Arthroscopic Surgery for Dorsal Wrist Impingement Juneau AK

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Dr.Gordon Bozarth
(907) 364-2663
3220 Hospital Drive #101
Juneau, AK
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M
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Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Bartlett Regional
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.9, out of 5 based on 12, reviews.

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Daniel R Harrah
(907) 364-2663
3220 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Alan Gross
(907) 523-9080
3220 Hospital Dr # 101
Juneau, AK
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M
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
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Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James Gregory Gollogly, MD
(907) 452-8181
3260 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Dublin, Trinity Coll, Sch Of Physic, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1972

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Daniel Raymond Harrah, MD
(907) 523-9080
3225 Hospital Dr Ste 101-A
Juneau, AK
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1993

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Ted L Schwarting
(907) 586-4415
3220 Hospital Drive
Juneau, AK
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Gordon R Bozarth, MD
(907) 523-9080
3225 Hospital Dr Unit 101A
Juneau, AK
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.DANIEL HARRAH
(907) 364-2663
3220 Hospital Dr # 101
Juneau, AK
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M
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Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Gordon R Bozarth
(907) 364-2663
3220 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ted Lewis Schwarting, MD
(907) 586-4415
3220 Hospital Dr Ste 201
Juneau, AK
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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