Arthroscopic Surgery for Dorsal Wrist Impingement Seneca SC

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Dr.Douglas Reeves
(864) 482-6000
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
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M
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Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Blue Ridge Orthropedics
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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James C Mc George, MD
(864) 260-9910
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1978

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Patrick Sean Mc Callum, MD
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael William Mendes, MD
(843) 662-5233
10630 Clemson Blvd Ste 100
Seneca, SC
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1983

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James C Mills
(864) 482-6000
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
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Orthopedic Surgery

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George Ray Bruce, MD
(864) 882-4334
301 Meml Drive South
Seneca, SC
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1966

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Douglas E Marker, MD
(864) 882-5417
135 Professional Park Dr
Seneca, SC
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1969

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Larry Stanley Bowman, MD
(864) 654-4747
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1974

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Brian James Redmond, MD
(864) 482-6000
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca, Sc
Group Practice: Blue Ridge Orthopaedics

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William Bruce Richmond II, MD
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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