Hand or Finger Nerve Injuries Treated at Mercy

Neurosurgery at Mercy Baltimore

Orthopedic surgeons of The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, provide expertise and advanced surgical skills for hand and finger conditions, including nerve injuries. 

About the Condition

Nerves provide communication between the brain and different parts of the body. When a nerve is injured, it cannot communicate about such things as movement, feeling, temperature or pain. The hand has three main nerves:

  • Radial nerve
  • Median nerve
  • Ulnar nerve

These nerves in the hand can be injured or damaged from:

  • Stretching or pressure
  • Cuts
  • Falls, crushing accidents or other trauma
  • Burns or extreme cold temperatures
  • Electrical shock
  • Radiation
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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

Symptoms of hand and finger nerve injuries include:

  • Loss of movement
  • Lack of feeling

An orthopedic specialist will take a medical history and perform a physical exam to diagnose nerve injuries. Nerve conduction studies and an electromyography (EMG) test may be performed to aid in the diagnosis of nerve injuries.

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Treatment Options

Some hand and finger nerve injuries can heal on their own. Injuries such as cuts or crush accidents require surgery to repair the nerves.