Wrist Care

The hand and wrist specialists at Gunderson Orthopedics in Oklahoma City are fellowship-trained and specialize in diagnosing conditions affecting the wrist and hand. Whatever your unique injury or situation, we’ll identify the underlying cause and create a customized treatment plan to get you moving again.


The wrist is among the most complex joints in the body. In fact, it may be argued that there is no such thing as a single “wrist joint,” since the wrist contains many joints that function together to move the hand. These functions depend on a complex structure of multiple bones, joints, and soft tissues–tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels.

The far end of the radius and ulna (forearm bones) move against 8 carpal bones with a wide range of motion. Your wrist functions to put your hand in perfect position. If anything is wrong with your wrist due to pain, numbness, injury or restricted motion, this severely diminishes your ability to function.

If anything happens to any of these parts of the nerves and blood vessels around them, it can cause pain and irritation. Aging and overuse may also cause pain that limits the joint’s ability to function as the upper extremity hinged joint.

Wrist Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Bicep Tendon Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Hand Defects
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain’s Tendonitis
  • Dislocation
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Epucondylitis
  • Fracture
  • Mallet Finger
  • Nerve Injuries

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Advanced Treatments for the Wrist

The ultimate goal of our team is to get you moving again as quickly as possible.

Our orthopedic specialists treat each case individually and comprehensively, and will recommend surgery if necessary. Treatment options range from holistic modalities and non-surgical treatments, to minimally invasive surgeries and arthroscopic procedures, and more advanced reconstructive surgery. 

As one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in Oklahoma, Dr. Gunderson uses proven and advanced procedures and techniques to solve even the most complex wrist conditions. These include:

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical Therapy
  • Heating and Cooling Treatments
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Surgical Treatments:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Trapeziectomy
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Dr. Robert Gunderson, D.O

Dr. Robert Gunderson

One of just six trauma orthopedic surgeons in Oklahoma, Robert Gunderson, D.O., is highly skilled in the treatment of orthopedic injuries, as well as comprehensive and restorative orthopedic care.

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