Hand and Wrist
Wisconsin's best trained hand and wrist surgeons
As a regional referral center for hand surgery, our orthopedic hand specialists are among the highest trained hand surgeons in the region.
Your hands (and wrists) are in good hands with our team of orthopedic specialists. Aurora BayCare’s orthopedic team specializes in providing innovative treatments for hand and wrist problems. We provide orthopedic care for common sports- and work-related injuries as well as plastic surgery for more significant hand trauma.
Ahead of the Curve
At Aurora BayCare, you'll find some of Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin's best trained hand and wrist surgeons, making us a regional referral center for hand surgery.
Our hand surgeons use the latest techniques, including minimally invasive methods that reduce pain and improve recovery time. In fact, our orthopedic surgeons were among the first in Wisconsin to offer a less-invasive carpal tunnel surgery.
Hand Surgery Center
We provide surgery and rehabilitation for injuries to the hand, wrist, and arm. You might visit our orthopedic surgeons for care of the following:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Emergency and long-term hand conditions
- Fractures and dislocations
- Nerve disorders
- Neuropathies (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, etc.)
- Numbness in hands or fingers
- Tendon injuries
- Work-related injuries
- Wrist pain
We explore non-surgical options for treating your pain whenever possible. If surgery is necessary, we consider the most minimally invasive surgical approaches first to minimize your pain and restore you to full function.
Our orthopedic surgeons and therapy staff will create an individualized plan to help you regain strength and maximize range of motion. We'll also help you identify preventive measures to minimize the possibility of re-injury.
Hand and Wrist Arthroscopy
A minimally invasive procedure, arthroscopy involves the use of a tiny camera inserted in a small incision near the pain site. Through other small incisions, your doctor uses small instruments to remove, or repair damage to tendons, nerves, and bones. You benefit with smaller incisions, less pain, and quicker return to your regular activities.
In a wrist fusion (arthrodesis), the carpal bones in the hand are permanently fused to the inner bone of your forearm. Wrist fusions do limit mobility, and tasks that require finger dexterity, such as typing or playing an instrument, may be difficult. Wrist fusion tends to be favored by patients who want more strength in their hands and wrists.
Total wrist replacement surgery, also known as “total wrist arthroplasty,” is a joint replacement procedure used to treat severe arthritis. In a wrist replacement, the damaged parts of the wrist bones are replaced with artificial components. With these advanced wrist bone implants, you regain pain-free motion. A wrist replacement will last longer with careful use. You may need to avoid heavy lifting, use of a hammer or pneumatic tools, or other intense physical activities.