Orthopedic Surgery

The hand and upper extremity team at Swift Institute in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City is experienced in treating wrist injuries, including wrist joint replacement.
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 arthroscopy.
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...
In a normal joint, bones have a smooth, glistening surface made of a substance called articular cartilage on their ends that allows one bone to glide easily against another. Joints...
The hand is made up of 27 bones that form its supporting framework. This frame acts as a point of attachment for the muscles that make the wrist and fingers...
During elbow arthroscopy, the surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into the elbow joint. This camera displays live video to a screen that helps guide miniature surgical instruments...
Nerves are part of the “electrical wiring” system that carries messages between the brain and the rest of our body, including the hand and fingers. A ring of tissue covers...
De Quervain’s Tendonitis or Tenosynovitis is a condition caused by an inflammation of the tendons located at the thumb side of the wrist. Tendons, the tissues that attach our muscles...
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a condition caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. When a nerve is compressed, it cannot function properly. The Ulnar Nerve carries signals...
Hand and wrist arthritis information provided by the hand and upper extremity team at Swift Institute in Reno and Carson City.
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