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Learn more on various orthopaedic conditions and surgical management.

Now Offering In-Office Hand Procedures!

Carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, minor tendon repair, foreign body removal, tendon release, cyst removal, and basic hand surgery procedures can now be performed in office by Dr. Berschback under local anesthesia. Save money on insurance costs and schedule your appointment today!

  • Tennis Elbow

    Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow is the common name for the elbow condition lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is an overuse injury that causes elbow pain due to inflammation of the tendons that attach to the bone prominent on the outside of the elbow. It is…

  • Rotator Cuff Tears & Surgery

    Rotator Cuff Tears & Surgery

    The rotator cuff is a group of tendons in the shoulder joint that provides support and enables a wider range of motion. Major injury to these tendons may result in a tear, called a rotator cuff tear. These tears are…

  • Arthroscopic Surgery Eau Claire, Altoona, & Chippewa Falls

    Arthroscopic Surgery Eau Claire, Altoona, & Chippewa Falls

    Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your hand surgeon to look inside the wrist joint using small incisions (portals) and instruments. Wrist arthroscopy allows the hand surgeon to diagnose and treat the disorders of the wrist. The wrist, also…

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common hand problem resulting from pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, which often get worse at night, include numbness and/or pain in the wrist and fingers. Eventually, carpal…

  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

    De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

    De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis affects the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist, and can be a very painful and disabling condition. Patients suffering from De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis may find simple pinching and twisting activities can become almost impossible. The…

  • Dupuytren’s Contracture

    Dupuytren’s Contracture

    Dupuytren’s Contracture is a disorder of a thickened ligament in the palm. This results in nodules on the ligament, which if severe enough, can cause an inability to fully straighten the fingers. The ring and small fingers are most commonly…

  • Trigger Finger

    Trigger Finger

    Trigger finger is a type of tenosynovitis.  The tendons of the thumb and each of the fingers pass through a sheath on the palm side of the hand. Certain diseases and overuse activities can cause a thickening of this sheath.…

  • Normal Hand Anatomy

    Normal Hand Anatomy

    The human hand is an intricate instrument that is both tough and delicate. Its functions of sensation and motion allow us to experience and control the world around us. The hand in the human body is made up of the wrist,…