Dr. Clayton Alexander is an orthopedic surgeon, focusing on upper extremity areas including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He has specialized Fellowship training in advanced hand surgeries.
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At The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center, orthopedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hand and finger conditions such as tendon injuries. Patients from across the Baltimore region seek Mercy's expertise when they have hand and finger tendon injuries.
The flexor and extensor tendons are the main tendons that enable the fingers to move. The flexor tendons enable the fingers to bend, or flex. The extensor tendons enable the fingers to straighten, or extend. Both the flexor and extensor tendons are located close to the skin. They are injured easily with minor cuts or jamming of the fingers.
Health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, as well as sports injuries can cause damage to the hand and finger tendons. When these tendons are injured, the nerves in the hand and fingers also can be damaged.
Symptoms of tendon injuries to the hand and fingers include:
Diagnosing a partial tendon tear in the hand and fingers can be difficult. An orthopedic doctor specializing in hand conditions will perform a physical exam and review X-rays to make a diagnosis.
Treatment options for hand and finger tendon injuries will vary depending on the extent of the injury. Splints are used to immobilize jammed fingers to facilitate healing. Tendon cuts may need stitches. In some cases, tendon cuts cannot heal without surgery to repair the tendon and reattach to the bone.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by orthopedic surgeons specializing in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions, including but not limited to bursitis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Mercy Medical Center has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, placing it among the top shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand hospitals.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Joseph Ciotola is a top rated hip, knee and shoulder surgeon. His expertise in anterior hip replacement makes him one of the most sought-after orthopedic surgeons in the Baltimore region for hip replacement.