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Hand and Wrist Surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons treat hand, wrist, and upper extremity injuries, disorders, and deformities. Although most patients benefit solely from conservative, non-operative therapies for hand and wrist conditions, many others require a surgical approach for full function of their hands and wrists. Our surgeons take a minimally invasive approach to save time in recovery and produce quicker results.

Hand and Wrist Surgical Procedures We Perform

Carpal tunnel syndrome

This painful, progressive condition results from median nerve compression that travels through a structure known as the carpal tunnel found in the wrist. This nerve is responsible for sensation on the palmar side of the fingers and thumb and results in numbness, weakness, and pain. Surgical release of the carpal tunnel can relieve these symptoms and the pressure and swelling that irritates the median nerve.

Trigger finger

Are you having trouble moving one or more of your fingers on one or both hands? This condition, medically known as stenosing tenosynovitis, limits movement of the finger(s) by making the joints lock during motion. Finger tendons keep your fingers stuck in a bent position and they are often locked there.

Dupuytren’s contracture

This hand deformity affects tissue beneath the palmar side of the hand. Typically, it develops over many years. It begins when the layer of tissue below the palm of the hand(s) becomes thickened and tight and it can pull one or more fingers toward the palm. Many have no symptoms of pain, yet the condition can seriously interfere with your daily activities.

Ganglion cyst

These small cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop in the hands or wrists, usually around the top of the wrist. They look like small balloons and are filled with thick, slippery fluid. Although they are benign (noncancerous) and usually harmless, they can cause pain or interfere with the function of the wrists or fingers. The condition may be treated or cured through minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery in an outpatient procedure. The surgery typically is 95% effective at preventing recurrence.

Hand and wrist fractures

There are numerous types of hand and wrist fractures, mainly because this is such an anatomically complex area of the body. Fractures may be displaced, which is more complicated to realign the broken bones because they have become out of alignment. The displaced fracture may be treated through open or closed means. Non-displaced fractures are usually a closed procedure, because the bones have not moved out of alignment. Your doctor will prescribe post-operative physical therapy to help you recover from your hand or wrist fracture.