Dr. Lauder Addresses Hand/Wrist Conditions

Anthony J. Lauder MD of Longview Orthopedic Associates Anthony J. Lauder, MD, of Longview Orthopedic Associates

Anthony J. Lauder, MD, of Longview Orthopedic Associates has provided an overview of common hand/wrist conditions, including symptoms and treatment options.

Dr. Lauder completed a hand surgery fellowship at the University of Washington’s Department of Orthopaedics in 2006. He has co-authored nearly a dozen books dealing with the hand and wrist.

Hand/wrist problems are very common among loggers, millworkers, and fishermen. Dr. Lauder recommends that anyone with hand/wrist problems read the information below.

If you have symptoms described for a particular condition, contact Longview Orthopedic Associates at for an appointment.

Dr. Lauder provides services at LOA’s locations in Longview and Astoria. He and colleague David Black, MD, are the only area surgeons with subspecialty certification in surgery of the hand.

Hand/Thumb Arthritis

Symptoms: One of the most common causes of hand and thumb discomfort, with pain ranging from a dull ache to nearly intolerable sharp, stabbing pain.

Treatment: Can often be successfully treated with conservative measures. Occasionally, surgery is required to control symptoms.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Symptoms: Another very common condition. Characterized by numbness and tingling, especially in the digits on the thumb side. Most bothersome at night, while driving, or using a cell phone.

Treatment: Conservative measures are typically the first treatment although some patients require surgery. Surgery is done on an outpatient basis using a minimally invasive endoscopic technique.

Trigger Finger

Symptoms: Painful locking and/or catching of one or multiple digits. Often brought on or made worse by overuse.

Treatment: Approximately 70 percent of patients can be successfully treated with a one-time injection. Some cases require outpatient surgery, which includes a one-centimeter incision.


Symptoms: Can affect a variety of areas around the wrist, resulting in pain and swelling. Most commonly caused by overuse.

Treatment: Most patients can be successfully treated with conservative measures. Some may require outpatient surgery.

Wrist Arthritis

Symptoms: Patients typically have chronic, aching pain around the wrist.

Treatment: Conservative measures are the first-line treatment, but surgery is often required. New surgical techniques and implants have made total wrist replacement a viable alternative to wrist fusion.

2 Mentions of "Dr. Lauder Addresses Hand/Wrist Conditions"

  • LILLY LEE April 26th, 2012 at 2:18 pm


  • Candice October 10th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Hi Dr. Lauder,

    My name is Candice and I suffer from Kienbock’s Disease (stage 2) in my left wrist. I live in Alabama, but I heard about you from a friend on the Facebook KD page. I am currently beginning to experience symptoms again in my left wrist and now also in my right wrist, but I am without a job and cannot seem to find any ortho docs in the area that are familiar with KD. I was wondering, with all the research you’ve done, if you could provide me any suggestions as to how to get both wrists reevaluated? If not, I appreciate your time and am just grateful someone is doing more for KD.