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The Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

Carpal Tunnel Release

Cubital Tunnel Release

Distal Radius Fracture Repair

Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF)

Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis 

​Trigger Finger Release

Localized Injections

The hand and wrist together are one of the most intricate parts of the body. Designed for precision and control, the hand positions for accuracy on a desired object. The body works as chain of command. The upper extremity starts with the shoulder as the base of support, the elbow positions the hand towards the desired object, the wrist puts the hand on the object and then the hand closes in. The hand is meant for both motor and sensation recognition. Getting to the item you want is important, but recognizing what something should or does feel like is just as vital. If any part of the chain is injured, the sequence can break down. If you or someone you know is concerned with an elbow, wrist, or hand injury give the team at South Texas Bone & Joint a call. Making, Your Care. Our Priority.

Common injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow include, but are not limited to, those listed below. Click on the individual links below for more information provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Distal Radius Fracture
(Colles' Fracture)
 

Common surgical treatments and procedures of the hand, wrist, and elbow include, but are not limited to, those listed below. Click on the individual links below for more information provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Commonly used to treat:

  • Chronic Wrist Pain

  • Wrist Fractures

  • Ganglion Cysts

  • Ligament and TFCC Tears

  • Carpal Tunnel Release

Commonly used to treat:

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

  • Removal of Loose Bodies (Cartilage or Bone Fragments)

  • Scar Tissue Release

  • Osteoarthritis (OA) or Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

  • However, some injuries may be performed more effectively with an open, traditional procedure**

Commonly used to treat:

  • Distal Radius Fractures

  • Distal Ulnar Fractures

  • Radial Head Fractures

  • Fractures of the Elbow

Commonly used to treat:

  • Osteoarthritis (OA)

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

  • Severe Fractures

  • Chronic Instability

Common conservative treatments of the hand, wrist, and elbow include, but are not limited to, those listed below.

Localized Injections
Physical Therapy

Helping to alleviate inflammation and discomfort by injecting an anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medication into the joint or surrounding tissues.

Helping to restore strength, mobility, and function of the upper extremity, while reducing your overall areas of discomfort.

 
 

Meet Our Team

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Ryan B. Thomas, M.D. | Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

​Surgery of the Hand & Upper Extremity

Physician Assistant: Jose Recio, PA-C

Certified Surgical Technician: Amy Burke

Medical Assistants: Linda Munguia