If your hand is impaired, surgery may help improve your condition. This type of surgery can help treat impairments, such as function, flexibility, and strength. The surgery can help to restore the normal function of the fingers and hand impaired by the trauma caused by an injury, abnormalities present at birth, or onset due to age or disease.
Surgeries performed are to correct the following:
Carpal Tunnel is a narrow passageway enveloped by bone and ligaments in the hand. When the carpal tunnel is compressed, tingling, numbness, and weakness in the arm and hand may be felt. There are two different types of surgeries available; endoscopic and open. Advantages of endoscopic* are faster healing & tiny incision. (*If no improvement in 2 months, procedure may need to be re-done using open method – only 15% of patients need 2nd surgery.)
Trigger Finger is a condition that causes rigidity, pain, and a sensation of locking when you bend and straighten your finger.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disease that can cause severe inflammation in the hand. It can be excruciating, cause deformation in the fingers, and impaired movement.
Flexor and Extensor Tendon Lacerations are typically caused by injury to the finger or hand and are critical to proper hand function.
Nerve Release is usually performed when damage occurs to a nerve that runs through the arm, fingers, and hand. If not treated promptly, it can cause loss of feeling or paralysis.
Fracture Repair is performed when your hand or finger(s) require wires, screws, or plates to hold the bone in place, typically after a traumatic injury.
Dupuytren's Contracture is a debilitating hand disorder where tissue bands form under the skin and extend into the fingers. It can cause restricted movement and pull the fingers toward the palm.
Following your hand surgery procedure, gauze or bandages will be applied to your incisions to keep the area clean. You will receive instructions on tending for your hand(s) following the procedure, medications to apply or take orally, and when to follow-up with Dr. Reid.
Call Hilton Head Plastic Surgery today to schedule your free consultation at (843) 681-4088.