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TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute


We offer treatment for all disorders of the hand and upper extremity.

Although many people with hand injuries or disease see a primary care or emergency room physician first, a specialist may be best suited to treat such conditions.

Depending on the problem, treatment varies. Non-surgical approaches, which are the solutions for the majority of our patients, include:

  • Casts or splints
  • Cortisone injections
  • Medication with analgesics and/or antibiotics

For more severe situations, surgery may be required. We perform:

  • Full surgical procedures
  • Arthroscopy and microvascular surgery

Lacerations of digital nerves in fingers may be overlooked in busy emergency rooms. Once the local anesthesia used to numb the finger for sutures wears off, patients may notice numbness on one or both sides of the finger. If this occurs, he/she should seek the care of a hand surgery specialist to determine if surgical repair is required. Most nerve injuries should be repaired within 10-12 days and would be performed using a microscope because the nerves are extremely small.

Injuries to nerves in the arm, forearm, and wrist areas generally cause loss of muscle function as well as numbness. If associated with major blood vessel injury, they require emergency care. Repair to such injuries of nerves requires the use of an operating microscope, special tiny instruments and additional training on the part of a surgeon. All of the physicians at Hand Surgery Specialists are trained and well practiced at the art of microvascular surgery.

When appropriate, we prescribe hand therapy and recommend certified leading hand therapists to work with you.

In addition, we do everything possible to make the patient’s experience comfortable and convenient. This includes help with your insurance forms and payment concerns. We operate in seven locations throughout Cincinnati. Our attractive, contemporary offices are equipped with the most up-to-date technology. They are supported by knowledgeable and caring staff to serve you better.

To learn more or make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist: Call TriHealth at 513 246 2300 or our orthopedic partner, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, at 513 961 HAND or 513 961 4263.

TriHealth Orthopedic and Spine Institute-No Beacon
TOSI: 513 246 2300