Choosing Skagit Regional Health for Hand and Upper Extremity Conditions
When patients experience joint pain or limited mobility in their hands, wrists, elbows or shoulders, it affects all aspects of personal and professional life. These types of conditions should be addressed sooner than later and be assessed by specialists who know how to diagnose accurately and treat effectively.
At Skagit Regional Health, our orthopedic specialists are sub-specialty trained. We have orthopedic experts who specialize in hand and upper extremity conditions, so they’re up-to-date on the latest treatments to ensure they are providing the best level of care to our patients.
Why Our Expertise Matters
We use our hands and arms constantly in our everyday lives. It can be easy to mistake pain in the hand or wrist for a sprain or other relatively minor hand injury. Seeking care from an expert can make a significant difference in the recovery process. An orthopedic hand specialist will know the best path of care and know which injuries need further diagnostic studies, such as an MRI.
By seeing a specialist sooner than later, our team can proactively assess your condition, prevent it from worsening, and put you on a path to recovery. Our patients also have the benefit of receiving care from a system capable of collaborating and coordinating with multiple disciplines and specialties to ensure the best overall outcomes.
An Individualized Approach to Comprehensive Orthopedic Care
Skagit Regional Health takes a team approach to care, working with each patient to weigh different options and make the best care decisions, so he or she achieves their goals. For many conditions, we’re able to recommend non-surgical options for treatment, including steroid injections, therapy or bracing. When surgery is recommended, we’re able to support the patient from diagnosis through treatment, to orthopedic rehabilitation and educate them on injury prevention. We also work with patients’ other providers to help them better navigate conditions like diabetes or Parkinson’s during treatment.
Learn More about Hand and Upper Extremity Specialized Care
If you have questions about a hand or upper extremity issue with your wrist, arm, elbow or shoulder, contact our hand and upper extremity expert at Skagit Regional Health.