Each Board-Certified Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon at Tidewater Orthopaedics Treats Patients from Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, VA, and throughout the Peninsula
If you’d like to consult with an orthopaedic hand surgeon, look no further than Tidewater Orthopaedics. Our practice is unique in that we have the only two board-certified hand surgeons (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery) in the entire Hampton, Newport News, and Williamsburg, Virginia, area.
Why is it best to seek care from a subspecialist for a hand injury? Highly focused expertise is necessary because the hand is made up of dozens of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons that must work seamlessly together in a variety of positions countless times every day. When damaged, this complex structure often requires the specialized medical care of a hand surgeon. If you are experiencing pain or limited mobility in your fingers or hand, you are welcome to consult with Dr. Robert Campolattaro or Dr. Nicholas Smerlis at Tidewater Orthopaedics in Hampton Roads, both of whom focus primarily on diagnosing and treating injuries affecting the hand.
Some common conditions for which a patient might seek treatment from an orthopaedic hand surgeon include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Mallet finger
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Trigger finger
- Jammed finger
- Ganglion cyst
- And more
Although an orthopaedic hand surgeon has the technical skills necessary to surgically address these conditions, it’s important to note that not all of them will require surgery. In fact, the most effective treatment for a hand injury is often conservative in nature, such as hand therapy. To provide the most effective care possible, each surgeon at Tidewater Orthopaedics works closely with the certified hand therapists who practice onsite.
What’s more, the hand and fingers often require a period of immobilization after an injury to heal properly. The certified hand therapists at Tidewater Orthopaedics can fabricate advanced, customized splints using a low-temperature thermoplastic that is applied directly to an affected joint and completed for a patient to wear on the same day.
Patients in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, and elsewhere on the Peninsula who would like to learn more can call 757-827-2480 to schedule a consultation with an orthopaedic hand surgeon at Tidewater Orthopaedics.