Hand and arm doctors in southwest Virginia

When hand, wrist and arm conditions cause pain or limit your mobility, the experienced team at LewisGale Regional Health System in southwest Virginia will help correct the problem and get your life back in motion.

To learn more about orthopedic services for the hands and upper extremities contact our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 242-2362.

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Hand and upper extremity conditions we treat

Symptoms of a hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder condition include pain, weakness, numbness, swelling or tingling. Our orthopedic surgeons and doctors have the expertise to evaluate, treat and rehabilitate a variety of common and complex conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis—Including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis—Inflammation of the fluid sacs between the joints in the wrist, elbow or shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome—Median nerve compression in the wrist
  • Deformations—Extra digits or finger webbing
  • Dupuytren’s contracture—Thickening and tightening of tissues in the palm
  • Fractures and dislocations—Of the hand, wrist, elbow, arm and shoulder
  • Ganglion cysts—Fluid-filled bump on the joints or tendons in the wrist or hand
  • Ligament injuries—Sprains and complete tears
  • Nail bed injuries—Caused by blunt force trauma
  • Nerve damage—Including the ulnar nerve in the elbow and radial nerve in the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff damage—Shoulder condition caused by aging or injury
  • Tendon damage (flexor, extensor, bicep)—Torn and completely severed tendons
  • Tendinitis—Inflammation caused by repetitive strain, as in tennis elbow
  • Trigger finger—Trapped tendon that causes a bent finger
  • Tumors—Cancerous and noncancerous masses in the hands and upper extremities

Advanced orthopedic treatment options

LewisGale Regional Health System’s orthopedic specialists are skilled in hand, arm, elbow and shoulder complexities. Our team always chooses the least invasive treatments for your condition. We offer nonsurgical and surgical treatments for even the most complex conditions involving the muscles, tendons and bones or joints of the hands and upper extremities, from carpal tunnel surgery to anti-inflammatory medicines.

Nonsurgical hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder treatments

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitationImproves function and strength with a certified hand therapist and other professionals experienced in upper extremity conditions.
  • Nerve stimulation techniquesDelivers low-voltage electrical currents to relieve pain, as in transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy.
  • Custom splinting—Devices designed to protect, support and correct healing of a variety of conditions affecting the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.
  • Injected medicines—Reduces pain and swelling using corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory medicines.

Arm and hand surgery options

  • Arthroscopy (wrist, elbow and shoulder joints)—Diagnoses and repairs for a variety of conditions affecting ligaments, bones, cartilage or tendons using a tiny camera and light in a tube, inserted into the joint to view inside.
  • Carpal tunnel release—Releases pressure on the compressed median nerve in the wrist (performed as an open or minimally invasive procedure).
  • Closed reduction and fixation—Realigns and holds broken bones in place with internal fixtures, such as rods or wires.
  • Joint replacement—Replaces joint surfaces with artificial implants using a variety of shoulder replacement techniques.
  • Ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction—Repairs sprains and strains in the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.
  • Microsurgery—Repairs compressed or severed nerves and blood vessels in the hands and wrists, including finger replantation.
  • Rotator cuff shoulder repair—Surgeon trims and smooths the tendon and bone for a partial tear, or reattaches the tendon to the upper arm bone for a complete tear.
  • Tommy John surgery (TJS)—Replace an injured ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow with a tendon taken from another part of the body.

Trusted orthopedic care close to home at LewisGale

At LewisGale Regional Health System, our multidisciplinary team works together to offer superior orthopedic care services. Patients choose us for hand and arm care for:

  • Board-certified physicians—The care you receive in any one of our affiliated hospitals comes from board-certified doctors and hand surgeons. Additionally, most of our doctors are also fellowship trained in their respective fields.
  • Specialized care before and after surgery—We offer advanced diagnostic imaging to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Following surgery, we also offer pain management options and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation programs. This includes rehabilitation services from certified hand therapists.
  • Compassionate care in a full-service facility—Our staff is with you every step of the way, from diagnosis to treatment and into recovery, with case management and customized care. If you require surgery, our hospitals are fully equipped with the services and amenities you need for a complete, comfortable recovery.