Wrist Doctor

Dedicated to serving the orthopedic needs of Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour, Greensburg, and the surrounding areas since 1976, Southern Indiana Orthopedics offers exceptional wrist care from our specialty-trained wrist doctors so you can get stronger.

It's easy to take your wrists for granted. We depend on these important joints for everyday tasks and tend not to notice how much until one is injured. When wrist injuries happen, like fractures or sprains, the effects can range from mild discomfort to something debilitating. But, having your injury examined by a doctor specializing in wrist care can lead to a proper diagnosis, treatment plan, and recovery.

Causes of wrist discomfort include:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Cyst or tumor, including a ganglion cyst
  • De Quervain's disease
  • Dislocation
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Forearm (distal radius) fracture
  • Nerve injury
  • Pinched nerve
  • Scaphoid fracture (wrist fracture)
  • Sports injury
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) or other elbow conditions
  • Torn ligament or tendon
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist sprain
  • Wrist tendonitis (tendinitis)

View our main content on hand care to learn more about the services our hand surgeons provide.

Advanced Wrist Care in Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour & Greensburg

When you visit with our specialty-trained wrist surgeons, the first step is having your wrist condition diagnosed. Our orthopedic specialists may perform a physical examination. You may also have tests run using our state-of-the-art imaging tools, including X-rays and MRI scanning, to help your doctor understand what's causing your wrist pain. Your doctor will explain your treatment options and develop a customized treatment plan for you, which varies based on your needs. For minor injuries, we offer specialized braces and splints as well as follow-up care. Additional nonsurgical options include physical therapy, medicine, and specialized exercises. 

For extreme wrist and upper extremity needs, your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure. We offer expert surgical treatment, including wrist, elbow, and hand surgeries such as open carpal tunnel surgery, trigger finger release surgery, and microsurgery. Surgery is only recommended by our surgeons if other options fail. Additionally, our surgeons offer minimally invasive options for surgery whenever possible, such as endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery and using arthroscopy for elbow and wrist surgery. 

If you're having discomfort in your wrist or upper extremity, it could be a wrist fracture, tendonitis, or a similarly serious condition. If your wrist pain persists for more than two or three days, or if that pain is debilitating, you should seek care from a specialty-trained physician like an orthopedic surgeon with experience in wrist care. 

When you're ready to get stronger, consult with our wrist team to take your first step toward healing with your comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. Call (812) 376-9353 or request an appointment online to see one of our wrist specialists in ColumbusNorth VernonSeymour, or Greensburg.

We also offer treatment for wrist sprains, fractures, and urgent sports medicine injuries at our urgent care clinic in Columbus, where walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is necessary.

Orthopedic Urgent Care

With a dedication to providing exceptional, experienced orthopedic care, we have developed our Online Guide to Hand and Upper Extremity Care to provide patients with further information about their injuries and conditions and the treatments available to them. To access our guide, use the button below. 

Access Our Hand & Upper Extremity Guide

The Strength of Experience at Southern Indiana Orthopedics

At Southern Indiana Orthopedics, we have the expertise and technology to provide exceptional orthopedic care dedicated to making you stronger. All of our doctors, including our wrist doctors, have extensive, specialized knowledge, training, and experience to provide the treatment you need to reach your goals. Our wrist surgeons, Dr. Douglas FederleDr. Cary GuseDr. Matthew Lovell, and Dr. Eric Tannenbaum, are all board-certified or fellowship-trained and are dedicated to serving your individual needs with compassion and exceptional care. 

If you have sustained a wrist injury or have ongoing pain in your wrist, consider making an appointment with one of our wrist doctors. Return to a pain-free life, and to full function, by calling (812) 376-9353 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online and be seen at our main location in Columbus or at our North VernonSeymour, or Greensburg outreach clinics.