Orthopedic Conditions

The hand and upper extremity team at Swift Institute in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City is experienced in diagnosing and treating wrist injuries, including wrist nerve compression.
The hand and upper extremity team at Swift Institute in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City is experienced in diagnosing and treating wrist injuries, including ulnar collateral ligament injury.
Trigger thumb is a condition when the thumb is stuck in a bent position. Trigger thumb is typically caused by inflammation that narrows the space within the sheath that surrounds...
With the start of the baseball and softball seasons each spring, orthopedic surgeons frequently see an increase in elbow problems in young ball players. A common elbow problem in these...
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that can cause joint pain and damage throughout the body. The immune system attacks healthy cells causing inflammation and painful swelling in the...
Nerve injuries most frequently appear in the upper and lower extremities. These nerve injuries can be caused by either blunt trauma or sharp trauma. If the nerve remains intact, resting...
Upon arriving at the clinic, the medical evaluation will include reviewing a patient’s medical history followed by physical examination of the injury. Physical examination consists of an inspection to look...
Anyone with a hand injury should consider visiting a doctor or seek medical attention. Some common symptoms of hand injuries can include tenderness, numbness, weakness, decrease range of motion, infections,...
Hand and wrist fractures are fairly common. Treatment depends on the severity of the fracture, whether joints are involved, location of the injury, deformity or displacement. Children’s bones are in...
Dislocation refers to when a bone becomes displaced out of the normal position. This can cause obvious deformity, pain, and decreased mobility. Injuries to ligaments around joints can result in...
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