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Sam B. H. Koo, M.D.

Comprehensive Hand and Wrist Care That Puts You First.

It is my goal to ensure that each patient has the best experience possible. This means extensive availability, short wait times, and answers to all of your questions. I want to help you achieve your goals and return to the lifestyle you want.

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Common Conditions of the Hand & Wrist Dr. Koo Sees

Fractures in the fingers, hand, and wrist are some of the most common injuries. It’s important to know the severity of the fracture and the type of fracture for treatment to be successful. Common symptoms of a fracture include pain while making a fist or holding an object, swelling, bruising, inability to move the hand or digits, or an obvious deformity.

Arthritis in the hands and wrist can really limit a persons ability to perform everyday functions. The degeneration of cartilage and inflammation that occurs as a result can often be treated via injections, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy. Sometimes arthritic damage can be so severe, the best treatment option is a joint replacement. Common symptoms of arthritis include weakness, stiffness in the joints, swelling, bruising and limited range of motion.

Tendonitis in the hands and wrist is often caused by repetitive motions, such as playing a specific sport, working on a factory line, or even just typing on a computer daily. Tendons in the hand and wrist can become overworked or suffer an acute trauma and become inflamed, causing mostly dull, achy pain, weakness and limited range of motion. Luckily, for most patients, treatment for tendonitis is non-surgical, including options such as splinting, hot & cold therapy, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and injections.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common conditions Dr. Koo sees patients for. Many factors can contribute to developing carpal tunnel syndrome, including a previous injury, rheumatoid arthritis, being female and additionally being pregnant, or having diabetes. Any of these factors can put excess pressure on the median nerve, which runs from your forearm through your wrist to your hand, and causes tingling, weakness or numbness. Early treatment is crucial when it comes to successfully eradication carpal tunnel syndrome. When treated early, options include splinting of the wrist, injections and anti-inflammatory medication. Surgery to relieve pressure on the median nerve is reserved for more severe cases, but can be very effective in treating the condition.

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