SIU Division of Orthopaedic Surgery 
Phone: 217-545-8000
Fax: 217-545-2536
E-Mail: orthopaedics@siumed.edu 
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Hand / Wrist Conditions and Treatments

At SIU we have fellowship trained surgeons to handle injuries of the hand and wrist, whether through surgical intervention, conservative treatment or hand therapy. 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes pain and numbness in the palm of the hand and fingers, often at night, due to entrapment of the major sensory nerve to the hand at the wrist.  It can be corrected by arthroscopic, minimally invasive surgery.

Depuytren’s Contracture

This is a thickening of deep tissue (fascia) which causes the fingers to pull into the palm.  The progressive condition is treated by removing the abnormal fascia and relaxing the overlaying skin.

Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a condition that results in the finger bending as if to pull a trigger.  People over 40 years of age with a history of diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis are especially at risk.  If the finger cannot be actively straightened as a result of the triggering, surgery may be required.

Hand and Wrist Treatments

Arthroscopic Surgery

Our surgeons are experts in minimally invasive surgical techniques including arthroscopic surgery of the hand and wrist.  Combining state-of-the-art equipment and the most modern surgical techniques, our surgeons are able to provide patients with excellent outcomes with minimal tissue damage, decreased pain and earlier return to function.