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

Our fellowship-trained or specialty-trained wrist doctors, Dr. William Bell, Dr. Christopher Daley, Dr. Jeffrey Keverline, Dr. Timothy Kirkland, and Dr. James Stanislaw, are dedicated wrist 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 wrist doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow, including arthritis, fractures, and tendon, ligament, and nerve injuries. Additionally, they are not only highly skilled in providing nonsurgical care to treat wrist pain but also in performing wrist surgery, including arthroscopic surgery and surgical fracture care.

How Our Wrist Surgeons Help Patients Emerge Stronger

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

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

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • De Quervain's release
  • Fasciectomy
  • Ganglion cyst excision
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Wrist arthrodesis
  • Wrist arthroscopy

Our surgeons understand that patients sometimes have concerns about undergoing surgical procedures, which is why they are dedicated to spending time to educate and provide patients with an understanding of the surgery. They also make sure they answer any questions the patient might have about the wrist surgery.

Do You Need World-Class Wrist Care?

If you are noticing any of these symptoms, you should consider consulting with an upper extremity or wrist doctor:

  • It hurts to straighten or bend your fingers
  • Numbness in your hand and/or fingers
  • Pain at the base of the thumb
  • Pain in the wrist that extends up into the elbow
  • Pain when rotating the wrist joint
  • Tenderness
  • Tingling sensation
  • Unable to pinch or grasp things

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

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Fracture, including a wrist fracture
  • Ligament injury
  • Nerve injury
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports-related injury
  • Sprain, including a wrist sprain
  • Tendon injury
  • Wrist tendonitis

If you have wrist pain or have suffered a wrist injury, our doctors are ready to provide you with the world-class wrist care you need. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors specializing in the 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 elbow doctors and joint replacement 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 wrist 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 fracture, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome or you need wrist surgery, our doctors will be right beside you.