David Gesensway, MD

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Patient Education

Patient Education

Over-the-counter (OTC) Pain Medication
Review the different types of over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication. Learn more about general information and instructions for taking these medications.

Treatment Options for Basal Thumb Joint CMC Osteoarthritis
Review treatment options for basal thumb joint CMC osteoarthritis, including over-the-counter pain medications, prefabricated neoprene support, custom made rigid thumb splint, thumb CMC joint cortisone injection and thumb CMC joint replacement surgery.

Tennis Elbow Home Program
Review the home program for the treatment of tennis elbow. Learn more about stretches, icing, splinting, activity tips and medication.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Home Program
Review the home program for carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more about general exercises and stretches for the at home program.

Patient Instructions

Basal Thumb Joint CMC Arthroplasty Surgery
Review patient education for basal thumb joint CMC arthroplasty surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Preparing for Hand, Wrist or Elbow Surgery
Review patient education for hand, wrist or elbow surgery. Learn more about preparing for surgery and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
Review patient education for carpal tunnel release surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Cubital Tunnel Decompression Surgery
Review pre-operative care for cubital tunnel decompression surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

De Quervain’s Release Surgery
Review patient education for De Quervain’s release surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Distal Radius Wrist Fracture Surgery
Review patient education for distal radius wrist fracture surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Dupuytren’s Surgery
Review patient education for Dupuytren’s surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Finger Surgery
Review patient education for finger surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Flexor Tendon Repair Surgery
Review patient education for flexor tendon repair surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Ganglion Cyst Excision Surgery
Review patient education for ganglion cyst excision surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Mucous Cyst Excision Surgery
Review patient education for mucous cyst excision surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Skier’s Thumb Ligament Surgery
Review patient education for skier’s thumb ligament surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have any questions or concerns.

Trigger Finger Release Surgery
Review patient education for trigger finger release surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Wrist Surgery
Review patient education for wrist surgery. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care, recommended follow-up visits and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Home Exercises

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Home Program
Review the home program for carpal tunnel syndrome and learn more about general exercises that can be performed.

Dupuytren’s Surgery Home Program
Review the home program for Dupuytren’s surgery and learn more about general exercises that can be performed.

Mallet Finger Home Program Phase 2 Exercises
Review the home program for mallet finger and learn more about general exercises that can be performed at phase 2.

Tennis Elbow Home Program
Review the home program for the treatment of tennis elbow. Learn more about stretches, icing, splinting, activity tips and medication.

Thumb CMC Joint Arthroplasty Surgery Home Program Phase 1 Exercises
Review the home program for thumb CMC joint arthroplasty and learn more about general exercises and stretches that can be performed in phase 1.

Thumb CMC Joint Arthroplasty Surgery Home Program Phase 2 Exercises
Review the home program for thumb CMC joint arthroplasty and learn more about general exercises and stretches that can be performed in phase 2.

Thumb CMC Joint Arthroplasty Surgery Home Program Phase 3 Exercises
Review the home program for thumb CMC joint arthroplasty and learn more about general exercises and stretches that can be performed in phase 3.

Distal Radius Wrist Fracture Surgery Home Exercise Program
Review the home program for distal radius wrist fracture surgery and learn more about general exercises and stretches that can be performed.

Distal Radius Wrist Fracture Surgery Home Program Phase 1 Exercises
Review the home program for distal radius wrist fracture surgery and learn more about general exercises and stretches that can be performed in phase 1.

Distal Radius Wrist Fracture Surgery Home Program Phase 2 Exercises
Review the home program for distal radius wrist fracture surgery and learn more about general exercises and stretches that can be performed in phase 2.

Distal Radius Wrist Fracture Surgery Home Program Phase 3 Exercises
Review the home program for distal radius wrist fracture surgery and learn more about general exercises and stretches that can be performed in phase 3.

Distal Radius Wrist Fracture Surgery Home Program Phase 4 Exercises
Review the home program for distal radius wrist fracture surgery and learn more about general exercises and stretches that can be performed in phase 4.

Hand Therapy Protocols

Thumb CMC Joint Arthroplasty Therapist Protocol
Review the detailed post-operative therapy protocol for thumb CMC joint arthroplasty surgery and learn more about a physical therapy progression plan.

Dupuytren’s Fasciectomy Therapist Protocol
Review the detailed post-operative therapy protocol for Dupuytren’s fasciectomy surgery and learn more about a physical therapy progression plan.

Distal Radius ORIF Therapist Protocol
Review the detailed post-operative therapy protocol for distal radius ORIF surgery and learn more about a physical therapy progression plan.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is the oldest and most prestigious medical society dedicated to the hand and upper extremity. Their mission is to advance the science and practice of hand and upper extremity surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners.

Ortho Info
The official patient education resource of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. OrthoInfo helps you make informed decisions about your health care by providing you with articles containing the necessary information. The articles provide in-depth information regarding symptoms, causes and treatment options for orthopedic issues.