Hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder care in Frankfort, Kentucky

Your hands and upper extremities are essential, allowing you to work, play and perform everyday activities. Injury and chronic pain can affect the muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, bones, joints and ligaments, bringing activities to a halt.

The orthopedic specialists and surgeons at Frankfort Regional Medical Center have the experience and the latest tools and technology to relieve your pain. Sometimes, surgery can be prevented with therapy and lifestyle changes. However, when surgery is necessary, our team has the skills and expertise to correct your problem and get you moving again as soon as possible.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 376-2631.

Hand and upper extremity conditions we treat

Symptoms of a hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder condition include pain, weakness, numbness, swelling or tingling. Our comprehensive orthopedics program provides evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of common complex conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Deformations
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Ligament injuries
  • Nail bed injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Rotator cuff damage
  • Tendon damage (flexor, extensor, bicep)
  • Tendinitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Tumors

Advanced treatment options

Frankfort Regional's orthopedic specialists are skilled in hand, arm, elbow and shoulder complexities. Our team always chooses the least invasive treatments for your condition.

Nonsurgical treatments for hand and arm conditions

Hand and upper extremity surgeries

  • Arthroscopy (wrist, elbow and shoulder joints): Surgeons diagnose and repair a variety of conditions affecting the ligaments, bones, cartilage or tendons by inserting a tube with a tiny camera to view the inside of a joint.
  • Shoulder replacement: An orthopedic surgeon removes damaged parts of the shoulder and replaces them with artificial components.
  • Carpal tunnel release: To release pressure on the compressed median nerve in the wrist, this procedure can be performed traditionally or using minimally invasive techniques.
  • Closed reduction and fixation: To hold broken bones into place, surgeons use internal fixtures, such as rods or wires.
  • Ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction: Repair strains and strains in the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.
  • Rotator cuff shoulder repair: After a complete tear, the tendon is reattached to the upper arm bone. In a partial tear, the surgeon trims and smooths the tendon and bone.
  • Tommy John surgery (TJS): To replace an injured ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow, a tendon is taken from another part of the body.