The Hand Center welcomes Jill Putnam, MD to the practice! Dr. Putnam started September 1st.
The medical experts at The Hand Center in Tolland, Bloomfield, Glastonbury, and Hartford, Connecticut, specialize in treating the entire hand and the many conditions that affect its function. The physicians customize care based on your needs to repair damage to the tendons or bones or to clear infections in your skin or fingernails. Find out more about the available services for hand health by calling The Hand Center nearest you or by requesting an appointment online today.
Your hands are involved in many of your daily activities and are susceptible to injury from both trauma and degenerative conditions that damage the bones, tendons, and the other structures in your hand and fingers.
Some of the most common conditions the team at The Hand Center treat include:
You can also receive a diagnosis for unexplained symptoms like persistent numbness, weakness, or tingling that affect your hand.
The experienced physicians can also address the damage that happens at work or during sports, animal bites, and power tool accidents.
If you suffer a hand injury that causes excessive bleeding or a fracture where the bone protrudes through your skin, you should seek immediate medical care at the nearest hospital emergency room or by calling 911.
For all other hand injuries or conditions, you can schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the team at The Hand Center. Their offices are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment, including X-rays, to quickly and accurately diagnose your situation.
Your provider at The Hand Center takes time to review your medical history, examine your hand, and assess the severity of your symptoms. Based on your diagnosis, they create a treatment plan that focuses on relieving pain and promoting the efficient healing of your hand.
The hand experts at The Hand Center customize your treatment plan to your unique needs. They offer a variety of conservative treatments to ease symptoms and protect the health and function of your hand.
Conservative care can include medication, splints, and/or hand therapy to treat soft-tissue injuries or minor fractures. If you have chronic pain from arthritis, you will need oral medications to relieve pain and inflammation. Antibiotics are used to treat an infection.
When conservative treatments aren’t enough to address your condition or injury, the surgical team at The Hand Center can customize a plan to repair the damage using minimally invasive or open surgery and restore the function of your hand.
To discuss your hand pain or other symptoms, schedule an appointment at The Hand Center nearest you by calling the office or by requesting an appointment online today.