Wrist

Wrist Fracture (Distal Radius Fracture):

The distal radius is one of the most common bones to fracture, which most commonly happens during a fall. Treatment options include casting or surgery. Dr. Kamal has a unique training background, having completed extra training (fellowships) in managing orthopaedic trauma, as well as hand and upper extremity injuries. Because of this, he has extensive experience managing this common injury, and always applies the most up-to-date treatments to manage these injuries. Management decisions are based on multiple factors and Dr. Kamal discusses all options and outcomes with each patient. He tailors a treatment plan for each individual, considering the patient’s needs and activity levels. For more information, see Dr. Kamal’s article on wrist fractures below:

Distal Radius Nonunion Technique
Radiocarpal Dislocation

Wrist Arthroscopy:

Wrist arthroscopy is a useful tool for the treatment of many problems of the wrist. Utilizing multiple small incisions on the back of the wrist, Dr. Kamal is able to place a small camera into the wrist and visualize the bones and ligaments for both diagnosis and treatment of common conditions. Read Dr. Kamal’s article on radiocarpal dislocation below:

Radiocarpal Dislocation

Scaphoid Fractures:

A scaphoid fracture can occur when one falls on an outstretched hand and is common with athletes. These fractures can sometimes go undiagnosed and treated like a sprain. Due to the scaphoid’s odd boat-like shape and tenuous blood flow, untreated fractures may not always heal. If these fractures don’t heal, the wrist can often develop arthritis. For more information, see Dr. Kamal’s article on scaphoid fractures here.

Wrist Replacement:

The complexity of the way the normal wrist maintains stable motion throughout such a wide range of activities serves as a significant challenge for the management of wrist arthritis. Dr. Kamal has written previously on the long-term management of wrist replacements, and offers this procedure after discussion of the goals of the patient. Alternative procedures, including wrist fusion are also provided to the patient, and the risk and benefits are always discussed. With a fundamental understanding of wrist motion and injury, Dr. Kamal provides his patients with important prognostic information and tailored options for the most complex wrist injuries. For more information, see Dr. Kamal’s articles on wrist arthroplasty below:

Total Wrist Arthroplasty
Total Wrist Arthroplasty and Arthritis

Other Common Wrist Conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • SLAC / SNAC Wrist
  • Scaphoid Fractures and Non-Unions
  • TFCC Injuries / Tears
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Basal Joint / Thumb Arthritis
  • Wrist Instability
  • Kienböck’s Disease
  • Sports Injuries
  • Wrist Deformities

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