Arthroscopic Surgery for Dorsal Wrist Impingement West Springfield MA

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Cyril E Shea Jr, MD
(413) 739-3151
66 Morgan Rd
West Springfield, MA
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1950

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Richard Jay Fingeroth, MD
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave Ste 201
Springfield, MA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1973
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Hospital: Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: New England Orthopedic Surgeons Inc

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John Robert Corsetti, MD
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave Ste 201
Springfield, MA
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1989

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John R Corsetti
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Bennett Stuart Burns, MD
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1989

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Lois Ann Nichols, MD
(413) 233-1106
300 Birnie Ave Ste 201
Springfield, MA
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Orthopedics
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Female
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Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1999

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Paul Allan Koerner, MD
(413) 746-9142
3455 Main St Ste 2
Springfield, MA
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1978

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Sumner E Karas
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey C Wint
(413) 733-2204
3550 Main Street
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Joseph Henry Sklar, MD
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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