There are times when a medical condition requires the attention of a specialist. Because these physicians dedicate their careers to being experts in a narrow medical focus, they oftentimes are able to deliver treatments that optimize the chances of the best outcome. This is especially important when it comes to the hands and wrist because of the incredibly important role they play in a person’s ability to take care of themselves, to work, and to play. It can be intimidating, however, when faced with the challenge of finding a hand specialist that will meet all of the requirements a patient may have.
It may seem obvious, but a finding a hand and wrist specialist near you is a good practice. Patients will likely have a consultation, perhaps a procedure, and a follow up after treatments. Some specialists, like Midwest Hand Surgery, have multiple locations, making it easier to find the most convenient office.
Depending on the injury or condition that brings a patient to a hand or wrist doctor, a surgical procedure may be necessary. It’s vital to find a specialist who is qualified to perform procedures on the complex structure of the hand. Consider asking the hand specialist practice how many years of cumulative experience their hand physicians have and how long the practice has been treating patients. You should also be able to read the biographies of the individual hand surgeons to asses their background and experience. The Midwest Hand Surgery team shares this information here.
It is also a good idea to find a hand specialist who has on-site surgical facilities where surgical procedures can be conveniently performed.
After finding a hand doctor whose office is near you and has specialized expertise in the hand, consider finding out if the practice offers supplementary services, like physical therapy. This type of collaborative care is oftentimes an important part of recovery after surgery or as part of a treatment plan. The Midwest Hand Surgery team includes occupational therapists with decades of experience in hand and wrist therapy.
If you’re looking for a hand and wrist specialist to address your injury or condition, contact Midwest Hand Surgery by clicking here or calling 630-359-6888.
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