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Hand and Wrist Specialist

Every day, your hands play an important role in how you interact with the world. From helping you carry out everyday tasks to providing you with the strength and dexterity to do your job, the health of your hands is essential. At The Orthopedic Practice (TOP) MD in Rockville, Maryland, we offer surgical and non-surgical treatment of hand and wrist conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, arthritis, and fractures. Our founder, Dr. Christina Cervieri, is an experienced board-certified orthopedic surgeon who offers personalized, patient-centered care.

Whether you have a painful condition or are dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic injury, Dr. Cervieri can devise an individualized treatment plan to help restore function and improve your quality of life. We understand that every patient's condition is unique, and we are committed to providing the best care possible, tailored to your needs. Our goal is to ensure you receive the "TOP" level of care, every step of the way.


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Orthopedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon in Rockville, MD

Surgical Procedures for Common Hand and Wrist Conditions

At The Orthopedic Practice MD, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures to address common hand and wrist conditions. Some of these include:

  • Carpal tunnel surgery: When other carpal tunnel syndrome treatment options have failed (like rest, splinting, and medications) carpal tunnel surgery may be necessary. This procedure relieves pressure on the median nerve in the wrist and can help alleviate numbness, tingling, and pain.
  • Trigger finger surgery: Surgical trigger finger treatment is used to release the tight tendon in the palm of the hand that develops when a finger becomes locked or stuck in a bent position. This condition can cause severe pain and limit range of motion, but with treatment, patients can experience relief from their symptoms.
  • Fracture repair: If you experience a fracture or break in the bones of your hand, wrist, or fingers, surgery may be necessary to realign the broken bones and stabilize the joint. Depending on the type of fracture and the severity of your injury, Dr. Cervieri will develop a treatment plan that utilizes minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.
  • Arthritis treatment: In severe cases of arthritis, surgery may be recommended to treat the condition. This may include fusion (stabilizing the joint) or arthroplasty (joint replacement).

At The Orthopedic Practice MD, we combine state-of-the-art surgical techniques with personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific condition. Dr. Cervieri and her support staff will work closely with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your hand or wrist surgery, guiding you through every step of the process.

If you are looking for a hand and wrist specialist in the Rockville, Maryland area, contact TOP MD today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cervieri.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell if I have arthritis in my hands, wrists, or fingers?

Some of the most common signs of arthritis in hands, wrists, or fingers include:

  • Pain and stiffness, especially after periods of inactivity or during repetitive motions.
  • Swelling or inflammation.
  • Decreased range of motion, as in a reduction in flexibility and mobility.
  • A grinding or crackling sound or sensation in your joints.
  • Visible changes in the shape and structure of your joints.
  • Numbness and tingling.
  • Weakness that makes it difficult to grip objects or carry out daily tasks.

How can I tell if my pain is caused by arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Though both of these conditions can cause hand pain, they affect different parts of the hand in different ways. Arthritis usually causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and a loss of range of motion in the joints. Carpal tunnel syndrome, on the other hand, typically affects the nerves, causing tingling, numbness, and weakness in the hand or wrist. However, even if you're not sure which condition is causing your pain, Dr. Cervieri can develop a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms.

When is hand and wrist surgery necessary?

If common non-surgical treatments like rest, splinting, medications, and physical therapy are not providing enough relief from your symptoms, it may be time to consider surgery. Our team at TOP MD will work closely with you to determine if surgery is the best option for your particular condition.

What should I expect after my surgery?

After your surgery, you might experience some pain and swelling in the affected area for a few days. You may also need to wear a splint or brace before and after surgery, depending on the type of procedure. Dr. Cervieri and her team may also recommend physical therapy and other treatments to help you regain strength and range of motion in the affected area. Overall, however, you can expect to see an improvement in your symptoms after surgery.

If you have a hand or wrist condition that requires surgical treatment, contact The Orthopedic Practice MD today to schedule an appointment with our board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Christina Cervieri. We look forward to helping you find relief from your pain!

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