Meet Our Hand and Wrist Team

Michelle Moyer, M.D.

Michelle Moyer, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC HAND, WRIST & ELBOW SURGEON

Sasha Ristic, M.D.

Sasha Ristic, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC HAND, WRIST & ELBOW SURGEON

Mark D. Aierstok, M.D.

Mark D. Aierstok, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC KNEE & SHOULDER SURGEON / SPORTS MEDICINE

William Barrick, M.D.

William Barrick, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGEON / TRAUMA / GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Richard Dentico, M.D.

Richard Dentico, M.D.

PAIN MANAGEMENT / REGENERATIVE MEDICINE / HAIR RESTORATION

Lawrence Kusior, M.D.

Lawrence Kusior, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON / SPORTS MEDICINE

John McLaughlin, M.D.

John McLaughlin, M.D.

HIP, KNEE & SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGEON / SPORTS MEDICINE

Kenneth K. Rauschenbach, D.O.

Kenneth K. Rauschenbach, D.O.

KNEE, HIP & SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGEON / SPORTS MEDICINE / GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS / TRAUMA

Vishal P. Rekhala, D.O.

Vishal P. Rekhala, D.O.

PAIN MANAGEMENT / VEIN DISEASE / REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

Michael Schweppe, M.D.

Michael Schweppe, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC KNEE & SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGEON / SPORTS MEDICINE

Karl Ziermann, DO

Karl Ziermann, DO

SPORTS MEDICINE / CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST / OSTEOPOROSIS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

HAND AND WRIST

Complexly designed with an intricate network of nerves, muscles, tendons, and bones, hands are those amazing tools none of us would want to live without. Often taken for granted, hands are used in almost everything we do-from eating to dressing, writing, playing music, creating art, and so many more of our daily activities. We depend on the seamlessly orchestrated function of joint motion, tendon gliding, and muscle contraction to do these activities. When an accident or problem occurs involving the hand, almost everything we do is affected.

Hand surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical methods for treating conditions and injuries of the hands. At Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, we successfully treat most problems of the hands non-surgically, including carpal tunnel, tendonitis, arthritis, sprains, ganglions and fractures. When problems fail to respond to non-surgical methods, a minimally invasive surgical procedure may help. With minimally invasive surgical procedures, there is very little "down time." Tendon and nerve lacerations crush injuries, and severe soft tissue injuries usually require immediate surgery.

If you have pain in your fingers, hand, wrist or arm, or have other upper-extremity related concerns our skilled team of physicians can help!

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