Wrist doctors are specialty-trained orthopedic doctors or physicians who work with patients who have developed issues specific to the wrist and upper extremity. These wrist problems can sometimes be due to wear and tear or overuse, like arthritis or even carpal tunnel syndrome, where the median nerve is compressed due to inflammation of the tendons or ligaments in the wrist. Other times, a wrist doctor may treat a patient who has been in an accident and sustained a wrist injury.
From common conditions, like carpal tunnel syndrome, to complex injuries, like scaphoid fractures, distal radius fractures, or tendon tears, our team of wrist treatment doctors at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma will understand every aspect of your wrist problem and draw on their expertise to develop a tailored, comprehensive treatment plan to help you heal, recover, and advance.
Our team includes board-certified specialists Dr. Wendy Emerson, Dr. Steven Hardage, Dr. Robert Marsh, Dr. Brad Vogel, Dr. Jake Worsham, and fellowship-trained surgeon Dr. William L. Shelton. Our doctors will always recommend an approach that will best serve that patient, considering treatment options other than surgery first. As board-certified orthopedic surgeons, our surgical wrist specialists can also perform a full range of surgeries for all your wrist needs in addition to orthopedic procedures for the hand and elbow.
Symptoms You May Be Having
Take note if you have any of these symptoms related to the wrist, elbow, or hand. If so, schedule an appointment with one of our wrist specialists and get the care you need.
- Difficulty straightening the elbow
- Fingers curving inwards towards the palm
- Numbness in the hand
- Pins and needles
- Spongy-feeling bump or cyst has grown on the wrist
- Tenderness when pressing on the affected area
- Unable to rotate the wrist or lift the fingers
After an exam, your doctor may diagnose you with one of these hand or wrist conditions, injuries, or deformities:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain's syndrome, or tenosynovitis
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Ganglion cysts
- Kienbock's disease
- Ligament injury
- Repetitive trauma syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Wrist fracture
- Wrist tendonitis
Our Wrist Doctors Care for Patients Just Like You
When a patient first notices wrist pain, it’s common to wait to see if the pain will go away on its own. However, it may not improve, and some wrist injuries should be treated immediately, like a fracture. It’s important not to wait too long if you believe you have any type of wrist problem.
Our orthopedic wrist surgeons and physicians provide the expert wrist care a patient needs, including medication, X-rays and MRIs, home exercise and injury prevention programs, physical therapy, occupational therapy, wrist joint injections, or surgery.
If wrist surgery is the treatment your doctor recommends, your surgeon, backed by our entire wrist treatment team, can expertly perform the surgery using our state-of-the-art equipment. Their surgical expertise includes carpal tunnel release, wrist fusion, tendon grafts and replantation, and minimally invasive surgery, including endoscopic and arthroscopic surgery.
Our hand and wrist doctors, elbow doctors, and all of our orthopedic surgeons and physicians at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma go beyond simply delivering medical services. They are healthcare professionals who listen to your concerns, expertly answer your questions, and have dedicated their practices to helping people like you move forward and experience less pain and a better quality of life.
Start Your Journey to Heal. Recover. ADVANCE.
We know you want the best doctor to assess and treat your wrist pain. Rest assured, our skilled, experienced wrist doctors will apply their high-level skills and knowledge to your hand and wrist needs.
We are available to see you at multiple locations throughout the region:
For urgent needs, like fractures or wrist sprains, walk in without an appointment at our Advanced Orthopedics Urgent Care, Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – noon.
If you are ready to find a solution for your wrist pain or limitation, schedule an appointment by calling (918) 494-AOOK (2665) or use the button below.