Hinsdale Orthopaedics is distinguished as a leader in providing orthopaedic care to persons throughout the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Region, particularly in the area of wrist surgery. A broken wrist is among the most common broken bones. In fact, studies show that about one out of every six fractures treated in the ER is a wrist fracture. Most commonly, a wrist fracture refers to a fracture of the radius, one of the two bones in the forearm. Other bones which can break near the wrist joint are the scaphoid and the ulna. Symptoms of a wrist fracture include:
- Wrist pain
- Swelling, and
- Deformity of the wrist
Consequently, whenever our Chicago neighbors need wrist surgery the only name they need to know is Hinsdale Orthopaedics.
While most wrist fractures can be treated with a cast, it may be necessary to “reset” the fracture if the bones of our Chicago patient are out of proper alignment. This may call for mild sedation of a local anesthetic so the doctor can reduce the fracture by maneuvering it into place. However, some of our Chicago patients’ broken wrists may require wrist surgery. This is something that our Hinsdale Orthopaedics’ physicians will have to determine. Some of the determining considerations which may signal wrist surgery for our Chicago patients are:
- Age and physical capability of the patient
- Quality of the wrist bone
- Location of the wrist fracture
- Displacement or alignment of the wrist fracture, and
- Success of nonsurgical management
If wrist surgery is determined to be in the best interests of our Chicago patient, then you can anticipate that the Hinsdale Orthopaedics’ staff and physicians will go over all aspects of your impending wrist surgery with you. We will not only help you navigate the wrist surgery procedure and post-surgery and recovery period, but we will make sure you understand all stages of your procedure. We have been handling wrist surgery for patients for more than 60 years, and we are well-schooled in delivering the best surgical care in the region. You can count on our orthopaedists to gauge precisely what is best for you in your circumstances. Moreover, you can be assured that not only will Hinsdale Orthopaedics meet your expectations, but we will most likely exceed them.
If you are interested in setting up an appointment with one of our clinics, call us at: (630) 323-6116, today.