Hand and Elbow Injuries at Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
Hand and elbow injuries are common, although debilitating, problems we see in the orthopedic surgery field. Like the majority of orthopedic problems, hand and elbow injury greatly affects daily life. Surgeon Dr. Keese is our hand/elbow/fracture specialist at OSSM that works with patients to restore function to these areas.
Dr. Keese works with patients to treat injuries or dysfunction of the hand and elbow, whether through surgery or other treatment modalities. He sees a wide variety of problems and injuries, and has extensive training in examining, diagnosing, and treating hand and elbow injuries.
About Dr. Keese
Dr. Keese was an avid soccer player all through college, with a highlight of being elected to the “Hall of Fame” for athletics and academics as well as playing soccer internationally. His undergraduate degree is from Claremont McKenna College in Southern California. Dr. Keese completed medical school at Georgetown University, graduating in the top 15% of his class.
As a surgeon, Dr. Keese chose to enter the orthopedic field. For his orthopedic residency, Dr. Keese spent 5 years at Loma Linda University Medical Center. During his residency Dr. Keese gained a wealth of knowledge while also being awarded the “Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award” for excellency in his field of orthopedic surgery.
To further his education and expertise, Dr. Keese completed a fellowship specializing in hand and elbow surgery at the University of California San Francisco. During his fellowship, Dr. Keese gained knowledge and experience in many techniques and subspecialties, including:
Arthroscopic wrist and elbow surgery
Ligament and cartilage preservation
Reconstruction of hand, wrist, elbow
Pediatric hand surgery (at Northern California Shriners Hospital)
Sports Medicine (as hand surgeon for University California Berkeley sports team)
Do I Need a Hand Surgeon?
Wondering if you need the expertise of Dr. Keese? With his extensive fellowship training and experience, Dr. Keese is equipped to diagnose and treat all hand and wrist maladies. If you are experiencing any of the following, it would be recommended to schedule an appointment at OSSM:
Hand, elbow, or wrist pain
Hand, wrist, or elbow injury
Arthritis or tendonitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Seeing an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in the hand and elbow will save one of the most important aspects of treating an injury: time. Being diagnosed by a specialist will increase positive outcomes and get the patient on the right track sooner. There is no better place to be when suffering from hand or elbow injury or dysfunction than in our office.
What To Expect:
Whether you visit our Orthopedic Urgent Care and see one of our doctors or team members there, or schedule and appointment directly with Dr. Keese, you can expect an integrative approach to care. Dr. Keese is the only fellowship trained hand surgeon in North Idaho, and consequently has a high level of expertise in his subspecialty. Patients can rest assured knowing they are seeing someone that specializes in diagnosing and treating their exact problem.
The complex anatomy of the hand, and the necessity of use in every day life make injuries incredibly important to diagnose and treat correctly the first time. Dr. Keese has the specialized training not just in hand and elbow anatomy, but also in microsurgery, reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery. We also work closely with our team of Occupational Therapists at OPTI to ensure that the patient recovers to full health after surgery. OPTI has an amazing team of certified hand therapists that work with our hand and elbow patients.
If you are suffering from hand or elbow injury, pain, or dysfunction, you know firsthand how much it affects every single aspect of daily life. Dr. Keese and our team at OSSM are in the business of not just seeing patients with orthopedic injuries or struggles, but improving their health and lives. Call us today to schedule and appointment to get your injury free life back: 208-664-2175.
Couer D’ Alene location of OSSM along with Orthopedic Urgent Care: