The elbow, hand, and wrist doctors at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic deliver the specialized care Alaskans need to stay strong with offices located in Anchorage, Eagle River, and South Anchorage, Alaska.
A hand injury can be debilitating, given how much our lives are affected when we lose function in the upper extremity, including the hand, wrist, and elbow. Thankfully, physicians trained in hand care can diagnose your problem and provide you with proven treatments, which may include surgery or nonsurgical methods in a comprehensive treatment plan.
If you are afflicted with pain or limited mobility in your hand and upper extremity, it's important to see a hand doctor. Our hand specialists have extensive expertise in the bones, joints, muscles, and tendons of the hand and offer the latest in hand surgery and noninvasive hand care. Our goal is always to get our patients back to their day-to-day activities as soon as possible.
The first step is diagnosing your hand, wrist, or forearm problem. This includes a standard physical examination and potentially the use of imaging, like X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Through proper diagnostics, our orthopedic care specialists will determine what's causing your hand pain.
Our hand doctors treat a wide range of hand issues, including:
No matter your diagnosis, whether it's a simple break or something chronic, like carpal tunnel, our physicians will be ready to provide you with the best treatment options.
Whenever possible, we offer our patients nonsurgical treatment options. Some of the most common nonsurgical methods for addressing pain in the hand, wrist, elbow, and forearm include medicine, hand therapy, and splints.
For more severe hand issues, it may be necessary to speak with a hand surgeon about different interventions. Hand surgery can deliver lasting relief from your hand pain. Our surgeons can talk with you further about different surgical procedures, such as carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement or fusion surgery, microsurgery, and reconstructive surgeries.
A little discomfort or soreness in your hand or upper extremity is nothing to worry about, but we recommend you seek care if:
Our hand specialists are specialty-trained in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in hand surgery to provide the care you need. Request an appointment online today to be seen by a hand doctor in Anchorage, Eagle River, or South Anchorage.
For urgent hand injuries and other musculoskeletal needs, we offer our Walk-In Clinic.
As part of our world-class team of orthopedic surgeons and doctors, our hand surgeons at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic have completed additional training specifically in the hand to offer our patients the highest level of specialized care. With this advanced training, our hand surgeons, Dr. M. Patricia Fox and Dr. Kurt Mentzer, have the expertise to treat your hand injury or condition according to your individual needs and goals.
Whatever hand problem you're experiencing, our specialty-trained surgeons will help you regain your strength and function. To consult with one of our hand doctors in Anchorage, Eagle River, or South Anchorage, please request an appointment online.
In support of our community and student-athletes, we are currently offering sports physicals for $50 (cash pay) at our Eagle River location. Walk-ins are welcome Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. No appointment is needed.