Arm and hand specialists in Terre Haute, Indiana

The arm and hand surgeons within Terre Haute Regional Hospital's orthopedic program provide Wabash Valley's most comprehensive care for the upper extremities. We use the latest assessment tools and techniques to provide the most accurate diagnosis and treatment. Don’t let an injury or pain in your hand or arm stop you. Our arm and hand doctors can help you get back to your normal activities.

For more information about our hand and upper extremity care or to schedule an appointment, call us at (812) 237-1200.

Upper extremity conditions we treat

Symptoms of a hand, wrist, elbow or a shoulder condition include pain, weakness, numbness, swelling or tingling. We have the expertise to evaluate, treat and rehabilitate a variety of common and complex conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis—Including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis—Inflammation of the fluid sacs between the joints in the wrist, elbow or shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome—Median nerve compression in the wrist
  • Deformations—Extra digits or finger webbing
  • Dupuytren’s contracture—Thickening and tightening of tissues in the palm
  • Fractures and dislocations—Of the hand, wrist, elbow, arm and shoulder
  • Ganglion cysts—A fluid-filled bump on the joints or tendons in the wrist or hand
  • Ligament injuries—Sprains and complete tears
  • Nail bed injuries—Caused by blunt force trauma
  • Nerve damage—Including the ulnar nerve in the elbow and radial nerve in the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff damage—Shoulder condition caused by aging or injury
  • Tendon damage (flexor, extensor, biceps)—Torn and completely severed tendons
  • Tendinitis—Inflammation caused by repetitive strain, as in tennis elbow
  • Trigger finger—Trapped tendon that causes a bent finger
  • Tumors—Cancerous and noncancerous masses in the hands and upper extremities

Advanced treatments for hand and upper extremity pain

Terre Haute Regional Hospital’s orthopedic specialists are skilled in hand, arm, elbow and shoulder complexities. Our team always chooses the least invasive treatments for your condition.

Nonsurgical treatments

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation: Improves function and strength with a certified hand therapist and other professionals experienced in upper extremity conditions.
  • Nerve stimulation techniques: Delivers low-voltage electrical current to relieve pain, such as transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy.
  • Custom splinting: Devices designed to protect, support and correct healing of a variety of conditions affecting the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.
  • Injected medicines: Reduces pain and swelling using corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory medicines.

Arm and hand surgery

  • Arthroscopy—Involves inserting a tube with a tiny camera and a light into the joint to view inside to diagnose and repair a variety of conditions affecting the ligaments, bones, cartilage or tendons.
  • Carpal tunnel release—Performed as an open or minimally invasive procedure that releases pressure on the compressed median nerve in the wrist.
  • Closed reduction and fixation—Realigns a broken bone and holds it in place using internal fixtures, such as rods or wires.
  • Joint replacement—Replaces joint surfaces with artificial implants, including wrist, elbow and shoulder replacement.
  • Ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction—Repairs sprains and strains in the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.
  • Microsurgery—Repairs compressed or severed nerves and blood vessels in the hands and wrists, including finger replantation.
  • Rotator cuff shoulder repair—Reattaches the tendon to the upper arm bone in a complete tear and trims and smooths the tendon and bone in a partial tear.