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- with tissue graft or prosthetic implant of hand
Plastic surgery may be performed on the hand to enhance its appearance in patients after the treatment of skin cancer or a hand injury that has left the hand in a less-than-ideal aesthetic and/or functional condition. A personalized surgical plan will be determined for each individual patient in order to most effectively treat their individual condition.
Our doctors utilize the most advanced surgical techniques to restore function and appearance to the affected hand, which may involve the use of tissue and skin grafts, as well as prosthetic implants that can replace the entire hand in patients with more severe conditions. These techniques can provide long-term results and allow patients to resume regular activities after a customized physical therapy programs.
Reconstructive surgery of the hand may be performed after an injury or disease has left the hand physically or functionally deformed. These procedures are most often performed in patients with skin cancer, burns, carpal tunnel, birth deformities or traumatic injuries whose conditions have not improved with conservative treatments.
Hand surgery may involve treatment of the skin, bone, tendon or other tissue, depending on each patient's specific condition. Surgery can even reattach or reconstruct severed fingers after a traumatic injury. Many of these procedures can be performing using minimally invasive techniques for effective results with minimal downtime.
Trigger finger is a common condition that involves pain and snapping of the tendons within the fingers that occurs when there is a difference in size between the tendon and its protective sheath. The affected finger will remain flexed in a trigger position until enough force has been gathered to straighten the finger.
While some cases of trigger finger can be treated with steroid injections that relieve swelling and inflammation, others may require surgery to release the tendon. Trigger finger release is a surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia to release the tightened portion of the flexor tendon sheath. The treated area is then wrapped in a bandage for a few days before function can be restored to the finger.
Tenosynovitis is a common condition that involves inflammation of the lining of the tendon sheath, which protects a tendon. This condition may occur as a result of infection, injury or overuse of a certain joint, and can occur in nearly any joint in the body. Patients with this condition often experience pain, swelling and difficulty moving the affected joint.
These procedures are performed to release the tightened tendon sheath to relieve pain and allow the tendon to move easily. During a tenosynovectomy, the inflamed material around the affected tendon is carefully removed. Most patients achieve effective results from this procedure and reduce the risk of tendon rupture.
- Golf Injuries / Tennis Injuries / Tennis Elbow / Tendonitis
Because of the frequent use, wear-and-tear and risk of a fall or accident associated with sports activities, athletes are often susceptible to injuries within the upper extremities, including tennis elbow, tendonitis and others. These conditions cause pain, tenderness and swelling within the affected area that is often worse with movement.
Treatment for sports injuries depends on the type and severity of the condition, but may include anti-inflammatory medication, rest, ice, physical therapy or corticosteroid injections. Surgery may be required for move severe cases, which involves releasing the affected tendon to relieve symptoms and restore function to the affected area. With proper rehabilitation, most patients are able to resume playing sports once again.
Ulnar neuropathy is an inflammation of the ulnar nerve, which controls the muscles in the forearm and hand. This allows us to feel the sense of touch, texture and temperature throughout most of our hand and forearm. When this nerve is damaged, often at the wrist or elbow, patients may experience pain, numbness, weakness and restricted thumb movement. This condition affects men more often than women and can occur as a result of trauma, anesthesia, malnutrition or tumors.
Treatment of ulnar nerve neuropathy depends on the severity of the condition, but may include medication, exercises, splints and sometimes surgery to remove a cyst or correct damage from an injury. Our doctors will discuss your options with you, as well as home remedies you can take to help treat symptoms of ulnar nerve neuropathy.