Hand & Wrist

The hand and wrist compose a complex system of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments subject to many injuries and conditions. Palmetto Bone & Joint’s Dr. William Owens is fellowship trained in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery and has performed more than a thousand carpal tunnel repairs and is noted as one of South Carolina’s top hand surgeons. Our physicians offer the latest in diagnostic testing, including dynamic ultrasound and nerve conduction studies.

Symptoms Requiring Attention

  • Pain in hand or wrist
  • Stiffness
  • Restricted movement
  • Swelling

Common Conditions Treated

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Severed hand or finger
  • Osteoarthritis

All our joints—hips, shoulders, elbows, knees, even heels—contain bursae, which help tendons glide over the bones of the joint.


Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting nearly 27 million Americans ages 25 and older.


About 6 million people break bones in the United States every year. The most frequently broken bone is the clavicle, or collarbone.