Restoring the functionality required in everyday life
We seldom realize how important our hands are and how much we use them until an injury or problem occurs. Using a knife in the kitchen, gardening, working around the house with log splitters or saws or fixing a jammed snowblower are common causes for hand injuries in the Hudson Valley. Tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow are other potential consequences associated with these routine tasks.
We are committed to proving the best care for you by taking the time to understand what you want, as well as what you need. With attention to detail and an emphasis on patient education, we strive to provide the warmth and concern of an old fashioned doctor’s office with the benefits of cutting edge technology.
From broken wrists to cut fingers, arthritis and repetitive motion injuries, we can treat all your orthopaedic injuries and conditions. We can also diagnose and remedy your inflamed tendons, creaky joints and hands that go numb. We will explain the surgical and non-surgical options and work with you in developing a treatment plan that best fits you.
Dr. Catherine Shin was involved in early studies of solar plating of distal radius (wrist) fractures and has a special interest in carpal tunnel syndrome. She has been trained in the newest less invasive surgical techniques for hand problems including endoscopic single incision carpal tunnel release, percutaneous needle aponeurotomy and Xiaflex for Dupuytren’s contracture.
Our philosophy is that the more patients understand about their injury or condition, the better equipped they are to manage their symptoms. If they are well-educated about what is happening to them, they will have less fear and pain and more confidence in their ability to recover. Orthopaedics is about restoring the maximum amount of function possible so you can get back to the business of living well.
Some very irritating, painful conditions can be fixed with just an injection or a five minute outpatient surgery, leaving many patients to wonder why they waited so long to seek treatment.