We need our hands for countless tasks in a day. Many of us depend on them for our livelihoods.
That’s why Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice – a double-certified and fellowship-trained hand surgeon – is now offering his cutting-edge, minimally invasive hand, wrist, forearm, or elbow therapies in an urgent-care facility for same-day treatment. At Hand & Wrist Urgent Care, we provide expert treatment as quickly as possible so patients can get back to their lives faster.
If you are suffering from pain or injury in your hands or wrists, you shouldn’t have to wait for relief. You can come to Hand & Wrist Urgent Care for a consultation and, if you need surgery, you can receive treatment services within the same day in our comfortable and clean environment.
Small incisions, precisely engineered surgeries, and cutting-edge supportive therapies get you back to your normal routine within days, instead of weeks, compared to standard emergency care.
Dr. Fitzmaurice offers same-day surgery and non-operative treatment for a variety of common finger, hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow ailments, including broken bones, severed fingers, dislocation, or sprains.
What to Expect
If you need emergency treatment for your hand or wrist, come to Hand & Wrist Urgent Care today or call to make an appointment. Here are a few of the ways in which we distinguish ourselves in the level of patient services and conveniences offered:
- We can verify your insurance information and coverage over the phone before your appointment or during the office visit.
- You can expect a wait time of 10 minutes or less.
- A hand surgery expert will take a detailed patient history.
- A highly-skilled staff member will only order a diagnostic test if it is necessary.
- A specialist in hand surgery will discuss your imaging results with you, and our staff can order more advanced imaging if necessary.
- If you need surgery, you can be booked for the same day.
- Your surgery will require only local anesthesia, can be performed at our on-site surgery center, and will only take one to two hours in most cases.
- In most cases, you will be scheduled for follow-up visits to monitor your recovery, then sent home with detailed instructions on care and any necessary therapies.
Dr. Fitzmaurice combines his state-of-the-art therapies with old-fashioned compassion and care, treating each patient as an individual. No two hand or wrist injuries are alike, so Dr. Fitzmaurice has developed a practice that emphasizes empathy and attentive listening, allowing him to understand each patient’s needs and come up with a strategy that meets them.
The Technological Edge
The EndoTech® system developed by Dr. Fitzmaurice is used exclusively at his hand and wrist treatment centers to minimize trauma and speed recovery.
Typical endoscopic surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome require at least 20 days’ recovery time and may lead to scarring that creates further problems weeks, months, or years down the road. One reason for the complications and long downtime is the need for large incisions that cut through thick layers of skin, muscle, and fascia.
With EndoTech, only a small 1-cm incision is required for most procedures. The precisely engineered surgical instruments and camera ensure greater visibility that minimizes trauma to the treatment site and decreases recovery time. Most patients are back to their normal routines within a week.
Recovery time is enhanced with a nutritional supplement called NeuroGen®, which was developed by Dr. Fitzmaurice to rebuild nerves and support their function. NeuroGen can reduce or even eliminate symptoms of nerve damage such as pain, tingling, and weakness.
As part of your rehabilitation, Dr. Fitzmaurice may also offer another cutting-edge therapy: stem cell therapy that can help regenerate nerves and tissue, minimizing pain and hastening the recovery process.
Contact Us Today
If you have an emergency finger, hand, wrist, forearm or elbow injury, please contact Hand & Wrist Urgent Care immediately. Feel free to call if you have questions on how to handle your injury while making your way to our Phoenix office.
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