The Hand Center at MMI
The Hand Center at MMI combines board certified orthopaedic surgeons and certified hand therapists collaborative approach to get you back to the activities you love. When surgery is required, for most procedures Dr. Nesbitt Silon and Dr. Horton utilize minimally invasive techniques that lead to an easier, faster recovery with an earlier return to work and activities. Injury and chronic pain can be treated with minimally invasive techniques and approaches that effect less tissues, reducing pain and speeding recovery.
Hand therapy is a specialized practice that requires the hand specialist to have at least five years' experience, more than 4,000 hours of direct hand therapy training, and successful completion of the hand Certified Hand Therapy exam. It is a highly sought-after discipline, and MMI is fortunate to have six Certified Hand Therapists who work closely with our hand surgeons and physician assistants to bring the most comprehensive treatment for hand and upper extremity injuries in the Frederick area.
- Tendon & Nerve Injuries
- Fractures, Dislocations, & Strains
- Overuse Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Post-Surgical Tendon & Nerve Repairs
- Traumatic Upper Extremity Injuries
- Hand Contractures
- Soft Tissue Injuries
Hand Therapy Rehabilitation
Our CHTs are masters at fabricating and adjusting custom splints to enhance recovery and prevent re-injury. They routinely attend conferences and seminars to stay updated on the latest surgical techniques, rehabilitation protocols, and best-practice approaches to hand and upper extremity injuries.
Our CHTs use a variety of techniques during therapy, including:
- Joint Mobilization
- Strength Training
- Training in Activities of Daily Living
- Splint Fabrication
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Hot & Cold Modalities
- Extensive Splinting Techniques
- Wound Care
- Dressing Changes
- Education & Home Exercise Programs
To learn more about our CHTs, our hand therapy rehabilitation program, or to schedule a visit with a hand therapist or surgeon, contact our Frederick office.
The Hand Center At MMI
Choose exceptional care close to home! Visit Dr. Nesbitt Silon and Dr. Horton today. The Hand Center treats all hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries in Frederick and Urbana. We are the leading experts in hand and upper extremity condition diagnosis and treatment providing cutting edge techniques. We have 6 certified hand therapists to get you back to the activities you love faster and easier than ever before. Call today for your appointment!