Do you have chronic hand or wrist pain that prevents you from enjoying life activities? If you do, then seeking treatment by a hand and upper extremity orthopedic specialist can help put you on the road to recovery to resume the quality of life that you deserve.
You may be wondering, what exactly is a hand and upper extremity orthopedic specialist? To put it simply, it’s someone that not only has a background in orthopedic surgery, but also additional fellowship training and specialization in the treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand conditions. Just as there are subspecialities like cardiology in the field of internal medicine, orthopedic surgery also includes specialization for evaluation and treatment of different aspects of the musculoskeletal system. Additional fellowship training in a subspeciality such as the hand and upper extremity provides more in depth education specific to conditions encountered in the upper extremity. While orthopedic surgeons can provide care for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, additional hand/upper extremity fellowship training allows a specialist to focus their additional education to address problems specific to the upper extremity.
Therefore, when seeking care at Michele Y. Yoon, M.D., PLLC, you can expect:
- One on one personalized care with a hand and upper extremity fellowship trained orthopedic specialist, Dr. Michele Y. Yoon
- Review of all examinations/studies with a hand and upper extremity orthopedic specialist, Dr. Michele Y. Yoon
- An in depth discussion of available treatment options with a hand and upper extremity orthopedic specialist, Dr. Michele Y. Yoon
- A patient tailored treatment plan provided by a hand and upper extremity orthopedic specialist, Dr. Michele Y. Yoon