World-Class Hand Care Begins at the Region's Most Preferred Orthopaedic Practice—EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

Our fellowship-trained or specialty-trained hand doctors, Dr. William Bell, Dr. Christopher Daley, Dr. Jeffrey Keverline, Dr. Timothy Kirkland, and Dr. James Stanislaw, are dedicated hand specialists board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and committed to providing patients with the compassionate, world-class care they deserve and need to emerge stronger.

Our hand doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions of the hand and upper extremity and are not only highly skilled in providing nonsurgical care to treat hand, wrist, and elbow pain but also in performing surgery, including minimally invasive surgery, hand surgery, and wrist surgery.

How Our Hand Surgeons Help Patients Emerge Stronger

When our hand doctors develop an individualized treatment plan for a patient with a hand injury or condition, their first step is to always look at nonsurgical hand care options that will help instead of recommending hand surgery. Sometimes, the hand problem can be solved without the need for surgery with treatments such as physical therapy or medication.

However, if nonoperative treatments fail to provide relief for the patient or their pain becomes debilitating, our hand surgeons will recommend a surgical treatment plan that is right for the patient's hand injury or condition. Our surgeons have undergone extensive training and specialize in a variety of hand procedures that can be used to treat hand pain or injuries, including the following treatment options:

  • Basal joint surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Corrective hand surgery
  • De Quervain's release
  • Finger distal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis
  • Ganglion cyst excision
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Surgical fracture care
  • Tenolysis for thumb flexor tendon
  • Trigger finger release

Our hand surgeons understand that patients sometimes have concerns about undergoing hand surgery, which is why they are dedicated to spending time to educate and provide patients with an understanding of the surgery as well as how it will be beneficial. They also make sure they answer any questions the patient might have about the hand surgery.

Do You Need World-Class Hand Care?

If you are noticing any of these symptoms, you should consider consulting with a hand doctor or surgeon:

  • Hand weakness
  • It hurts to squeeze or grab things
  • It hurts to straighten or bend the fingers
  • Numbness or tingling sensation in hand and/or wrist
  • Upper extremity pain that involves both the hand and wrist

Patients with hand pain or any of the above symptoms often seek help from a doctor specializing in the hand and upper extremity who may diagnose them with one of the following injuries or conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Hand fracture, such as a fracture of the thumb or finger
  • Nerve injury
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports-related injury
  • Sprain
  • Tendon injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger finger

If you have hand pain or have suffered a hand or wrist injury, our hand doctors are ready to provide you with the world-class care you need. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors specializing in the hand and wrist by calling (828) 324-2800 or requesting an appointment online.

We have eight offices located throughout North Carolina—our offices include Granite Falls, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion (AccessOrtho Only), Morganton, Newton, Taylorsville, and Valdese.

Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

At EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region, our patients are always our top priority. Our entire team, from our hand, elbow, and wrist doctors and surgeons to our physical therapists and additional providers, is focused on providing you with the compassionate, world-class orthopaedic care you need to emerge stronger and get back to doing the things you love.

Our hand team will be by your side through every step of your journey to pain relief, from diagnosis and nonoperative treatment or surgery to recovery and rehabilitation. Whether you have a tendon injury, fracture, or carpal tunnel syndrome or you need sports medicine care or hand surgery, our doctors will be right beside you.