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Our hand and wrist doctor is a recognized expert in the field and has the specialized knowledge and training to assess, diagnose, and treat a full range of hand and wrist injuries and conditions. 

Considered the bridge from the hand to the forearm, the wrist is a complex joint that gives the hand a wide range of mobility, from up-and-down and left-and-right motions to twisting and rotating movements. Often, when we experience pain in the wrist, it may be due to an injury or the onset of wear and tear as we age. There are also instances where your wrist pain may be hard to diagnose due to its close proximity to the hand. Any physician can treat a wrist injury or condition, but a hand and wrist surgeon has the advanced training to treat both common and uncommon wrist ailments including the following:

  • Arthritis, or a degenerative condition causing pain and stiffness
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, or numbness and tingling from a pinched nerve
  • De Quervain's disease, or a condition affecting the tendons on the side of the thumb
  • Fractures, or breaks in the bone
  • Ganglion cyst, or a noncancerous lump on the tendons or joints
  • Ligament or tendon injuries, or an injury to the ligaments or tendons within the wrist
  • Scaphoid fractures, or a break in the bone following a fall onto an outstretched hand
  • Sprains or strains, or when muscle fibers within the wrist are abnormally stretched or torn
  • Trigger finger, or a condition that bends and then snaps the finger

When to Choose a Hand & Wrist Doctor Near You

Suffering from lingering symptoms of wrist pain can lead to a prolonged or progressive condition or injury. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a wrist specialist or surgeon near you for treatment:

  • Discoloration or change in appearance
  • Experiencing pain that spreads throughout the arm
  • Inability to participate in daily activities without pain
  • Loss of function or feeling
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness
  • Severe pain that does not improve with rest

The Hand & Wrist Expert at
Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates

Our fellowship-trained wrist surgeon, Dr. Douglas Wisch, is experienced and skilled in providing expert care for our hand and upper extremity patients. Though many issues can be treated conservatively without surgery through the use of anti-inflammatory medication, injections, or hand therapy, there are disorders that may require wrist surgery. If surgery is necessary for you, Dr. Wisch has the advanced training and expertise in wrist surgery, including microsurgery, to perform several advanced surgical procedures and minimally invasive techniques for the hand, elbow, and wrist including:

  • Joint reconstruction of the hand
  • Microsurgery
  • Total wrist replacement surgery
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Xiaflex

At Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, our expert doctors and staff understand the first step towards reducing your wrist pain and restoring your health is a proper diagnosis to determine the specific cause of your pain. To schedule a consultation with our fellowship-trained wrist specialist to discuss your condition and treatment options, you may request an appointment online or call (860) 482-8539 and be seen in Torrington or Bristol.