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Department of Orthopedics

Department of Orthopedics
 

Common Conditions & Treatments


From repetive motion injuries to complications from aging, CU Orthopedics can help in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous hand, forearm, and elbow issues.

Learn more about the most common conditions we see, including an overview, cause, symptoms, and treatment.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist (in effect, a pinched nerve). Symptoms usually include pain, numbness, tingling, or a combination of the three. Read more »


Osteoarthritis of the hand
Osteoarthritis of the hand

Arthritis—literally, "inflamed joint"—can affect any joint in the body, including the joints between the 29 bones of the wrist, hand, and fingers. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease in which the smooth cartilage that covers the bone surfaces at the joints either is injured or wears over time.  Read more »


Trigger finger
Trigger finger

Stenosing tenosynovitis, "trigger finger" or "trigger thumb," involves the pulleys and tendons in the hand that bend the fingers. It may start with discomfort at the base of the finger or thumb. Read more »


Wrist fracture
Wrist fracture

Wrist fractures may occur in any of the wrist bones when enough force is applied, such as when falling down onto an outstretched hand. Examination and x-rays are needed so that your doctor can tell if there is a fracture and assess the position of the bones to determine the treatment. Read more »


Dupuytren's disease
Dupuytren's disease

Dupuytren's disease is an abnormal thickening of the tissue just beneath the skin known as fascia. Treatment options may include observation, collagenase injection, needle aponeurotomy, or open surgery. Read more »


These conditions are just a sample of what we treat. To learn more about other diseases and injuries, visit the links below.