Sentara Hand Specialty Center
Care for Patients from the Fingertips to the Elbow
Throughout the regions, orthopedic surgeons who specialize in hand extremities offer patients exceptional care for injuries, deformities, sports injuries, fractures, osteoarthritis and other conditions. With improved techniques, hand surgeons have more options to offer patients for treatment of their hand pain. Most hand procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and patients are able to recover at home.
The basis for the Sentara Hand Specialty Center is to offer the full continuum of care, from diagnosis to recovery. In early 2017, after years of planning, the first of its kind Sentara Hand Specialty Center was opened at the Orthopedic Hospital at Sentara Leigh. Patients in Hampton Roads now have a one-stop array of services including surgeon office visits, X-rays, diagnostics, outpatient surgery and procedures on-site, and hand specialty physical therapy. The basis for the Sentara Hand Specialty Center is to offer the full continuum of care, from diagnosis to recovery. For emergency hand injuries, care from hand specialty orthopedic surgeons is available 24/7 through the adjacent Emergency Department at Sentara Leigh Hospital.
In late 2018, orthopedic fellowship-trained hand surgeons began covering hand emergencies on a 24/7 basis for residents seeking emergency hand care at Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center in Williamsburg.
Patient care protocols and educational materials are provided to help patients understand their condition, the planned treatment and the proper care for the best recovery. As with all Sentara clinical care, patient outcomes are measured and reviews that confirm patients are benefiting from the care provided.
“I fractured bones in my right hand falling off a ladder just as the good weather was starting, and I didn’t want to miss out on summer fun with my sons and step-daughters. We’re very active. My surgeon was progressive in his treatment, safely speeding up my recovery process. I was out golfing and boating weeks before I thought I ever would!”