62012Sep

Minimally Invasive Treatments

Florida Hand Center is a leader in minimally invasive hand and arm treatments. What does this mean to you? It means that you can rest assured that when you seek treatment for a condition through us, we will strive to make your treatment as easy for you to deal with as possible. Minimally invasive surgery means that there is as little damage of biological tissues as possible. Such treatments allow for far less scarring than regular surgeries due to the smaller incision area. Patients who have minimally invasive surgeries also benefit from a shorter recovery time. Less operative trauma for a patient speeds up recovery so that you can get…

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52012Sep

Relief is Just a Short Trip Away

Located in Port Charlotte, Florida we are easily accessible to many. Whether you live north of us in Tampa or if you are driving in from Miami, we are sure to be able to give you the relief you have been searching for as leading experts in hand and arm conditions. 25% of our patients travel from outside of our immediate area to be treated by the doctors and staff at the Florida Hand Center. Our expertise and focused medical practice have brought relief to many people suffering from hand and arm pain. Let us assist you in becoming pain-free and back to doing the things you love. If you…

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42012Sep

Wide Range of Treatment and Services

Florida’s leading carpal tunnel surgeon, Dr. Helgemo, has performed more endoscopic carpal tunnel releases than any other physician in the state. Highly qualified and highly experienced, it is no wonder why so many people come from far and wide to be treated by he and his colleagues and staff. At Florida Hand Center we provide a range of services to treat you quickly and effectively with convenience by have all diagnostics and treatment services offered at one location. We do much more than just examine and diagnose, Florida Hand Center also offers non-surgical treatment, performs surgeries and offers occupational therapy on-site. So whatever arm or hand issue you may be experiencing, rest assured that…

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292012Jul

A Not So Funny – Funny Bone

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is the compression of the ulnar nerve in the elbow region. The ulnar nerve is apparent at the elbow, which is why when you bump your elbow at the “funny bone” it gives you the sensation of an electric shock at times. The feeling can go all the way down to your fingers.  This “funny bone” feeling is similar to the feeling felt when the ulnar nerve is damaged by injury or chronic pressure.  Numbness and tingling in the pinky and ring fingers is also a common symptom of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure or decreased flexibility of the…

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262012Jul

En Español

En EspañolFlorida Hand Center is proud to offer bilingual Spanish customer service and care for all of your hand and arm needs. If your preferred language is Spanish we are glad to enhance your visit with us and speak to you in your language of choice. So if you have a Spanish-only relative or neighbor who is suffering from a hand or arm issue and needs our assistance, rest assured that we have the capability to do so. Allow Florida Hand Center to giver you the care and service you deserve in either English or Spanish. Learn more about us and find out why we are the right choice for…

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262012Jul

Frequently Asked Questions

For those short on time and with lots of questions for the Florida Hand Center, we have composed a page solely dedicated to quick answers to our most popular questions. Save some time by perusing our long list questions and answers built from past and existing questions. Let us help you educate you about your hand and arm conditions and let us tell you more about what we can do for you. Sample questions that can be found there include queries regarding the the types of insurances of accept, where we are located, and who performs the surgery for our center. Become more familiarized with us and if you find…

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242012Jul

Dupuytren’s Contracture

What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?Dupuytren’s Contracture is a condition that is diagnosed by spotting a tell-tale lump or pit in the palm. This usual first symptom can be painful and mostly felt at the base of the finger. The condition usually begins as a bump and can progress to form cords that will hinder movement of the fingers making it difficult to pick up change or even use a pen.Dupuytren’s can make it almost impossible to open the hand all the way or straighten out the fingers. Dupuytren’s Contracture is treatable, but as of yet there is no cure. Minimally invasive treatment is available at Florida Hand Center in which some of the abnormal tissue is…

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242012Jul

Charitable Giving; Fighting Cystic Fibrosis

At Florida Hand Center, we are committed to giving back to our community and to worthy causes through charitable donations and fundraising. We were recently asked to donate to the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which raises funds to fight Cystic Fibrosis. Amanda DeVries is raising money for the foundation and will be running the Chicago Marathon this October. Her goal is to raise $2,500 for the foundation and she is currently at 62% of her goal. Please consider donating to her efforts by visiting http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/amandadevries/chicago-marathon. Or look for other causes that are near and dear to you or your community to help make a difference in this world. We wish Amanda…

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242012Jul

Testimonials Make a Difference

The decision whether or not a potential patient seeks treatment for symptoms that are causing them pain or discomfort can be skewed by fear or pride. Many people believe that the pain they are experiencing is minimal and not a big deal, while others simply do not for treatment based on fear of additional discomfort. The Florida Hand Center offers video testimonials and commentary from past patients that are valuable tools for those in the throughs of making the decision to seek treatment or not. Find solace with stories of first hand experience of patients who have already taken the journey to recovery. Discover through the stories of past patients…

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62012Jul

Trigger Finger

If you find yourself experiencing clicking, stiffness or pain in your fingers (or any combination of these) you might be dealing with a condition called trigger finger. These specific symptoms are all common with the trigger finger condition. Diagnosis can easily be made by your physician or the physicians at Florida Hand Center. Caused by the thickening of the tendon in your palm, Florida Hand Center can alleviate this discomfort with a non-surgical treatment in their office such as a cortisone injection. Florida Hand Center has a 79% success rate with this treatment for trigger finger.  If the symptoms are not alleviated then an in-office procedure is recommended where a small…

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