Dr. Alex Meyers

Hand Surgery
Carmel, IN
27 years experience male

Locations

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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 27 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 27 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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 27 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 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Finger stick: Anticoagulation levels, and electrolytes can be obtained by fingerstick tests. They're not as accurate as serum formal lab tests however.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Elbow durgery: Any invasive procedure utilized to treat pathology or injury about the elbow.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
CTS: Yes. Anything that can lead to flexortenosynovitis (swelling about the flexor tendons) could potentially lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Trigger finger: Most typically this represents a "trigger finger". There typically is no rhyme or reason as to why these occur. There is a pulley system that the flex... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Carpal tunnel synd: I would try a carpal tunnel/cock up wrist splint at least at night. Tendon gliding excercises can help. If you are able to take an anti inflammato... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Finger numbness : You may have been resting the hose on a digital nerve and caused it to go to sleep. If that see the case i'd expect the symptoms to continue to resol... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Hands numb: Hard to say. Both hands? Can be systemic like a nerve disorder or central like a pinched nerve in the neck. May also represent peripheral nerve c... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
CTS: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by swelling about the flexor tendons at the wrist. "tendon gliding excercises" have been shown to decrease tendi... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Wrist injury: There is a wrist replacement available. They do not typically last as long as other joint replacements. A more predictable surgery for a young pers... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Therapy: Therapy for shoulder injuries/pain works well. Many patients don't seem to believe it can.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Finger swelling: Trauma, infection, tenosynovitis, synovitis , arthritis, vascular issues , tumor come to mind as possibilities.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Wrist pain: Hard to say. Maybe there is a structural issue that leads to flare ups on occasion. I would see a hand surgeon if the symptoms are significant enoug... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Finger pain/numb: If you are within a few hours of the surgery a digital block may have been applied which would numb the adjacent digits and should be temporary. I wou... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Hand numbness : If it is episodic in nature i would not be concerned. Anyone can get temporary hand numbness for different reasons. Typically it is relatable to posi... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
RA: Prednisone certainly does have side effects. Sometimes inflammatory arthritis is significant enough that the Prednisone is necessary albeit not ideal... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Hand cramps : This could be a number of things ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to serum electrolyte disorders (calcium) to something as straightforward as overu... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Shoulder pain: If its both shoulders without a history of trauma consider multidirectional instability.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Hand numbness: Women can develop carpal tunnel during pregnancy or immediately following pregnancy. Consider a carpel tunnel splint at night to see if it helps your ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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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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