Arthroscopic Surgery for Dorsal Wrist Impingement Houma LA

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Arthur Delmar Walker Jr, MD
(985) 868-7566
PO Box 3655
Houma, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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Christopher E Cenac
(985) 868-7020
210 New Orleans Blvd
Houma, LA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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William H Kinnard
(985) 868-1540
1001 School Street
Houma, LA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Michael Lasalle
(985) 868-1540
1001 School Street
Houma, LA
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M
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Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Houma Orthopedic Clinic
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dexter Allen Gary, MD
(985) 868-1540
203 Belle Helene Dr
Houma, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1966

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Stephen Ernest Ellender, DDS
(985) 876-5370
PO Box 2466
Houma, LA
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher E Cenac, MD
(985) 868-7020
210 New Orleans Blvd
Houma, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1971

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John Patrick Sweeney, MD
(985) 223-0032
895 Verret St
Houma, LA
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1977

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Michael A LaSalle
(985) 868-1540
1001 School Street
Houma, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jonathan Michael Shults, MD
(985) 223-0032
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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