Hand and Wrist

At Lakeland Regional Health, we understand the importance of getting back to your normal routine. Hand injuries and disorders are often treatable, and our highly specialized team of physicians and physical therapists can help you return to your regular activities.

You and your family want the confidence of an experienced, specially trained hand surgeon for any hand and wrist repairs and procedures. We are pleased to have two Fellowship-trained hand surgeons on our team to offer you expert care.

Symptoms that may need medical attention include:

  • Numbness and tingling
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Wrist pain
  • Thumb pain
  • Clicking and catching
  • Suspected fractures
  • Lumps or bumps

Common hand disorders treated by our care team:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Hand and finger masses
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament and tendon tears
  • Fractures
  • Dupuytren’s contractures
  • Masses or ganglion cysts

On-Site Physical Therapists and Hand Therapists

You are an important part of your recovery from hand injuries or illnesses. Restoring range of motion and strength in your hands, wrists and forearms is important, and hand therapy can provide post-operational rehabilitation, non-operative pain relief and preventative care.

At Lakeland Regional Health’s award-winning Grasslands Campus, a team of highly qualified therapists help you get back to your daily routines. Our outpatient therapy team includes 19 licensed physical therapists – three of whom are certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists, occupational therapists and a certified hand therapist.

Our Hand Therapy program includes:

  • Therapist on staff who is certified by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission
  • Expert rehabilitation for such common conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve transposition, post-operative care for tendon repairs, arthroplasty and fractures
  • Custom fabrication of splints
  • State-of-the-art equipment

Microsurgery

Our surgeons perform microsurgery for nerve repair. These state-of-the-art procedures, performed using microscopes and precision instruments, are used for operations on tiny vessels, tendons and nerves found in the hands and wrists.

Dr. Olukemi Fajolu possesses the high level of training and years of experience necessary to perform successful microsurgeries.

Microsurgery procedures can be performed for:

  • Hand and finger reconstruction for injured fingers and wrists
  • Nerve repair
  • Replantation of severed thumbs and fingers

Other general hand services:

  • Fracture reductions
  • Joint replacements in hands
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Dislocated joints
  • Hand and wrist masses

If you are experiencing discomfort or cannot complete daily activities because of hand pain or stiffness, contact us at 863.687.1250.