West Bloomfield MI's Preferred Center For Hand Surgery
Michigan Hand and Wrist Is Your #1 Source For Hand Surgery In West Bloomfield!
Michigan Hand and Wrist, PC, was formed in 2001 by Dr. Jean-Paul Guiboux with one mission in mind - to provide the highest quality patient care around. Since then we have helped many different patients with various hand and wrist surgeries that have helped to increase their quality of life. While we do pursue all non-operative measures when assessing a client, there are times that surgery is necessary in order to move forward.
We offer comprehensive pediatric and adult care for shoulders, elbows, wrists, and hands. Our surgery is useful for the upper extremities, fractures, tendon tears, lacerations and injuries, joint replacement for arthritis, arthroscopy, nerve decompression, repairs and microsurgery. If you think that you need professional surgery from expert doctors don't hesitate to contact us today!
Meet Our Surgeons Who Specialize in Hand Surgery Throughout West Bloomfield
Jeff Placzek, MD, PT
In 1998 Jeff Placzek, MD, PT graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Placzek completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in 2003 and his fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Washington University in St. Louis in 2004. Dr. Placzek has published articles on a variety of topics involving surgery of the hand , elbow and shoulder in journals including The Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Journal of Hand Surgery, The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy and others.
He has presented research and workshops at a variety of local and national meetings. He is the editor of the popular text, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets. He remains active in physical therapy education as an Associate Clinical Professor for the Department of Physical Therapy at Oakland University.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition that causes pain tingling and numbness in the hands. It affects .1% of the population and occurs 3x more often in women than in men. The diagnosis of CTS can largely be made on the basis of a good history and physical exam. However, to obtain an accurate baseline of the function of the median nerve and to better predict ones prognosis after CT surgery a tests called electromyography and nerve conduction studies should be done. Treatment options for CTS range from splints for mild CTS to injections for temporizing relief to surgery for complete relief. Surgery, whether through a mini open or endoscopic approach is very quick to recovery from. Patients who work in an office can return to work the next day, while laborers typically take three to four weeks to return to full activities.
The Leading Wrist & Hand Orthopedic Surgery Center Serving West Bloomfield
Evaluation of a wrist pain should be performed by a hand surgeon. The work-up involves a detailed history and physical examination followed by x-rays. Additional work-up involving MRIs, nerve testing (EMG/nerve conduction velocity), and blood work may be necessary in certain cases.
The hand is an intricate region of bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Hand pain is a relatively common problem that can affect people of all ages. Common causes of hand pain involve nerve compression (eg carpal tunnel syndrome), tendonitis, arthritis, or sprains/fractures after injury. Treatment for hand pain largely varies on the specific diagnosis. Options for treatment could involve simple interventions like anti-inflammatories, splinting and/or occupational therapy. However, more extensive treatment may be necessary using steroid injections or a surgical procedure. If you are experiencing significant or prolonged hand pain that is interfering with the activities you enjoy, feel free to contact our office to schedule an evaluation.
Tennis Elbow Surgery
Tennis elbow is also known medically as lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is very common in males and females who are 30-60 years old. Treatment may consist of oral medications', exercise at home or with a therapist, bracing, injections and on occasion, surgery if required. A number of minimally invasive techniques are available for the treatment of tendon injuries if required including percutaneous tendon debridement or injection of platelet rich plasma.
Please call the office in advance to schedule an appointment. In the event that you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please notify us as far in advance as possible so may use that time to care for other patients. Emergency Appointments will be seen within 24 hours.