Arthroscopic Surgery for Dorsal Wrist Impingement Red Lion PA

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Jeremy Mathis, DO
Dallastown, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dean A Nachtigall
(717) 846-7846
1779 5th Ave
York, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Bernard H Lauer, DMD
(717) 755-1233
2206 E Market St
York, PA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael John Sicuranza, MD
(717) 848-4800
908 S George St
York, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1985

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Craig Andrew Sullivan, DO
(717) 846-7846
1779 5th Ave
York, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1987

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Lawrence Stuart Pollack, DO
(717) 848-2297
1750 5th Ave Ste 201
York, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med, Stratford Nj 08084
Graduation Year: 1988

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Douglas Joseph Hofmann, MD
(717) 848-4800
1855 Powder Mill Rd
York, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: York Hospital, York, Pa
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists Pc

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Seth D Baublitz
(717) 846-7846
1779 5th Ave
York, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas Stephen Ryscavage, MD
(717) 741-4653
2200 S George St Ste W2
York, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1973

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David Louis Cohen
(717) 848-4800
1855 Powder Mill Rd
York, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic 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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