CDH Orthopedic Surgeon to Discuss Common Hand, Wrist Problems

NORTHAMPTON — What’s causing the pain, numbness, or other symptoms in your hand or wrist? To count the possibilities would require some extra fingers.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, hand surgeon Dr. Teresa Pianta will present “Relief Within Reach: Diagnosis and Treatment of Hand and Wrist Problems” at 6 p.m. in the Dakin Conference Room at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

In this free community lecture, Pianta will discuss the most common causes of pain and other symptoms in the hand and wrist, including arthritis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, sprains, and more. Attendees will learn about diagnostic protocols as well as surgical and non-surgical treatment options for these often-debilitating conditions. Prepared questions are encouraged.

Pianta earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Connecticut and a hand surgery fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center/Thomas Jefferson University. Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, she practices at Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in West Hatfield.

Registration for the presentation is required, and space is limited. For more information or to register, visit cooley-dickinson.org/classes or call (888) 554-4234.

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