Orthopedic Surgeon Fort Mill SC


Hand and Wrist Specialist in Fort Mill

Providing Comprehensive Care for Hand and Wrist Pain for Patients

We use our hands and wrists a lot, as they are in constant motion grasping, reaching, and carrying items. As a result, they are often susceptible to injuries such as sprains and fractures. They can also be prone to overuse conditions such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Problems can also occur in the hand muscles and joints. Hands can be affected by normal wear and tear on the joints resulting in arthritis. 

At SpecOrtho, our hand specialist Dr. Andrea Gale is highly trained to diagnose and treat all types of hand and wrist problems. Our hand surgeons have extensive experience in the delicate procedures required to relieve hand pain, repair nerve injuries, and restore or preserve your normal function to the hands and wrists. In addition, Dr. Gale has achieved the highest level of training in caring for the hand and wrist. This enhances our ability to provide you with outstanding, state-of-the-art care convenient to York, Union, Clover, and Lancaster counties.

It’s critical to have issues related to the hand corrected properly, should they arise. This is to prevent permanent damage which could result in the loss of strength and dexterity. With 27 small bones in the hand – alongside muscles, tendons and other tissue that must work together – it’s easy to ignore an issue which could make the damage even worse. Fortunately, Dr. Gale specializes in hand injuries and can fix most issues. She is also able to perform minimally invasive procedures to keep stress and recovery time to a minimum.

What are some of the Hand & Wrist Injury Treatments we provide?

Dr. Gale offers services for a wide range of hand conditions to best fit your needs based on a particular hand injury or condition. After a consultation at our office in Fort Mill, SC, treatment options will be offered that would be most beneficial to you. The following are some of the services offered by Dr. Gale:

  • Carpal Tunnel / Cubital Tunnel Release
  • CMC (Base of Thumb) Athroplasty
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • DeQuervain’s Tendonitis
  • Wrist Arthritis Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repairs
  • Mallet Finger Repair
  • Fracture Fixation – Finger, Wrist, Scaphoid and Elbow
  • TFCC Repair
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Dupuytren’s Fasciectomy/ Xiaflex (R)
  • Nail Bed Repairs
  • Thumb UCL Repair/Reconstruction
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Reconstruction

What can I Expect for Hand or Wrist Surgery?

Hand surgery is performed in an accredited surgical facility typically as an outpatient procedure. The hand condition or injury being treated will dictate the surgical technique used and will vary by case. After hand surgery, the recovery period will also vary depending on the patient and severity of the condition. However, physical therapy could be prescribed to help patients regain strength, mobility and function. An experienced hand surgeon like Dr. Gale utilizes the latest techniques and innovative technology to help patients overcome even the most traumatic hand injuries, allowing them to resume a normal life.

If you suffer from pain in your hand or need other forms of care, contact Dr. Gale’s office today at (803) 548-6464.

COVID-19 Updates

Urgent Times Call For Urgent Care

In order to relieve the ER/Urgent Care staff and resources, SpecOrtho is now welcoming walk-in patients with urgent musculoskeletal injuries at our Fort Mill location. Our doctor will see all orthopaedic injuries outside of the back and neck during normal business hours. In order to maintain a safe environment for all, our facility is being cleaned and sanitized regularly and following strict CDC guidelines. Those individuals that are currently sick or have recently been exposed to COVID-19, should go directly to the local Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center for any immediate orthopaedic needs. For appointments or more information, please contact us at 803- 548-6464.

In an effort to comply with CDC recommendations and help keep our patients and staff safe from illness, we are asking all our patients and visitors to follow the guidelines below:

  • If you or someone you have been in contact with has experienced fever, chills, cough, shortness or breath, sneezing or runny nose, please call the office to reschedule your appointment (803-548-6464).
  • Please ensure that the patient is accompanied by no more than one person to minimize overcrowding and exposure to germs.
  • Upon arrival to SpecOrtho, existing patients may check in from their vehicles by calling our front desk at 803-548-6464. We will call or text you to let you know when your exam room is available. This will eliminate overcrowding in the waiting room as well as allowing our staff the proper time to clean and sterilize the exam rooms prior to your visit.

We will continue to monitor the current situation closely and will update protective measures and process accordingly. We appreciate your understanding and support to minimize exposure to other patients.

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