When you go to the doctor do you get the feeling that medical professionals treat too many things? Perhaps if a medical facility and a group of doctors therein focused on treating just one small area of the body, healthcare would be moving in a more positive direction. At the Hand and Wrist Institute that is exactly what is done. “The Hand and Wrist Institute is one of the region’s leading medical practices dedicated solely to the diagnosis, treatment and care of hand, wrist and upper extremity injuries, deformities and disorders…[and specializes in] virtually every hand, wrist and arm surgical procedure available” though many are treated without the need for surgery. I shall talk below about what types of conditions are treated, how, and how the Hand and Wrist Institute website puts you on the track to discovering the solution that is just right for you.
The Hand and Wrist Institute specializes in treating 56 of the most common hand, wrist, arm, and elbow afflictions and focuses exclusively on that area of the body so that treatments are dead on accurate. Everything from the run-of-the-mill tennis elbow—an often occurring injury that causes pain in the elbow joint and may or may not be caused by overuse—to the more rare boutonniere’s finger deformity—a deformity where the middle joint of the finger is bent towards the hand, while the outer joint is bent away from the hand—is treated here. Because the doctors at the Hand and Wrist Institute concentrate on such a small area of the body, they can learn everything there is to know about that area.
Surgery is always the last alternative and if a condition can be treated without surgery, it is. This is the way it is, because a non-surgical alternative is always less invasive—that is to say, physical therapy or a splint is safer for the patient. “90% of the patients seen by Dr. Knight [(head doctor)] are treated with non-surgical treatment[s].” And if surgery is necessary, rest assured that an innovative surgical procedure will be used to pinpoint the exact problem. The cutting-edge surgical procedures include “Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release (ECTR)[--a] Stitchless, 10 minute surgery with minimal scarring and pain [and] Trigger Finger Release[--a]Simple surgery requiring only a small incision and local anesthesia. There is often immediate relief from painful symptoms.”
Many interactive features can be found on the company's homepage, and these features will put you on the track to discovering the solution that is just right for you. Some of these features are fairly standard, like being able to schedule an appointment online or access to customer reviews. But, other features offered are quite unique, like a video that introduces Dr. John T. Knight and a virtual consultation with him.
The Hand and Wrist Institute’s website is well built, because it features all the aforementioned information and more. It can also be supposed that if more institutions followed their example and concentrated on a small area of the body medicine would be moving in a much more positive direction.