Wrist, Hand & Elbow

Advanced Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Specialists

The Idaho Hand Institute treats routine and complex upper extremity conditions.

Their philosophy is to begin treatment with the least risky and most proven interventions. The team looks to therapies that have the highest success rates. Most of the time, patients get relief from symptoms by altering activities, using prescribed medications, splinting, and therapy. However, if conservative techniques fail to bring relief, surgery may be required. An experienced hand surgeon can discuss the best options with you.

The hand, one of the most flexible parts of the human skeleton, is an intricate instrument that is both tough and delicate. Our hands help us to experience and control the world around us and hence, enable us to work and care for others and ourselves. However, when our hands, wrists or upper extremities do not function properly, daily activities such as driving a car, typing, or cooking can be difficult and painful. It is estimated that over 30-40 million adults in the United States have pain in the hands and fingers to some degree.

The Idaho Hand Institute providers are board-certified orthopedic surgeons with additional specialty training in hand surgery, which includes problems in the fingers, hand, wrist, elbow, arm, and shoulder. If you or a loved one are experiencing pain or numbness in the hands, this team is here for you.

Treatments include:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures and soft-tissue injuries
  • Swan Thumb
  • Fractures and soft-tissue injuries
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Infections
  • Tennis elbow, golfer’s or baseball elbow and other tendon disorders
  • Trigger finger and trigger thumb