Hand, Wrist and Elbow
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.
Acute and chronic elbow conditions are also treated here, as well as injuries or diseases resulting from repetitive motion or excessive stress on the joint.
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.
Wide-awake, local anesthesia, no tourniquet (WALANT) surgeries
The Hand Center team also specializes in 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, Dr. Peter Gibson and physician assistant Amanda Matje, PA-C coordinate care for patients in Flagstaff
- PRESCOTT VALLEY – Dr. Mark Mellinger, Dr. Scott Gibson and Jamie Pearson, PA-C care for patients in the Prescott Valley clinic.
Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Medical Team
Expert Doctors in this Area
Expert PAs and NPs in this Area of Expertise
Amanda Matje, PA-C
Kim Sargent, PA-C