Hand & Wrist Care

The hands and wrists are made up of many bones, providing ample opportunity for injury. Fortunately, the board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists of Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute can help you achieve pain relief and improve mobility in your hand or wrist.

Common Hand and Wrist Conditions

Our hand and wrist specialists diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Fractured hand or wrist
  • Dupuytren’s contracture (also known as Dupuytren’s disease)
  • Nerve compression
  • Joint dislocation
  • Soft tissue masses
  • Nerve lacerations and tendon lacerations

Hand and Wrist Treatment Options

Depending on your diagnosis, your customized treatment plan may include:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Hand therapy (performed by a certified hand therapist, or CHT)
  • Immobilization (braces, splints or casts)
  • Antibiotics
  • Arthroscopy
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Draining of cysts
  • Epidural injections and steroid injections
  • Surgery

For appointments and information about our hospital services, please call 913-319-7633.

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At KCOI the health of our patients and staff is paramount.

Designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, you will be asked to follow these guidelines when visiting our hospitals and clinics:

Sanitize Hands
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01/15/2023: PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR ALL STAFF, PATIENTS & VISITORS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. Please exchange any cloth masks, gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves or vents, face shields or sheer/mesh masks with a hospital grade mask.  These are available at each entrance.  Thank you for your compliance. 
KCOI Hospital and Physical/Occupational Therapy Visitor Policy:

Physician Clinics and Hospital Outpatient Departments and Physical/Occupational Therapy Locations – One person (and a healthcare associate if indicated) may accompany the patient to the clinic.

Hospital Surgery Patients – One person may accompany the patient to the Pre-Operative area on admission and until they are taken back to the Surgery suite. The family or companion will then be escorted to the surgery waiting area.

  • Outpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified to return to Post-Operative area to receive outpatient discharge instructions just prior to patient discharge.
  • Inpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified when they may visit with Patient in the Inpatient Unit after recovery. Visitors to the Inpatient Unit are not restricted unless medically indicated.

Hospital Surgery Waiting Room – The hospital waiting room on the second floor has been reopened and due to space we ask that one visitor per patient may remain in the waiting room while the patient is in ISS, surgery or recovery.

Exceptions may be made for legal or special need such as:  Accompanying a minor (one parent/guardian), Assisting patients with cognitive or communication needs, Wheelchair assistance, Work comp Nurses.

Please note the above policies are subject to change pending public health recommendations.