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What type of doctor do you see for a wrist drop?

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Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Ortho and neuro: Typically a hand surgeon and they typically will send for nerve studies (ncv/emg) by s neurologist or physiatrist.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Hand surgeon: Best to have the condition evaluated by a hand surgeon.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
wrist drop: A hand surgeon may help to diagnosis and a neurologist or physiatrist may need to perform a nerve study. Typically wrist drop occurs from something called saturday night palsy. That is when a person sleeps with their arms slung over the side of a chair or when a lover sleeps with their head in the person's arms. A wrist drop occurs from nerve irritation and your hand surgeon can diagnose this.

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