Mar 15, 2021 | Hand

At Lowcountry Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, hand specialists Dr. Patterson Owings and Dr. Keith Santiago restore optimal hand arm and shoulder function using the latest comprehensive treatments and technologies. Hand surgery’s unique complexity and intricacy require consideration of the entire hand up to the shoulder as an interconnected unit. Whether treating fractures, arthritis, or deformities, our hand surgeons consider the entire hand, wrist, forearm, arm, and shoulder. Drs. Owings and Santiago treat conditions involving the bones, tendons, and muscles of the hands, wrist, elbow, shoulder, arm, and forearm.

Dr. F. Patterson Owings is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in hand and upper-extremity surgery. Dr. Owings completed his surgical residency at Emory University, and his fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. One condition that he treats regularly is Dupuytren’s contracture, a condition that causes the development of chords that curl the fingers. Dupuytren’s contracture, which has been referred to as “Viking disease,” can cause one or more fingers to stay bent toward the palm. This disease can complicate everyday activities, such as placing hands in pockets or shaking hands. Says a patient suffering from this condition, “Dr. Owings is treating me for ‘Viking disease.’ He is doing a great job.”

Using the latest treatments available, both hand specialists treat tennis elbow with a minimally invasive technology called Tenex Health TX. This includes treatment of chronic tendon pain, combining ultrasound imaging.

Dr. Keith Santiago is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who sub-specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery. He treats conditions involving the bones, tendons, nerves, and muscles of the entire upper extremity in addition to general orthopedics. He is trained in fracture management, reconstruction, microvascular and nerve surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, arm, and forearm. He often operates on patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that causes numbness, tingling, or weakness in the hand. Says a recent LCO patient, “Dr. Santiago did carpal tunnel on my hand. No more issues!!”


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