Broken bones
- Lumps and bumps on the hand
- Loss of function
- Numbness and tingling
- Skin problems
- Trauma and other injuries
- Congenital conditions
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What to expect
Your first meeting with one of our specialists will include a comprehensive evaluation of your condition. We will talk with you about your lifestyle and your level of discomfort, as well as your goals for surgery and beyond. Once we have an understanding of your unique situation, we can discuss treatment options with you—their benefits and potential risks—so that you can make the best choice for your life.
Preparing for your visit
Before your first meeting with one of our specialists, we encourage you to spend some time thinking about the goals you want treatment to help you achieve. Make a list of questions you have and concerns about treatment you’d like to discuss, and bring them with you. Your specialist will have lots of questions for you, too, so come prepared to talk about your health history and your current condition. In some situations, it can be helpful to invite a trusted family member or friend to accompany you to your appointment as they may have a perspective that is relevant and valuable—and may be helpful to you in discussions after your appointment as you consider treatment options.
Our hand surgeons meet with adult patients in the Center for Advanced Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and work closely with therapists at Washington University’s Milliken Hand Rehabilitation Center. Patients typically meet with their surgeon and therapist during the same appointment for more convenient and collaborative care.
Children with hand injuries or congenital conditions are treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
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