When it comes to orthopedic care, it can be challenging to know who to trust when you need help. Since your hands are essential to your daily life and activities, choosing a facility with expertise in all aspects of the hand and wrist is necessary. Fortunately, every doctor at DMOS Orthopaedic Centers is highly trained and specializes in a specific type of condition or surgery. So let’s talk about our credibility and why you can trust us to provide you with the highest quality of care for your hands.
State of the Art Training
Our Hand Surgeons are Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition, they have completed Hand Surgery Fellowship Training at the most prestigious training programs in the U.S., including Washington University, the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, OrthoCarolina, and the University of Iowa. This training gives them the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the best possible care for your specific needs.
Integrated Hand Care
At DMOS, our Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Hand Therapists collaborate daily to provide our patients with the highest quality care. We focus on evidence-based care by holding a Monthly Hand Conference where we discuss complex cases to keep advancing our practice. Some conditions we treat include arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, dislocations, tendon repair, trigger finger, and sports injuries, as well as more rare and complex conditions.
Cost Effective Hand Surgery
Our Hand Surgeons utilize the latest anesthetic techniques to offer complex reconstruction at our outpatient surgery facilities (OOSC and AMPSC). We also provide many procedures in the comfort of our clinic procedure room which provides a significant cost saving.
Complete Hand Trauma Care
Our highly qualified staff consists of Surgeons, Nurses, and others with extensive training in caring for trauma patients. We have provided 24/7 Hand Surgery Care at our Level 1 Trauma Center for over 25 years.
Published Study in the Journal of Hand Surgery
One of our Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeons, Dr. Jeffrey Rodgers, developed the research study “Opioid Consumption following Outpatient Upper Extremity Surgery”. The scientific article was published in the Journal of Hand Surgery in 2012 in the early years of the Opioid Crisis. It was the first article ever written that studied how needed “as needed” pain medications are after an operation. Dr. Rodgers’ studies found pain medications in Hand Surgery were vastly overprescribed. Subsequently, nearly every other Surgical Specialty has published similar papers with the same findings. This study raised awareness and kick-started a movement to prescribe post-operative pain medication more responsibly.
Ultimately, joint, bone, and ligament injuries require expert orthopedic care to guide you on the best course of treatment. Treatment may involve consultation, medication, splints, casts, physical therapy, and/or surgical procedures. No matter the case, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients and want to help you get back to living. If you are dealing with hand pain or a hand injury, consider visiting one of our Urgent Injury Clinics in West Des Moines or Ankeny, or request an appointment here. We’re here for you today, this week and this month. Contact us with any questions you have and we will get back to you as soon as possible.