If you’re seeking treatment for a musculoskeletal injury, you may be asking, why should I visit an orthopaedic care center over going to the hospital or my primary care physician? What’s the major advantage of going to a clinic that specializes in orthopaedic care? The answer: direct and immediate access to orthopaedic specialists.
At MidAmerica Orthopaedics, there is no middle man standing between patients and the specialists they need to see for proper treatment. If you have experienced a musculoskeletal injury, get yourself on the quickest path to recovery by visiting an orthopaedic clinic, like MidAmerica Orthopaedics.
Depending on which part of your body is injured, you may see a range of orthopaedic doctors specializing in the treatment of various areas of the body. If you’ve suffered an injury to your hand, elbow and/or shoulder, it’s time to see a hand and upper extremity specialist.
Hand and upper extremity specialists are orthopaedic doctors, who specialize in the treatment of the complex system of bones, joints, tendons and ligaments that make up the hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder. Conditions treated by hand and upper extremity specialists include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Nerve compression
- Tennis elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
- Trigger Finger
- Fractures of the hand, wrist, and forearm
- Sports related injuries to the hand, wrist, and forearm
- Congenital deformities
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Nerve and tendon injuries
Both surgical and non-surgical treatments offered by hand and upper extremity specialists include:
- Steroid injections
- Physical therapy
- Tendon transfers
- Rotator cuff repair
- Elbow replacement
- Knee replacement
- Hip replacement
- Shoulder replacement
- Wrist replacement
- Bone and soft tissue reconstruction
- Tendon repair
- Microsurgical limb reconstruction
- Carpal tunnel release
The Hand to Shoulder Clinic at MidAmerica Orthopaedics is a specialty division devoted to the exclusive treatment of injuries and conditions of the hands and upper extremity. The team of specialists at the Hand to Shoulder clinic include orthopaedic surgeons, non surgical hand and upper extremity specialists, and physical therapists. The goal of the team is to return patients to their daily lives in the safest, quickest way possible.
Dr. Anton J. Fakhouri
Anton J. Fakhouri, MD, FICS, FACS is a hand and upper extremity physician. Dr. Fakhouri specializes in the treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. His specialties trauma and fractures of the upper extremity, bone and soft tissue reconstruction and microsurgical limb reconstruction.
Dr. Gary A. Kronen
Dr. Gary A. Kronen is a distinguished Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon. Having been recognized as one of the Premier Hand Surgeons in the United States by America's Top Surgeons, he is one of the most sought after doctors for hand and upper extremity surgery. Dr. Kronen’s specialties include microsurgery, soft tissue reconstruction, and flexor and extensor tendon repair. Dr. Kronen is known for approaching his patient relationships with warmth and humor, and believes in approaching treatment with his patients as a team.
To learn more about MidAmerica Orthopaedics Hand to Shoulder Clinic and the different treatment options available to you, visit our website.
To schedule an appointment with MidAmerica Orthopaedics Hand and Upper Extremity Specialists Dr. Anton J. Fakhouri or Dr. Gary A. Kronen, call (708) 237-7200. You can also request an appointment online. MidAmerica Orthopaedics serves various areas such as Chicago, Palos Hills, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Burbank and more.