Our hands serve many purposes. Hands help us eat, dress, write, earn a living, create art and participate in many other recreational activities. To accomplish these tasks, our hands require sensation and movement, such as joint motion, tendon gliding and muscle contraction.
When a problem occurs with our hands, attention must be given to all the different types of tissues that make function possible. Orthopedic & Sports Medicine providers at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus can help make the diagnosis and provide a treatment plan designed to keep you doing the things that you enjoy. Fortunately, if these problems require surgical treatment, they often are able to be performed in an outpatient setting.
Some of the common hand problems seen by our providers include: