Carpal Tunnel

The carpal tunnel runs from the base of the hand through the wrist. Compression of the median nerve, which passes through the carpel tunnel, may cause symptoms that range from tingling in the fingers to pain radiating up the arm.

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Hand Fractures

Fractures of the hand can occur in either the small bones of the fingers (phalanges) or the long bones (metacarpals). They can result from a twisting injury, a fall, a crush injury, or direct contact in sports.

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Nerve Injuries

Nerves are fragile and can be damaged by pressure, stretching, or cutting. Injury to a nerve can stop signals to and from the brain, causing muscles not to work properly, and a loss of feeling in the injured area.

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Dr. William Truluck

Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Truluck has lived in the mid-Michigan area since childhood. After graduating from Albion College, Dr. Truluck attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery training at Michigan State University. Dr. Truluck furthered his specialized training by completing a hand and microvascular surgery fellowship at the highly competitive Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis.

Dr. Truluck is married and has two children. While most of his free time is spent with his family and pets, Dr. Truluck also enjoys running, camping and watching college sports.


  • Undergraduate: Albion College, Albion, MI
  • Medical: Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI


  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Michigan State University,
    East Lansing, MI
  • Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship: Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis, IN

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Dr. William Truluck

William Truluck, DO

Dr. Truluck specializes in the treatment of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions and performs several procedures including:

  • Fractures of the Hand,
    Wrist and Elbow
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Trigger Fingers
  • Joint Replacement of the
    Hand, Wrist and Elbow
  • Ganglions
  • Arthritis
  • Tendon Repairs and Transfers
  • Kienbock’s Disease
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Arthroscopy
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Pediatric Hand Including Congenital Deformities
  • DeQuervains