Parkridge Bone & Joint offers comprehensive hand and upper extremity services to the tristate area, including southeast Tennessee, northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Chris Pankiw, MD, is a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity specialist who treats the full spectrum of hand and wrist conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures and sprains, tendinitis, congenital growths and tumors, and old injuries in need of reconstruction. Although nonsurgical treatments are often tried first, some conditions require surgery. Dr. Pankiw specializes in both surgical and nonsurgical approaches to hand and upper extremity care.

Dr. Pankiw treats the following conditions:

Hand and Wrist

  • Arthritis
  • Baseball finger
  • Basilar joint arthritis (thumb)
  • Buckle fractures
  • Carpal avascular necrosis
  • Carpal instability
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Crush injury
  • Cysts and tumors
  • DeQuervain's tendinitis
  • Dislocations
  • Distal radial ulnar joint injury
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Extensor tendon injuries
  • Flexor tendon injuries
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Guyon's canal syndrome (ulnar nerve entrapment)
  • Hook of hamate pain
  • Hypothenar hammer syndrome
  • Kienbock's disease
  • Ligament sprains, strains and tears
  • Mucous cyst
  • Nailbed injuries
  • Navicular avascular necrosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex tear
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist sprain and strain
  • Wrist synovitis

Elbow

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis of the elbow
  • Contusions
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dislocation
  • Elbow instability
  • Fractures
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Ligament sprains, strains and tears
  • Medial collateral ligament sprains, strains and tears
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Radial tunnel syndrome
  • Radial nerve dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Triceps tendon inflammation and rupture
  • Ulnar collateral ligament sprains, strains and tears