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Dr. Alex Meyers

Hand Surgery
Carmel, IN
26 years experience male

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Office

Carmel, IN

Address

13421 Old Meridian St, Suite 200, Carmel, IN
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Bloomington, IN

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Fishers, IN

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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

72 Answers
16 Agrees
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Cervical radiculopat: Nerve compression at the C6 C7 level can lead to weakness and numbness in the arm. I would have this evaluated by a spine surgeon.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Hand surgery: Many hand surgeries go not require antibiotics during the postoperative period. Restrictions can be critical to a good outcome. I would contact your... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Bursitis: I would try a compressive wrap and an elbow pad to keep it from getting bumped and more swollen. Surgery can be performed but can have issues with w... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Shoulder click: If it doesn't hurt i wouldn't be concerned. If it does i would consider lifting with a personal trainer. They may show you better positions to lift ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Finger tip crush: You may have a fracture of the finger tip/tuft. X-rays would help. If there is blood collecting under the nail you may have a nailed injury that cou... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Prolonged wrist flexion can contribute. This in concert with forceful finger flexion may aggravate the contents if the carpal canal and lead to carpa... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Torn ligament/tendon: It depends on the location. Some tendon or ligament injuries heal with nonoperative treatment and time, some heal with splinting and therapy, some req... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Elbow sugery: Are you wearing a sling? This could be irritating your skin. Any new medications may be contributing as well.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Trigger finger : The cortisone injection is the most likely thing to help beside surgery. It could be worth trying an anti inflammatory and icing the palm. This typ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Try splinting at the wrist and limiting prolonged elbow flexion. Resting your elbow on things can lead to pressure in the ulnar nerve. Try to sleep ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Hand swelling: So long as an individual is not drinking an excessive amount of liquid I am not aware of any correlation with hand swelling.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Hand swelling: Occupational therapy can help. There are hand edema excercises called "6-pack" excercises. Hand swelling is not uncommon after wrist injuries. Ma... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Finger mass: You are you young for it but may have a mucoid cyst. This typically presents with hand osteoarthritis.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Elbow surgery: No. Radial tunnel surgery involves decompressing the radial nerve at the forearm. Tennis elbow surgery involves debriding the extensor capri radiali... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Tennis elbow : Surgeons rehab this differently. I would consult with you treating orthopedist to see what they recommend to best optimize your outcome. In general ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Elbow surgery: The interosseous membrane can be injured with elbow trauma. This runs between the bones in the forearm (radius and ulna). This can lead to pain in th... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Hand trauma: It's hard to say. There certainly could be a fracture and x-ray would be advised.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Wrist pain: Hand weakness and pain/skin hypersensitivity raises concern for peripheral compressive neuropathy (carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes), sympat... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Cts: No. Typically causes numbness in thumb, index, and long fingers. Ache in hand and possibly firearm/arm.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Hand wound: It is not unusual for palm incisions to "gap". Typically i would soak the wound with soapy water for 10-15 minutes 2-3 times per day and keep it cove... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Hand laceration: If there is an area of numbness, limited finger motion or pain with motion or discoloration/coolness at any fingers you may have a nerve/tendon/or ar... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Trigger finger: Yes. You can have multiple trigger digits on a single hand. Because one develops it does not mean that a person will absolutely develop subsequent tri... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Hand weakness : Here is one possibility: this can occur as someone wears a sling for prolonged periods or hold the affected arm bent against their chest. This can l... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Medial elbow pain: Also consider cubital tunnel syndrome.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Hand pain: I would see a hand surgeon. There may be a hypertrophic scar that is tender. There may be foreign material that makes the scar tissue tender.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Trigger finger: Yes. It is not uncommon for the adjacent digits to certainly be tender and even sometimes visibly swollen. If it involves both hands or more than j... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Hardware pain: If hardware is pushed on hard enough it would not be unusual for it to be uncomfortable. If the symptoms are present with normal daily use i would con... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Thumb pain: Base of the thumb pain is common. Just not that common in 19year olds on my experience. This can be inflation at the thumb cmc joint (inflammatory a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Finger stiffness: If the laceration involved the proximal interphalangeal joint (middle knuckle in the finger) it is not uncommon for the scar to heal somewhat sick and... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Pool therapy: Walking in a pool does help take the load off of joints that otherwise would see the full force of your body weight against gravity. It can be a good ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Rash: Consider any new medicines you may be taking as the most likely source.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Carpal tunnel : Vitamins b6/b12 have been shown to help with nerve health. Tendon gliding excercises and splinting can also help with carpal tunnel symptoms.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Wrist mass: Splinting as needed for comfort and observation, aspiration, and surgical excision are the mainstays of treatment for dorsal carpal ganglia.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Wrist injury: If the injury is significant enough to post i would get an x-ray.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Nerve pain: Hard to say. Try a splint in your wrist at night and periodically during the day (carpal tunnel splint). If it helps more likely carpal tunnel. If... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Shoulder pain: This is hard without more details. This could be rotator cuff tendinitis or tear, arthritis, neck etiologies, fracture with trauma etc.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Hand fracture: The sooner the better with respect to treatment of fractures (whether splint/cast/surgical treatment. You still have time to get it evaluated and tre... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Volar ganglion cyst : If this is a volar carpal ganglion (palm side of wrist). These typically are at the base of the thumb at the wrist level. They can involve the arte... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Wrist pain: Wrist pain worsened with certain motions in a 4 month post partum female makes me think of a form of tendonitis called dequervains tenosynovitis. Th... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Carpal tunnel synd: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be the result of tenosynovitis. Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the median nerve is compressed by pressure builds up in th... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Ulnar nerve: Consider limiting elbow flexion. The ulnar nerve has the most tension when the elbow is bent (ie sleeping).
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Joint pains: Multiple joint pains raises concern for inflammatory arthritis. If significant enough i would consult with your primary care physician or rheumatolo... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Cyst: Most bumps in the palm should be left alone if they are not painful or limiting motion.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Thumb ucl tear: Most partial ucl tears will improve after 4-6 weeks of casting/immobilization. If the pain is not improving with time out if the cast the next step i... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Tendon/ligament tear: Ligaments stabilize and typically run along the sides if joints. Tendons attach muscle to bone. Ligaments are torn when a joint is dislocated or str... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Tendonitis: Ice can help certainly with acute injuries to help combat blood vessel dilatation and inflammation. More chronic tendinitis may be better treated with... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Cubital tunnel: Consider cubital tunnel syndrome. This syndrome leads to medial/inner elbow pain, forearm discomfort and tingling in the ring and small fingers. The u... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Cubital tunnel sun: Outpatient surgery. Long arm splint typically for 7-14 days depending on your surgeon. Limit lifting to 5 lb and gauge activity based on swelling un... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Elbow surgery: Most surgeries can warrant at least a day off from school. Consult with your treating orthopedist to clarify any specific restrictions they may feel ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Michael Pannunzio
Nov 27, 2012
Patients we have shared speak very highly of him and always receive professional courteous care. I have had the opportunity to watch him work in the OR and he is truly a gifted surgeon. It is no wonde...Read More
Apr 24, 2013
Dr. Meyers is a respected hand surgeon that I have used with an excellent bedside manner. Highly recommended.
Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Meyers is an excellent hand surgeon and all-around great guy. I endorse him without reservation.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! I know I am facing surgery for the TFCC tear from trauma, but my wrist is really looking strange so I was curious!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u for your time. I havent used a sling it just started out of the blue. Index and thumb.
HealthTap member
Thank you so much. I was diagnosed with teno in my right wrist in 1997 and carpel tunnel in my left just over 2 years ago

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University-Bloomington
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Indiana University Hospital

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Publications

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction at the Elbow
Failed Ulna Resection
Leg Length Discrepancy in Unilateral Congenital Clubfoot Following Surgical Treatment.
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