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Dr. Matthew Welsch

Hand Surgery
Florence, SC
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Florence, SC

Address

901 East Cheves Street, Suite 100, Florence, SC
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

First Choice Health

First Health

Medicaid

Medicare

Select Health of South Carolina

SelectPro

Vista Healthplan

Tricare

Pee Dee Orthopaedics

Florence

About

Bio

Mechanical engineer turned orthopaedic hand surgeon. Trained in Indianapolis, Indiana. Now residing in Florence, South Carolina.

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

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28 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: Exercises come in a passive and active variety. Passive means using your other hand (or someone elses) to move your fingers. Active means using the fi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
No oral medications: No oral medications affect dupuytrens, but there is an injectable "medication" that acts to dissolve a portion of the dupuytrens cord. Best to discuss... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Ligament tear thumb: Skier's thumb or gamekeepers thumb are common terms for a tear in the thumb mp joint ulnar collateral ligament. The mechanism of injury is a radially-... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangu... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Couple things: Limited wrist motion is likely related to wrist issue, but numbness in the hand with elbow posturing is likely nerve related. Best to be seen and eval... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Rotator cuff or...: Pain originating (without acute injury) in the shoulder which is activity related is commonly due to rotator cuff tendinitis or tearing, or biceps dys... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Likely carpal tunnel: Night time pain in the wrist and hands can be caused by many things, but carpal tunnel symptoms are commonly more prominent at night. Best to be evalu... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
See a physicisn: Pain and drainage around the elbow require you evaluated by a physician. These type of symptoms should be evaluated immediately.
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A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Need more info: Wrist pain can be caused by many issues, traumatic or atraumatic. Best to get evaluated by a physician so a more specific diagnosis can be determined... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Benign cyst mass: Ganglion cysts arise from joint, and commonly cause local discomfort from a mass effect. They are filled with viscous sterile fluid, essentially an ul... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Need more info: Much of this depends on the injury you sustained and where the pins where placed. Pins are anchored within the bone, but multiple structures exists i... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Inflammation likely: Swelling suggests inflammation or injury, and tingling suggests nerve irritation. If no direct injury was involved, likely have a combination of infla... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Not sure: Need to have evaluated and diagnosed. Treatment depends on cause (i.e., bacterial, viral, etc.). Best to see some trained in treating hand and finge... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Not "possible": Wrist pain after a fall or trauma can be due to many things, one of which is a scaphoid fracture. If someone suspects that you have a scaphoid fractu... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe: Many times the exact cause of carpal tunnel is not determined...Some people just get it. Some repetitive activities (usually associated with vibration... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: Pins-and-needles or tingling in the fingertips can be caused by nerve compression, which can occur peripherally (i.e., carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Can be: Depending on your initial injury, swelling is common for several weeks to months (especially with fractures). This tends to improve with time and act... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Likely carpal tunnel: Night time numbness and tingling is common of carpal tunnel. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatories are appropriate if tolerated, and a night-time wrist spl... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Sure: Many times the exact cause of carpal tunnel is not determined...Some people just get it. Some repetitive activities can cause swelling within the tend... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Get it checked: Swelling about the elbow without a specific injury could be inflammation or infection. If resolving on its own, unlikely infection. Common things incl... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Various: Pain about the elbow can be caused my many things, both acute or chronic. Best to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon to determine the exact diagn... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
No, but...: The surgery itself should not be painful, but postoperatively it is common to have soreness or pain in the palm as the wound heals.
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A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Tough to say: Pain in the small finger can be due to many things including nerve compression, tendinitis, or inflammation. Best to see an orthopedist or hand specia... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Get it checked: You need to have this looked at. Could be a "sprain" of your elbow ligaments, but also could be a torn ligament or even a fracture. Recommend seeing... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Many things: Nighttime pain can because by a lot of different things including arthritis, tendinitis, and peripheral nerve compression. One very common thing is ca... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Nerve compression: The cubital tunnel is series of anatomic structures stabilizing the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Cubital tunnel syndrome is a spectrum of symptoms that c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Likely arthritis: Pain from the base of the thumb commonly occurs between thumb and index. Other causes included tendinitis or strain of the muscles controlling pinch.... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Lots of things: Hairstylists use their hands...A lot, and pain in your wrist and elbow may be due to many things including tendinitis, tendinosis, joint inflammation(... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Thomas Fischer
Nov 27, 2012
Matt Welsch is a caring and clinically excellent hand and upper extremity surgeon. I have known Matt since he was a resident. When we evaluate residents there is a check box that says "would you let...Read More
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Welsch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Welsch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your advice very helpful
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin
Graduated 2004MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Notre Dame
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Indiana University Hospital

Residency

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

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