Hand Surgery

This type of specialized surgery can treat conditions that cause pain and impair the strength, function, and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. Surgery seeks to restore to near normal the function of fingers and hands injured by trauma or to correct abnormalities that were present at birth. 

Whether you are suffering from hand pain or have lost function in your hand, our plastic surgeons are experts in a variety of hand surgeries that will restore the function and flexibility of your hand, wrist and fingers. With years of experience in hand surgery, we know that what matters most is attention to detail tailored to your personal needs. We bring that focus to repairing your hands so you can get back to work and to doing what you love. Our expert surgeons have years of experience and are specialty-trained to treat a range of hand and wrist injuries and conditions.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition caused by pressure to the median nerve within the wrist, or carpal tunnel, that causes pain, a tingling sensation, numbness of the fingers, weakness or aching. Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with multiple conditions including repetitive motion or overuse, fluid retention during pregnancy, injury to the nerve in the carpal tunnel or rheumatoid arthritis. Our surgeons offer advanced procedures coupled with attentive care to treat your carpal tunnel symptoms.

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a disabling hand disorder in which thick, scar-like tissue bands form within the palm and may extend into the fingers. It can cause restricted movement by bending the fingers into an abnormal position.

Ganglion Cyst

Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands, and occasionally in the ankles and feet. They can be painful if they press on a nearby nerve and their location can sometimes interfere with joint movement. Our expert treatment can help improve movement and function and remove discomfort caused by cysts.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disabling disease that can cause severe inflammation in the joints of the body that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity. In the hand, it can deform fingers and impair movement. An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues.

Trigger Finger

Trigger finger occurs when inflammation narrows the space within the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the affected finger. If trigger finger is severe, your finger may become locked in a bent position. People whose work or hobbies require repetitive gripping actions are at higher risk of developing trigger finger. The condition is also more common in women and in anyone with diabetes. We provide quick, effective treatment to help relieve pain and discomfort in the fingers and tendons.

Hand Injury

We treat fractures of the hand as well as nerve and tendon injuries. The goal with injuries to the hand is a rapid and accurate initial evaluation and treatment. In other words, once an injury occurs, the doctor strives to begin medical treatment quickly so the short- and long-term effects on the hand can be minimized.

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