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Old Today, 12:53 PM
 
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I'm trying to find an excellent hand surgeon in Missouri.

I have gone to a surgeon in Columbia, MO and he gave me two steroid injections that I later learned only give you very temporary relief and actually do harm to your joint. His only other recommendation was to freeze the joint so it would be unmovable. I'm have good mobility of the joint so I'm not willing to give that up.

I have had several prolotherapy sessions and they did help quite a bit with the pain but the joint subluxation is still present.

Does anyone have any experience with a hand surgeon in Missouri?

Thank you for any advice!
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Old Today, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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OP: I've had this issue with a couple fingers and for the last year or more no issues. I believe we may be talking about the same thing on the subluxation. Surgery of any kind is the VERY LAST RESORT in my books. Our body can do a lot of healing and I've had Prolo in shoulder 10 yrs ago and would like to do more. So many are so quick to "cut" for relief and often we get more trouble.
Just my thoughts. This issue is probably a problem due to arthritic joints and I take extra Vit C and other antioxidants to help the joints.
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Old Today, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Does anyone have any experience with a hand surgeon in Missouri?
I am familiar with both the University of Missouri Orthopedic Institute and Columbia Orthopedic Group (COG) and many of those surgeons. For a city of its size, Columbia has a high density of extremely well trained Orthopedic surgeons. Plastics at the University also does Hand. In my opinion, you need not go elsewhere.

But, if you absolutely insist on going elsewhere, my recommendation would be to go to St. Louis and see a Hand Surgeon at Wash U or perhaps SLU.

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Old Today, 02:20 PM
 
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Thank you to both of you! I really appreciate your insight...It just would be really nice to hear from someone who had the same problem and repaired it...mine was caused by a sports injury long ago and then was agravated by my rehab activities...thanks again!
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Old Today, 03:27 PM
 
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Thank you to both of you! I really appreciate your insight...It just would be really nice to hear from someone who had the same problem and repaired it...mine was caused by a sports injury long ago and then was agravated by my rehab activities...thanks again!
Sorry. I must have I misunderstood what you were asking for. Hopefully, others who've had this experience will chime in.
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Old Today, 08:12 PM
 
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I am familiar with both the University of Missouri Orthopedic Institute and Columbia Orthopedic Group (COG) and many of those surgeons. For a city of its size, Columbia has a high density of extremely well trained Orthopedic surgeons. Plastics at the University also does Hand. In my opinion, you need not go elsewhere.

But, if you absolutely insist on going elsewhere, my recommendation would be to go to St. Louis and see a Hand Surgeon at Wash U or perhaps SLU.
^ These are all excellent recommendations from Texas Ag

If you want to go outside of Columbia, Wash U has one of the best Hand Departments in the country and Richard Gelberman, MD is one of the best hand surgeons in the US.
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