Ministry Medical Group’s team of board certified orthopedic surgeons perform a variety of both surgical and non surgical procedures.
The orthopedics team treats all types of bone and joint issues including hip, shoulder, and knee joint replacements, sports injuries, carpal tunnel, fractures, and more. We work together with you to improve your movement issues and help you to achieve long term relief.
Carpal tunnel is a very common condition in which a nerve becomes squeezed within an anatomic tunnel in the front of the wrist. Symptoms can vary but typically, there is some combination of pain in the wrist and palm. The pain occasionally radiates up the forearm, and numbness or tingling in the thumb and fingers usually sparing the small finger occurs. You may also experience a weakness or difficulty grasping objects. Symptoms usually start being intermittent occurring at night or with certain activities, but often progress to being constant. In severe cases, permanent damage can occur to the nerve resulting in a permanent loss of sensation and/or strength.
Diagnosis is made by reviewing the patient’s history and conducting an examination and sometimes may involve a nerve study performed by a neurologist who will test the strength of the nerve and the severity of the carpal tunnel syndrome
Initial treatment usually involves wearing braces on the wrist overnight to try and “rest” the nerve. If the braces are ineffective or the syndrome is severe, carpal tunnel surgery is recommended to relieve the symptoms and prevent progressive nerve damage. Carpal tunnel surgery is an outpatient surgery, done under a local anesthetic and sedation. Recovery can be 1-3 months before normal use of the hand.
Foot and Ankle
Ministry Medical Group’s orthopedics team provides surgical and nonsurgical care for many common problems of the foot and ankle including fracture care, arthritis, tendonitis, sprains, Achilles tendon disorders, progressive and painful flat-foot deformity, bunions, hammertoes, and more are treated.
Ministry Medical Group’s orthopedics team provides surgical and nonsurgical care for fractures of the extremities. This may include splint and/or cast care of the limb or surgical fixation, if necessary.
Hand and Wrist
Ministry Medical Group’s orthopedics team provides surgical and nonsurgical care for many common problems of the hand and wrist including fracture care, arthritis, tendonitis, sprains, trigger fingers/thumb, carpal tunnel, ganglions, and more are treated.