Arthritis is a joint disorder that causes inflammation in areas where bones meet. Arthritis may be characterized by swollen joints, joint pain, finger stiffness, and difficulty moving.
Thumb Base Arthritis SurgeryLigament Reconstruction
Nerve Release Surgery
When the tunnels that carry nerves to the hand and wrist become swollen, patients can experience pain, tingling, numbness and weakness. Dr. Sammer may perform a surgery to reopen the nerve tunnel and relieve pressure on the nerves.
Cubital Tunnel ReleaseUlnar Nerve
Carpal Tunnel ReleaseMedian Nerve
Tendons are bands of tissue that usually connect muscle to bone. When they become inflamed or damaged, patients may experience pain and tenderness on the thumb side of the wrist or over the base of the finger, and may wake up with a finger stuck in the flex position.
De Quervain’s ReleaseTendonitis
Hand and wrist traumas may be caused by an accident, sports injury, crushing injury or other event that damages multiple components of the hand and wrist. Dr. Sammer works to assess the damage and plan a treatment and recovery program with the aim of restoring full functionality.