Hand & Wrist Urgent Care in Phoenix, Arizona, offers personalized, compassionate care combined with the most sophisticated, state-of-the art technologies available for diagnosis and treatment. And, unlike other centers, you can have your consultation, diagnostics, and treatment all on the same day at our office.
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice is a double-board-certified hand surgeon who has performed thousands of successful hand, wrist, and elbow surgeries. He developed EndoTech® – a minimally invasive approach to hand, elbow, and wrist surgery — which takes days to weeks off of the standard recovery time, and NeuroGen – a nutritional supplement that stimulates the growth and increases productivity of nerve cells. Dr. Fitzmaurice is also one of the first surgeons in the nation to offer stem-cell therapy to help regrow damaged nerves.
Dr. Fitzmaurice provides same-day treatment for a variety of acute ailments of the wrist, hand, fingers, and elbow. Acute conditions – including breakage and sprains – require immediate attention and treatment.
Urgent Hand and Wrist Injuries
Some of the more common emergency injuries Dr. Fitzmaurice treats include:
A cut or tear in the skin and/or muscle that is typically caused by a sharp object, such as a knife or a broken piece of glass. It is crucial to receive emergency medical attention for a laceration injury in order to thoroughly clean and dress the wound to prevent infection. A laceration hand or arm injury can also cause damage to the nerves and tendons, which will require immediate assessment and treatment by a skilled hand surgeon, such as Dr. Fitzmaurice.
Broken bones are some of the most common hand or arm injuries we treat at Hand & Wrist Urgent Care. There are numerous types of fractures that can occur as a result of sudden, immense pressure on a bone or due to repetitive motion stress on a bone, known as a stress fracture. Common types of fracture include:
- Displaced Fracture – When the bone is no longer in alignment as a result of the break and must be realigned in order to heal correctly. This type includes open or compound fractures in which the broken bone pierces through the skin. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to realign the bones and secure the bone pieces with temporary plates and screws.
- Non-Displaced Fracture – The break does not alter the alignment of the bone and may require only immobilization with a cast to ensure a successful recovery.
A contusion or bruise is a soft tissue injury that is typically caused by a blunt force that does not penetrate the skin. The injury results in painful swelling and discoloration. Depending on the severity of the contusion, rest, ice, compression, and elevation may be all that is necessary, however, it is vital for a skilled hand surgeon to evaluate the injury to determine whether more advanced treatment is required.
A dislocation is a type of joint injury in which two or more bones are forced out of their normal position. Fingers can be dislocated when playing sports or other activities where falling or accidentally striking another object occurs. Dislocations can also be caused by a hard impact, such as in a vehicle accident.
Contact an Urgent Care Hand Surgeon in Phoenix
If you have suffered an acute injury, such as a broken bone or a sprain, please visit Hand & Wrist Urgent Care today.
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