Hand & Wrist

Hand & Wrist Conditions, Injuries & Treatments

Carpal Tunnel

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand. When the median nerve is compressed, the symptoms can include numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and arm.

Distal Radius Fracture

The radius is the larger of the two bones of the forearm. The end toward the wrist is called the distal end. A fracture of the distal radius occurs when the area of the radius near the wrist breaks. Distal radius fractures are very common. In fact, the radius is the most commonly broken bone in the arm.

TFCC Tears

A TFCC tear is an injury to the triangular fibrocartilage complex, soft tissues in the wrist that cushion and support the carpal bones and help stabilize the forearm. Injuries range from mild to severe, but all can disable the wrist.

Wrist Sprain

A wrist sprain occurs when the strong ligaments that support the wrist stretch beyond their limits or tear. This occurs when the wrist is bent or twisted forcefully, such as caused by a fall onto an outstretched hand. Wrist sprains are common injuries.


Hand trauma refers to any injury involving the fingers, hands, and wrists, including the tendons, ligaments, and nerves. From simple fingertip injuries to tendon injuries and fractures, hand injuries can be divided into these general categories: Burns, Lacerations, Fractures and Dislocations, High-Pressure Injection Injuries, Infections, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Amputations.

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