Looking for premier orthopedic surgeons to treat your hand injury in Charlotte, NC? Stop by OrthoCarolina’s Hand Center. Our physicians have pursued additional hand and wrist surgery training at the fellowship level in order to provide you with the most up-to-date and comprehensive hand treatment in Charlotte.
Whether you are in need of non-surgical physical therapy for your hand or you need more complex wrist or hand surgery, you can rely on the hand doctors at OrthoCarolina to provide you with the very best in treatment.
Charlotte Hand Specialists Treating a Wide Array of Hand Injuries
At OrthoCarolina’s Hand Center, we have extensive knowledge and experience treating a variety of hand injuries in Charlotte:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wrist and hand fractures
- Arthritis of the hand and wrist
- Stiff and painful hand problems
- Poor circulation of the hand or fingers
- Numbness, tingling and nerve problems
- Trauma to the hand, including sprains and lacerations
- Work-related injuries
- Recreational and sports-related injuries
- Hand and arm pain
Schedule an Appointment at OrthoCarolina’s Hand Center
Following your initial evaluation with one of our Charlotte physicians, we will develop an individual treatment plan to meet your unique needs. If surgery is necessary, your physician will discuss your options and post-operative care, and also answer any questions you may have.
Are you ready to start receiving treatment for your hand injury? Contact OrthoCarolina’s Hand Center today at (704) 323-2426 to schedule an appointment with one of our Charlotte hand specialists. We look forward to providing you with the best hand treatment possible.
OrthoCarolina’s Hand Center proudly serves patients in Charlotte, Matthews, Concord, Huntersville, Mint Hill, Harrisburg, Belmont, and surrounding areas in NC.
ACP (Autologous Conditioned Plasma)
Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP), also referred to as PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy:
Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP) is a new technology that concentrates platelets and growth factors within a plasma layer separate from white and red blood cells. Outside of the bloodstream, platelets become activated and release proliferative and morphogenic proteins. These growth factors are known to be important for healing.
A small amount of blood is withdrawn from the patient in a manner similar to a laboratory blood test. The Double Syringe System is then placed in a centrifuge and spun for 5 minutes, concentrating the platelets and growth factors within the plasma layer, separate from other blood components. When centrifugation is complete, the double syringe is removed. The yellow plasma layer is then transferred by gently pushing down on the outer portion of the syringe while pulling back on the inner most plunger. The inner syringe is then twisted in a counterclockwise direction and removed. A needle or cap is placed on the syringe for use at the point of care.
This treatment option is available based on specific indications and is an alternative treatment for patients to consider.
Is your child suffering from congenital conditions of the hand or upper extremity? Turn to the physicians at OrthoCarolina’s Congenital Hand Clinic. Serving our center are three fellowship-trained hand surgeons with expertise in congenital hand conditions, a pediatric orthopedist, a pediatric neurologist, and hand therapists. If you are ready to start giving your child state-of-the-art, personalized care for their hand problems, turn to our Charlotte hand physicians.
Charlotte Hand Therapists & Hand Surgeons Treating Congenital Hand Conditions
How do children first develop congenital hand conditions? Many children are born with congenital differences in particular parts of their body. Typically, these differences develop in the mother’s uterus during the baby’s growth and are due to genetic differences. Occasionally, these differences are detected before birth (during an ultrasound, for instance). Most commonly, they are noticed after the child is born.
Some congenital differences are passed from generation to generation, while others are entirely spontaneous and random. Most children that we treat have isolated upper extremity conditions; however, for some children it may be part of a syndrome that includes other medical or orthopedic problems such as heart, kidney, spine or lower limb abnormalities.
Schedule Your Appointment at OrthoCarolina’s Congenital Hand Clinic Today
Due to the fact that congenital differences are unique to each child, our Charlotte physicians are prepared to give every patient a personalized approach and solution to treat their congenital hand condition.
Contact OrthoCarolina’s Congenital Hand Clinic today at (704) 323-3570 to schedule an appointment to treat your child’s congenital hand problems in Charlotte. We look forward to working with you!
OrthoCarolina’s Congenital Hand Clinic proudly serves patients in Charlotte, Matthews, Concord, Huntersville, Mint Hill, Harrisburg, Belmont, and surrounding areas in NC.
Hand Therapy (Occupational)
Appointment Line: 704.323.3008
KAREN Hinchee, COTA/L
Karen graduated in 1986 from Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute in the OT Assistant Program and received her Bachelor’s in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1991. She has worked for OrthoCarolina (formerly Gaul Orthopedic and Charlotte Orthopedic Specialists) for 25 years and shares her time between the Hand Center and University locations. Karen enjoys reading and being a soccer and baseball mom to her two sons.
Patti Deaton, COTA/L
Patti graduated from Stanly College in Albemarle, NC in 1996 with an AAS in Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has 15 years experience in Orthopedics and has been with OrthoCarolina Hand Therapy for 7 years. Patti is skilled in and provides Graston massage and techniques. She has two grown children and three grandchildren. Patti enjoys riding motorcycles, working in the yard and family time.
Paula Lechner, OTR/L
Paula is a graduate of East Carolina University with a BS in Occupational Therapy. She has been a practicing Hand Therapist for 30 years. She worked for 10 years in Asheville NC and has been back in Charlotte since 1990.
Bill Cerosky, OTR/L CHT
Bill received his degree in Occupational Therapy at Utica College of Syracuse University in 1997. He has been employed with OrthoCarolina, formerly Charlotte Orthopedic Specialists, since 1998. In 2005, he became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), specializing in advanced clinical skills and theory of upper extremity rehabilitation. Bill enjoys spending time with his family, coaching lacrosse and outdoor activities.
Jennifer Baranick, OTR/L CHT
Jennifer graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995 with a BS in Occupational Therapy. She has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 2005, earning advanced training and certification in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries. She enjoys cooking, exercising, sports and outdoor activities, as well, as spending time with her family.
Certified Hand Therapists provide expertise in hand rehabilitation and customized splinting to expedite your recovery from injury or surgery. Activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, writing, and typing, require hand motion and strength, and your Hand Therapist can help you perform these activities independently again. Customized splinting will help protect your injured area to promote healing and get you on the road to recovery.
Dupuytren's (du-pwe-TRANZ) Contracture is a hand deformity that usually develops slowly, over decades. Dupuytren's contracture affects the connective tissue under the skin of your palm. Knots of tissue form under the skin — eventually forming a thick cord that can pull one or more of your fingers into a bent position. Once this occurs, the fingers affected by Dupuytren's contracture can't be straightened completely, which can complicate everyday activities such as placing your hands in your pockets, putting on gloves or shaking hands. Dupuytren's contracture most commonly affects the ring finger and pinky, and occurs most often in older men of Northern European descent.
OrthoCarolina offers a number of treatments designed to slow the progression of Dupuytren's contracture and relieve symptoms.
Watch Dr. Glenn Gaston discuss a new non-surgical treatment: