An injury to the hand, wrist or elbow can really slow you down, no
matter your age, occupation or activity level.
Bryn Mawr Hospital’s hand surgeons and certified hand therapists offer a
full range of treatment options for patients suffering from an injury to
the upper extremities.
Most of these injuries can be treated with therapy, medications and
injections. If surgery is required, minimally invasive techniques
performed on an outpatient basis are often highly effective. Common
disorders of the upper extremities treated at Bryn Mawr include:
Arthritis: The joint most likely to suffer wear and tear
is where the wrist and thumb meet. If treatments such as
anti-inflammatory medication and steroid injections are not
effective, reconstructive surgery to replace the joint may be an
Injury and trauma: Broken bones, severed nerves or
tendons, and sprains need immediate medical attention. Bryn Mawr
physicians are experts at diagnosing and treating these
Carpal tunnel syndrome: When the median nerve gets
trapped in a relatively tight area in the wrist, numbness and
tingling in the fingers can result. Splinting and cortisone
injections often bring relief; an outpatient surgical procedure
to treat this condition is another option.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.