Nearly one quarter of the motor cortex, which is the part of the brain that controls body movements, is devoted to hand and wrist movements. Your hands, wrists and elbows — or upper extremities — feature the most bones of any area of the body. A complex structure of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves, your hands, wrists and elbows are as strong as they are sensitive. As the most active part of your body, your upper extremities empower you to accomplish a number of daily tasks requiring fine motor skills, such as playing sports, typing and communicating with others.
According to research, one third of all acute injuries seen in the ER involve the upper extremities. In addition, 25 percent of athletic injuries involve hands and wrists. A few common symptoms associated with hand, wrist and elbow issues are:
At Ventura Orthopedics, our dedicated hand, wrist and elbow team has the knowledge and experience to evaluate, diagnose and treat a number of conditions, including, but not limited to:
When your hand, wrist or elbow suffers an injury, disease or other issue, it can dramatically impact your ability to perform daily activities. Ventura Orthopedics’ experienced and dedicated team of upper extremity specialists are here for you. Our doctors, surgeons and therapists have an enviable record of successfully treating the full spectrum of hand, wrist and elbow conditions. If you are concerned about issues that you are experiencing with your hand, wrist or elbow, talk to the experts at Ventura Orthopedics today. We care about your health and want you to know that at Ventura Orthopedics, your upper extremities are in good hands.