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 functioning. He is at the forefront of hand and wrist surgeries that can ease pain, improve appearance, and restore the natural strength and functioning of your hand, wrist, and fingers.
Types of Hand and Wrist Traumas Treated by Dr. Sammer
Hand and wrist surgery with Dr. Sammer includes a range of surgical and microsurgical procedures that can restore the function and appearance of the hand, fingers and wrist. Our board-certified hand surgeon performs a wide variety of operations that fall under the category of reconstructive surgery for hand and wrist injuries, including:
- Hand and Wrist Fractures: Many hand and wrist fractures are treated non-operatively with a cast or splint, but some do require surgery. Dr. Sammer treats fractures from the fingertips to the distal forearm, including finger fractures, hand and wrist fractures, and distal radius or ulna fractures. When surgery is required, treatment may involve the use of pins, plates or screws to stabilize the fracture and allow it to heal in the correct position, to maximize post-fracture functioning.
- Tendon Injuries: If a tendon is cut or crushed due to an accident or injury, Dr. Sammer will assess the damage, repair the affected tendon, and evaluate the surrounding tissue to restore hand and finger flexibility.
- Nerve Injuries: Nerves may become damaged due to an injury, or compression. Dr. Sammer works to relieve the pain and numbness of pinched nerves and restore functioning to damaged nerves.
Each hand or wrist surgery that Dr. Sammer performs is as unique as your very own fingerprints. Dr. Sammer takes the time to discuss your specific medical history and performs a complete physical assessment before recommending a course of action to restore your comfort, mobility, and hand appearance.
Dr. Sammer’s Approach to Repairing Hand and Wrist Trauma
Dr. Douglas Sammer is board-certified and fellowship-trained, which distinguishes his training and credentials from many other doctors. He possesses diagnostic acumen, precision technique, and an advanced understanding of hand anatomy and physiology, and utilizes the most advanced treatment techniques available today. A consultation and physical examination can help point a way to the best approach to dealing with your specific hand or wrist trauma.