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Hand & Upper Extremity
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm
Our specialized team of experts at the DMOS Hand Center know how to get you back to living and doing what you love with your hands. Each of our hand specialists at DMOS Orthopaedic Centers is fellowship-trained, the highest level of training for a physician, and are board-certified or board eligible in Orthopedic Hand Surgery.
We provide treatment of the entire spectrum of hand, wrist and elbow conditions, including:
- Bone Infection
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Congenital Hand Problems
- Cubital Tunnel
- DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
- Distal Radius Fracture
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Flexor Tendon Infection
- Finger Amputations
- Fracture non-union
- Hand Fractures
- Hand Ischemia
- Hand & Thumb Arthritis
- Hand Tumors
- Ganglion Cysts
- Ligament repair and reconstruction
- Nailbed Injuries
- Nerve Repair
- Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Raynaud’s Disease
- Scaphoid Fracture
- Sports Injuries
- Tendon Repair
- Tendon Rupture
- Tennis elbow
- Thin CMC Arthroplasty
- Trigger Finger
- Wrist Fracture
- Work-related Conditions
Shane Cook, MDHand & Upper Extremity Surgeon
Dr. Shane Cook specializes in complex cases involving the hand & upper extremities.
John Gaffey, MDHand & Upper Extremity Surgeon
Dr. Gaffey joined DMOS in 2010, and has built a significant practice centered around hand and wrist surgery.
Patricia Kallemeier, MDHand & Upper Extremity Surgeon
Dr. Kallemeier's orthopedic interests include post-traumatic reconstruction of the hand, cubital and carpal tunnel syndrome and trauma.
Brock Reiter, MDHand & Upper Extremity Surgeon
Dr. Brock Reiter is a La Porte City, Iowa native who attended Chicago Medical School to complete his graduate degree.
Jeffrey Rodgers, MDHand & Upper Extremity Surgeon
Dr. Rodgers practice encompasses hand and elbow conditions, in addition to sports-related injuries of the upper extremity.
What are the symptoms of trigger finger?
Soreness at the base of the finger is one of the first signs. Painful clicking when flexing the finger that worsens after resting is the most common symptom.
What causes Carpal Tunnel?
Pressure on the nerve can happen several ways, including:
- Swelling of the lining of the flexor tendons, called tenosynovitis
- Joint dislocations
- Fluid retention during pregnancy
What causes numbness in one finger?
Hand numbness is usually caused by damage, irritation or compression of one of the nerves or a branch of one of the nerves in your arm and wrist. Diseases affecting the peripheral nerves, such as diabetes, also can cause numbness, although with diabetes similar symptoms usually occur first in your feet.
How do you get rid of elbow pain?
Most elbow pain improves with simple home treatments, such as:
- Protect. Keep the area from getting further injury.
- Rest. Avoid the activity that caused your injury.
- Ice. Place an ice pack on the sore area for 15 to 20 minutes three times a day.
- Compression. Use a compression bandage to reduce swelling.
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