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William L Mills
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
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Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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James William Yates Jr, MD
(843) 347-3243
2376 Cypress Cir
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1977

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Ross Taylor, MD
(843) 347-7222
1400 Highway 544
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jack Stewart Haskin Jr, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Orthopaedic Assoc

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Arthur Josephus Preslar, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc; Grand Strand Reg Med Ctr, Myrtle Beach, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Orthopaedic Assoc

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Dr.Christopher Elliott
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir # 300
Conway, SC
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M
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Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Christopher C Elliott, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1995

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Ross N Taylor
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Jack Stewart Haskin Jr, MD
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir
Conway, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Conway Hosp, Conway, Sc
Group Practice: Coastal Orthopaedic Assoc

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Jack S Haskin
(843) 347-7222
2376 Cypress Cir Ste 300
Conway, SC
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Arthroscopic Surgery for Dorsal Wrist Impingement

Dorsal wrist impingement is an injury where the back of the radius (one of the forearm bones) hits against the wrist bones and traps the nerves. It's a common injury, particularly in sports like gymnastics, where the gymnasts place a lot of force on their wrists with hand springs and walk overs. However, it can also occur from a minor injury.

When a patient has a dorsal wrist impingement, there is usually pain on the top of the wrist, especially when the hand is bent back towards the shoulder, as when pushing a door open. Usually, the first treatment for the problem is injections of a corticosteroid to the painful area and rest. Unfortunately, not all cases respond to this and then surgery may be necessary.

There is no specific test to diagnose dorsal wrist impingement. It's not seen on x-ray or imaging, for example. So doctors have to rely on the patient's history of the injury and by ruling out other problems that may be causing the wrist pain. Dorsal wrist impingement has specific location of pain and this pain can be brought on by certain wrist movements. Also, if it truly is dorsal wrist impingement, corticosteroid injections should have helped relieve the pain somewhat - perhaps relieving up to 70 percent of the pain, for several weeks. So, in order to decide on surgery, the patient should have been treated with at least one or two corticosteroid injections and have rested the wrist for at least three months.

Patients who should not have this surgery are those for whom dorsal wrist impingement can't be absolutely diagnosed, as well as those who are in poor health, if a patient isn't compliant with treatments, or has an infection.

Following surgery, the wrist isn't braced or casted. In fact, wrist movement is encouraged and the goal is to have full range of motion of the wrist within two to three weeks of surgery. Strength rehabilitation begins once range of motion is full and patients generally are able to return to office-type work wit...

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