Arthroscopic Surgery for Dorsal Wrist Impingement Missoula MT

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Fred Lewis Sayre, DMD
(406) 728-4032
705 W Sussex Ave
Missoula, MT
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert F Moseley, MD
240 Daly Ave
Missoula, MT
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Daniel T Mc Quinn, DDS
(406) 542-7572
1221 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT
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Mark Andrew Channer, MD
(406) 721-7330
2360 Mullan Rd
Missoula, MT
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Orthopedics
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1990

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Randale Craig Sechrest, MD
(406) 721-3072
228 W Main St Ste D
Missoula, MT
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Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1980

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Troy Shaw, DDS
(406) 327-0777
1200 S Reserve St Ste L
Missoula, MT
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Deloit Ray Wolfe, DDS
(406) 549-2422
129 W Kent Ave
Missoula, MT
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David Harold Allmacher, MD
(406) 728-1563
900 N Orange St
Missoula, MT
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Orthopedics
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1996

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Paul Andrew Puckett, MD
(406) 721-4436
2360 Mullan Rd Ste C
Missoula, MT
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Orthopedics
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Lawrence Joseph Toder, MD
(406) 549-2630
2360 Mullan Rd Ste C
Missoula, MT
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Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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