SRO's Hand Center
Santa Rosa's Resource for Hand and Upper Extremity Care
We offer a wide range of hand and upper extremity treatment options, compassionate care and the technical expertise that can only be found at a practice with fellowship-trained hand and upper extremities specialists. Our providers are experts in the field of both non-operative and operative care of hand and upper extremities conditions and we specialize in creating treatment plans that meet the unique needs of our patients.
Highly Skilled Orthopaedic Physicians, Fellowship-Trained Surgeons
The structures of the hand, wrist and arm are complicated and so are the injuries and conditions that can affect them. The bones, nerves, joints and muscles of the hands, wrist and forearm are an important part of everyday activity. When injury or disease occurs overall quality of life is at risk as well. SRO’s Hand Center responds with the latest in orthopaedic technology and a collaborative relationship between the patient, physicians, therapists and professional staff to ensure the best treatment and outcome for patients.
Collaboration with Hand Therapists
SRO’s physicians work closely with physical and occupational therapists, including certified hand and occupational therapists. In some cases, hand therapy alone may be indicated as treatment. In other instances, hand therapy may be used in conjunction with injections, or as indicated to aid in post-surgical recovery.
From Injury Through Recovery
The Hand Center affords each patient state-of-the-art medical care in a friendly and compassionate environment. Our team treatment model focuses on diagnostics and meticulous surgical details, in addition to carefully monitored post-surgical rehabilitation and recovery. When you lose mobility due to injury or disease, you want and deserve the best possible care. Specialized attention must be given to all of the physical elements that work together to create healthy function of the hand and arm. Surgeons and orthopaedic specialists at Santa Rosa Orthopaedics are specifically trained to provide just that care, tailored to fit your needs.
Patients with hand or wrist problems benefit from our integrated services. With our on-site imaging center and other advanced diagnostics, such as Electromyography (EMG) testing — along with X-ray suites at our facilities — diagnosis is timely and accurate. Splinting and casting professionals are also available, along with certified physical and hand therapists. We are committed to providing you with the highest level of care and the fastest possible recovery.
Our Hand and Upper Extremity Specialists
SRO’s Hand Center specialists provide the most up-to-date, medically appropriate treatment. In combination with our certified hand therapists and medical staff, our physicians offer exceptional quality, in both surgical and non-surgical evaluation and treatment.
Our occupational therapists are all board certified hand therapists, guaranteeing their expertise in treating everything from carpal tunnel syndrome to complex post-surgical cases.
SRO’s Hand Therapists specialize in a variety of post surgical and post traumatic injuries including replantations/ revascularizations, tendon repairs, burns, and fractures/dislocations along with degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis and tendon conditions including DeQuervain’s and lateral epicondylitis.
These hand therapists are highly skilled in the application and modification of treatment techniques including range of motion, strengthening, wound care, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, static and dynamic splinting, physical agent modalities, ergonomic assessments, work station modifications, and patient education. They also work closely with physicians and patients to fabricate specialized splints designed to protect muscles, tendons, and joints.
Regenerative Orthopaedics uses cutting-edge technology to stimulate and accelerate the healing process. Depending on age, health and the severity of condition treatments may include; stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, and other non-operative treatments.
These therapies are performed as a same day, office-based procedure and require minimal recovery time for patients. Although success may ultimately depend on the site and severity of the injury, improved pain and function can last for years.
PRP and Stem Cell Injections & Regenerative Therapy
While stem cells have the ability to differentiate and form brand new cells, platelets are a small fragment of blood cells, which help in clotting and enhance the healing process. The growth factors present in the platelets work to simulate those cells essential for a quicker recovery. An added benefit of PRP is that the patient faces less risk of infection or allergic reactions due to the procedure, as the injected platelets are of their own blood. This combined with the fact that the procedure itself is quick and does not require general anesthesia or a prolonged recovery makes it a viable option for situations where standard treatments have proven to be ineffective.
Platelets are cells that clot blood and contain over 300 active growth factors. They also contain hormones that help to facilitate growth and healing. The process of extraction followed by centrifugation of the blood allows platelet-rich plasma to be separated from the original sample which is then injected into the site of the injury. For those patients whose tissues are aging and therefore have a slower or reduced ability to repair and regenerate, the growth factors in PRP can help to improve the body’s healing ability.
- Long-term pain relief
- Quicker recovery time
- Improved function
- Improved healing potential
Common Areas of Treatment:
- Tendon or Ligament injury (tear, sprain)
- Muscle Strains
- Articular Cartilage Injury