Carry on without hand or wrist pain.

CARRY ON WITHOUT HAND OR WRIST PAIN

Hand and wrist care

Crystal Clinic has the largest group of hand and wrist surgeons in northeast Ohio and we are specially trained in treating all types of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder. This includes common conditions such as arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, DeQuervain tenosynovitis, Dupuytren’s contracture, sprains, strains and trigger finger, as well as congenital deformities and complex reconstructions following injury.

We offer both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections to promote the healing of damaged tissue. We also have a dedicated team of hand therapists who can help you regain the ability to perform basic tasks with your hands. We are skilled in minimally invasive surgical techniques, as well as performing microsurgery on the intricate structures of the hand and arm. By offering the latest innovations in hand and wrist care, we can help relieve your pain and improve your functionality, so you can maintain your independence and return to the activities you enjoy. 

Haiqiao (Tom) Jiao, M.D.

Haiqiao (Tom) Jiao, M.D.

330-668-4055

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

Gary A. Pennington, M.D.

Gary A. Pennington, M.D.

330-668-4065

Fellowship-Trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Board-Certified

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Nathan Monaco, M.D.

Nathan Monaco, M.D.

330-668-4055

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

Thomas J. Reilly, M.D.

Thomas J. Reilly, M.D.

330-668-4055

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

Mollie Manley, M.D.

Mollie Manley, M.D.

330-668-4055

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

John K. Krebs, M.D.

John K. Krebs, M.D.

216-369-2830

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Rafal Z. Stachowicz, M.D.

Rafal Z. Stachowicz, M.D.

330-668-4055

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

John W. Dietrich, M.D.

John W. Dietrich, M.D.

330-668-4055

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

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Common Conditions Treated

We rely on our hands and wrists to perform a wide range of tasks every day. Because they play such a vital role in our daily activities, our hands and wrists, as well as our elbows, arms and shoulders are susceptible to injury and other orthopedic problems.

At Crystal Clinic, our orthopedic surgeons treat the full range of both common and complex hand, wrist and upper arm problems. The most frequently seen conditions include:

Carpometacarpal (CMC) or basal joint arthritis at the base of the thumb,

which often causes pain and decreases the ability to grip and pinch.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,

a common condition that typically causes tingling and/or numbness in the hands.

De Quervain tenosynovitis,

which is painful condition that affects the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist, especially when you try to grasp something.

Dupuytren’s contracture,

which is a hand deformity that typically progresses slowly over time, as knotted cords of tissue under the skin pull the fingers into a bent position, making it difficult to naturally straighten them.

Sprains and strains,

which are common in people of all ages. Sprains occur when ligaments stretch beyond their limits and tear. A strain may be an overstretched muscle or tendon, or it could be a partial or complete tear in both the muscle and tendon.

Trigger finger,

which causes finger stiffness. The finger gets stuck when bent, then suddenly straightens with a pop, due to inflammation that impedes the movement of tendons.

Innovative Treatment Options

When treating problems affecting the hands, wrists, arm, elbow and shoulder, Crystal Clinic orthopedic surgeons recommend nonsurgical treatments first whenever possible. Depending on your specific condition, this may include splinting, anti-inflammatory medications, hand therapy, cortisone injections or activity modifications.

If nonsurgical treatment options are ineffective, surgery may be necessary to relieve your pain and other symptoms, and help you return to the activities you enjoy. One of the innovative treatments we use is microsurgery.

Microsurgery,

a complex type of surgery that is performed under magnification with a microscope using tiny tools. Microsurgery makes it possible to reconnect damaged blood vessels and nerves to restore blood flow to a severed hand or finger. Microsurgery may also be used to restore both form and function to hands, fingers and arms affected by cancer or congenital defects.