Hand and Wrist Injuries
We have an experienced team of more than 75 orthopaedic surgeons, doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, with many offering sub-specialized care for hand and wrist injuries in six locations across New Hampshire.
In addition to breaks, sprains and tears, some of the most common conditions we treat include carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease (or Dupuytren’s contracture), thumb arthritis and trigger finger.
Latest Treatments and Procedures
We offer a wide variety of treatment options from physical therapy to the newest minimally invasive procedures for a shorter recovery time and less pain during recovery.
Some of the most common treatments we offer include:
- Carpal tunnel release – including endoscopic surgery for a shorter recovery time
- XIAFLEX® injections for Dupuytren’s contracture (Keene and Lebanon)
- Needle aponeurotomy treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture (Lebanon)
- Wrist arthroscopy
- Hand fracture repair
- Ligament reconstruction
- Thumb, wrist and finger arthroplasty
- Tumor excision and grafting
- Non-surgical treatments: splinting, exercises, strengthening, ultrasound massage
- Therapy: trained hand therapists and occupational therapists can help patients regain their functionality
- And more!
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH is home to a specialized Hand Clinic. The team includes providers from orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, and rehabilitation medicine who offer comprehensive care for hand and wrist conditions and injuries.
Supporting You Along the Way
Our team is here to give you all of the information you need to make the best decision to fit your lifestyle and your goals.
Our nursing staff will help to educate you ahead of time of what to expect before your surgery – helping you walk through your daily routine to figure out what tasks you may need help with right after surgery. We’re always available by phone along the way as well. After surgery, we offer physical therapy options to give you the best outcome possible.
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Surgeons identified and removed a tumor in Bobby’s finger. He was able to return to his career as a well known composer and musician with no pain and full use of his hand.
Better Than Before Surgery
Dr. Carr was the right surgeon for me. He described all possible treatment options, talked with me about outcomes and how many ACL surgeries he's performed. I credit Steve Vincente, my physical therapist, in getting me on the road to recovery. His positive energy made all the difference. I am happy to say my knee is not only as good as it was before, it's better.Hannah Kearney / 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion freestyle skier
No Big Deal
The most surprising thing about having a complete hip replacement was that it really wasn't a big deal. I'd say all through the journey, from surgery to recovery, you've got to remember it takes some effort. There is some discomfort, but it was well worth it and I won't hesitate again to have my right one done.Ted Davis / Total Hip Patient
What Surprised Me the Most
I didn't know I could do what I can do now and that's what surprised me the most. At my age and with the injuries I had, I thought I was done. Being able to sit straight up is a big deal. Being able to nod my head, twist it side-to-side...that's a really, really big deal. I wasn't able to do those things when I got here.Derek Hampton / Functional Restoration Program graduate
Achieving Your Goals
Now I know I can go out and rip turns and feel awesome and feel completely normal again. I felt like the sports medicine department can relate to you...and help you achieve the goals that you want to get back to, and my goals were to get back into ski racing and back to lacrosse, and I've done that thus far.Gunnar / ACL Repair Surgery