Hand and Wrist
Fractures, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and trauma that causes nerve damage, are all common injuries and disorders of the hand and wrist. The fingers, hand and wrist contain 27 bones, plus tendons and muscles to connect them. The complexity of how they work together can make them more prone to injuries. It’s important to seek care from a board certified surgeon with advanced training (a fellowship) in Hand and Wrist surgery.
At the Hand Center, our team can evaluate and treat both minor and complex hand conditions. Through non-surgical and surgical treatment options, we help patients overcome pain and loss of function.
The Hand Center also specializes in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of acute and chronic elbow conditions. Common injuries or diseases result from repetitive motion or excessive stress on the joint. Activities such as repetitive motions on the job or during sports, can cause pain, swelling and damage to the joints. Our team always considers non-surgical treatments first but, if necessary, will perform surgery using the most advanced and least invasive procedures.
Wide-awake, no local anesthesia, no tourniquet (WALANT) surgeries
The Hand Center team also specializes in the state-of-the-art WALANT surgery. General anesthesia is not used, so patients are not sedated. Patients stay awake for their surgery and there is no pain from a tourniquet. This translates to a lower-cost surgery for patients, faster recovery and an overall better experience. Learn more about this advanced technique HERE.
- FLAGSTAFF – Dr. Mark Mellinger, physician assistant Amanda Matje, PA-C make up the Hand Center team in Flagstaff. Starting mid-August, Peter Gibson, MD will join the Hand Center team as the top choice for Flagstaff’s next hand surgeon.
- PRESCOTT VALLEY – Dr. Mellinger and Jamie Pearson, PA-C care for patients in the Prescott Valley clinic (3200 Windsong Drive in the Windsong Medical Plaza).
Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Medical Team
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Amanda Matje, PA-C