The specialists at Wisconsin Medical Group in Milwaukee are experienced in treating patients with a wide range of hand injuries. We utilize a specialized approach and are well-versed in the workers’ compensation claims process - our practice frequently treats patients who plan to file a legal claim. If you or a loved one has sustained a serious hand injury, contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our hand specialists.
Hand Injuries We Treat
We commonly diagnose and treat hand injuries that occurred at the workplace. Some of the most common injuries we see include:
- Repetitive strain injuries: Repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, occur when the hand and wrist are subjected to repetitive motions over time. These injuries can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the hand.
- Crush injuries: Crush injuries occur when the hand or fingers are caught or squeezed between heavy objects. These injuries can cause severe damage to the bones, tissues, and nerves in the hand.
- Lacerations: A laceration is a cut or tear in the skin. Hand lacerations may occur due to sharp objects or machinery in the workplace.
- Burns: Burns can occur due to contact with heat, chemicals, or electricity in the workplace. Hand burns can range in severity from mild to severe.
- Fractures: A fracture is a break in a bone. Hand fractures can occur in the fingers, knuckles, or other bones in the hand due to falls, accidents, or other trauma in the workplace.
If you have a work-related hand injury, it is important to report the injury to your employer and seek medical attention as soon as possible. You do not have to see the physician your employer provides you with. Seeking medical attention from a 3rd party physician like Wisconsin Medical group ensures an accurate, unbiased diagnosis.
Common Causes of Hand Injury
Most often, hand injuries at the workplace occur from repetitive use or accidents caused by faulty machinery or procedure. Some of the most common causes of hand injuries include:
- Trauma: Falls, car accidents, and other traumatic events can cause fractures, dislocations, and other injuries to the hand.
- Overuse injuries: Repetitive motions or activities that strain the hand muscles and tendons can lead to overuse injuries such as tendinitis or tenosynovitis.
- Contact with sharp objects or machinery: Hands can be cut or lacerated by sharp objects or caught in machinery.
- Dislocation: Hands can become dislocated as a result of falls or other impacts.
- Sprains and strains: Hands can be sprained or strained due to overuse or sudden, intense movements.
If you’ve been injured or are experiencing pain in your hand or nearby areas, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a Milwaukee hand specialist to get a professional assessment and diagnosis.
Treatment for Work-Related Hand Injuries
Wisconsin Medical Group’s physicians specialize in treating workers' compensation injuries, including hand injuries. We offer a range of services to help our patients recover, including physical therapy. Our goal is to get our patients back to work as quickly as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.