Treating Finger Fractures at Orthopedic Sports Medicine in Downtown Portland Oregon

Will I Need Surgery on My Broken Or Fractured Finger?

Although the bones in the hand are small, a broken (fractured) finger is not a minor injury. The bones in a normal hand line up precisely. They let you perform many specialized functions, such as grasping a pen or manipulating small objects in your palm. When you fracture a finger bone, it can cause your […]


Golf Related Injuries to the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

Hand, wrist and elbow injuries are common for golfers of all skill levels. Learn about the different types of golf-related injuries, how to prevent them, and how to treat them should they occur.

Broken Arm: Signs, Symptoms, & Treatments

Broken Arm: Signs, Symptoms, & Treatments

Description A broken bone is commonly known as a fracture. Any bone in the arm can be broken, but common areas for fractures in the arm are: Wrist, specifically the distal radius Forearm bones (radius and ulna) (Figure 1A) Elbow Humerus Shoulder Causes Most broken arms are caused by trauma. In younger people, common causes […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Carpal tunnel syndrome is essentially a pinched nerve in the wrist. There is a space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel where the median nerve and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when swelling in this tunnel puts pressure on the nerve.

Fractures in Children

Fractures in Children: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Fractures occur in many different ways. Fingertips are sometimes crushed in a slamming door, damaging the bone at the end of the finger. Children are also curious, and may put their fingers into machinery or other equipment. Falls are another common cause of injury. Fractures may occur in sports from falls, twisting, or direct blows or impact to the hand or wrist.

OSM expands to include new location in Providence Hospital

We are pleased to announce we have expanded our practice to three locations. You may now find us at: Portland 1515 NW 18th Ave, 3rd Floor Portland, OR 97209 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm Providence 5050 NE Hoyt, Suite 668 Portland Oregon 97213 Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm Scappoose 51385 SW Old Portland […]

Dr. Switlyk Retirement Announcement

We are both happy and sad to announce that Dr. Paul Switlyk is now officially retiring from OSM. About Dr. Switlyk Dr. Switlyk graduated from the C.M.D.N.J New Jersey Medical School in 1979. He interned at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont through 1980 and completed a four-year residency at Oregon Health & Science University in 1986. […]

Dr. Charles Petit has joined the OSM Team!

We are happy to announce the newest edition to our team – Dr. Charles Petit! Graduated from Yale University in 1999 where he was captain of the men’s basketball team. He then attended UC San Diego School of Medicine, after which he completed his orthopedic surgical residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program. He […]