Your hands are complex, made up of many small bones called carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges. The two bones of the lower arm, the radius and ulna, meet at the hand to form the wrist. The median and ulnar nerves are responsible for the movement of, as well as strength and sensation in, the hand. In addition, many flexor and extensor tendons cross the wrist and hand, serving to move the wrist and digits. As for the elbow, it is more than a hinge joint; the steady use of the hands rests on stable, painless elbow joints.
Whether you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, broken bones, arthritis, or trigger finger, the hand, wrist, and elbow surgery expert at Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, Dr. Gregg Vagner, is prepared to diagnose, treat, and cure your condition. If your musculoskeletal issue lies in another part of the body, we can direct you to a corresponding-area specialist on our team.
Dr. Vagner treats simple and complex disorders of the upper extremities. In addition to preventive measures, medication, and therapy, the doctor rounds out our services by providing a range of treatments and hand, wrist, and elbow surgery for Austin patients, including:
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Dr. Vagner would be happy to meet with you to discuss treatment of the upper extremities, including hand, wrist, and elbow surgery, at our Austin facilities. If you reside in Travis County or Central Texas and are in need of orthopedic care, please contact our practice today.