ORTHOPEDIC HAND SPECIALISTS IN BUCKS COUNTY
Hand Conditions & Injuries Treated at Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists
The Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists’ hand surgeons and physicians are fellowship-trained in advanced hand and wrist procedures. We can effectively handle all your orthopedic hand needs, ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to more complex problems and procedures, such as congenital hand deformities, hand or wrist reconstructions, and total wrist replacements.
Our orthopedic physicians can help you with all your hand issues, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
- Trigger finger
- Hand or wrist fractures
- Hand or wrist sprains
- Finger or wrist arthritis
- Tendon ruptures or lacerations
- Nerve injuries
- Nerve compressions
- Hand or wrist contractures
- Hand or wrist deformities
- Dupuytren’s contractures
- Skier’s (Gamekeeper’s) thumb
To discuss your personal situation with our experienced hand specialists in Doylestown or Warrington, call (215) 918-7845.
A Personalized Treatment Experience
The hand specialists at Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists (BCOS) always put the needs of the individual patient first. “Treatment starts from the simplest conservative care and progresses to more complex reconstructions or replacements, if necessary,” said Dr. Jung Park, M.D. “Our goal is to help our patients return to their daily lives through the safest and fastest treatment options available to them.”
Dr. Jung Park joined BCOS in 2013 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, along with general orthopedics. He provides specialized treatment options for patients of all ages, from newborns with congenital hand deformities to elderly patients with end-stage arthritis.
“We offer some of the top treatments to our patients to ensure their comfort and quick recovery,” said Dr. Park. “For example, for Dupuytren’s contracture, we provide in-office enzymatic needle injections and manipulation as an alternative to the traditional open fasciectomy. These injections are minimally invasive and results can be as effective as the traditional methods.”
Most hand or wrist surgeries that are conducted by BCOS surgeons can be performed under local anesthesia, which has numerous benefits:
- Many patients are able to drive themselves to and from surgery since no sedation is needed
- Patients do not need to fast the night before
- Local anesthesia delivers very minimal, if any, side effects
Spotlight: Trigger Finger
Trigger finger is one of the most common hand issues treated by the hand specialists at Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists. It occurs when the area within the sheath that surrounds the tendon in your affected finger becomes inflamed, limiting its natural gliding motion. Signs and symptoms of trigger finger can range from simple tenderness and pain with movement to active triggering with a feeling of locking and catching with motion.
Trigger finger is most commonly seen in individuals whose occupation or hobbies involve repetitive hand use and prolonged gripping, which can strain the hand. Diseases, such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, and tuberculosis, are also closely linked to an increased risk of trigger finger. This hand issue is most commonly found in women.
Treatment options for trigger finger can include rest with a splint, NSAIDS, steroid injections, and, if necessary, surgical release, which can be done under local anesthesia. While treatment is different for every patient, the most prevalent and effective treatment option is steroid injections, which yield a 70% resolution rate.
With two convenient locations in Doylestown and Warrington, Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists can help you deal with any hand-related issues you may have. With our new extended hours, you can schedule appointments on nights and weekends, and we even have same-day appointments available!
Don’t let the pain in your hands disrupt your life. Call our Bucks County orthopedic hand specialists today at (215) 918-7845.