Learn More About Hand Surgery
Southern Illinois Hand Center has been providing patients with quality and compassionate hand surgery services for over 25 years. We have five satellite offices for your convenience.
The History of Hand Surgery
The highly-specialized and sophisticated field of hand surgery started during World War II when it became apparent that it was more beneficial to have highly trained surgeons who would treat all components of the hand and the wrist. Rather than having an Orthopedic Surgeon to treat fractures, plastic surgeons to treat some tissue problems and vascular surgeons to treat blood vessels, the highly trained hand surgeons are capable of treating all the different diseases and injuries of the hands and the wrists.
In 1945, the America Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) was established by a group of army surgeons who were dedicated to the care and treatment of the hands. Now, ASSH has approximately 2,500 members who are qualified and dedicated to the care and treatment of all hand and wrist problems.
Serving All Your Hand and Wrist Needs
Dr. Naam, Dr. Stewart and Dr. Sasso are board-certified, fellowship-trained hand surgeons with special training in orthopedic, plastic, neurological, microvascular, and reconstructive surgery techniques regarding the soft tissues and bony structures of your hand and wrist.
Specializing in the Complex Structures of the Hand and Wrist
The hand and wrist are sophisticated structures and even minor problems can have serious consequences for your quality of life if they are not treated properly. The best results come from having your hand issues seen by a hand surgeon as soon as possible in order to prevent complications. We have on-site x-ray and rehabilitation services to better serve your hand and wrist needs!