Laura D. Koch, MD

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Patient Education

Rehabilitation Protocols

Basilar Thumb Joint Arthritis
Review patient education for basilar thumb joint arthritis. Learn more symptoms, surgical and nonsurgical treatment options and proper post-op care following surgery.

Carpal Tunnel
Review patient education for carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, surgery techniques and proper post-op care.

Carpal Tunnel – Spanish
Revisar la educación del paciente para el síndrome del túnel carpiano. Obtenga más información sobre los síntomas, el diagnóstico, las opciones de tratamiento, las técnicas quirúrgicas y la atención postoperatoria adecuada.

Cortisone Injections
Review common FAQ’s about cortisone injections and a guide for hot and cold therapy at home.

De Quervain Tenosynovitis – Relieving Your Thumb Pain
Review patient education for De Quervain tenosynovitis. Learn more about the thumb, De Quervain tenosynovitis causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, including nonsurgical and surgical.

Dupuytren’s Contracture
Review patient education for Dupuytren’s contracture. Learn more about the hand, Dupuytren’s contracture symptoms, diagnosis and surgical treatment options.

Extension Tendon Protocol
Review patient education about the extensor tendon. Learn more about the tendons and how to treat injuries through the use of a wrist splint, stretching, application of heat and ice and strengthening exercises.

Ganglion Cysts
Review patient education for ganglion cysts. Learn more about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical.

Hand Surgery – Relieving Your Pain and Restoring Function
Review patient education about hand surgery. Learn more about the anatomy of a hand, medical evaluation, surgical procedures for tenosynovitis, hand lumps and contractures. Also review how to help your hand heal and recommended follow-up appointments with your surgeon.

Trigger Finger: Restoring Movement in Your Finger or Thumb
Review patient education about trigger finger. Learn more about the finger as well as trigger finger causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical.

Nutrition
Review patient education regarding key nutrients for bone and cartilage health to get you back to your normal activities as soon as possible following an injury or surgery.