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

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Hand surgeon

Best to have the condition evaluated by a hand surgeon.

In brief: Hand surgeon

Best to have the condition evaluated by a hand surgeon.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Dr. Richard Makowiec
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Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Ortho and neuro

Typically a hand surgeon and they typically will send for nerve studies (ncv/emg) by s neurologist or physiatrist.

In brief: Ortho and neuro

Typically a hand surgeon and they typically will send for nerve studies (ncv/emg) by s neurologist or physiatrist.
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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