Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery Q & A

What conditions require hand surgery?

The hand is a complex structure that allows you to feel, control, and experience the world around you. Damage or defect to your hands can have a major impact on your daily activities and overall quality of life.

Although conservative methods effectively treat many hand conditions, some cases require surgery.

At Town Center Orthopaedic Associates, the team performs hand surgery for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Trigger finger
  • Fractures
  • Injuries
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

The goal of surgery is to eliminate your pain and dysfunction, allowing you to return to your activities. If you experience problems with your hands, the team can determine if surgery is right for you.

How do I know if I need hand surgery?

To determine if hand surgery is right for you, your Town Center Orthopaedic Associates doctor performs a thorough examination, including a physical exam and review of your medical history.

They may also perform imaging tests to get a detailed view of the anatomy of your hand. X-rays are available on-site for your convenience.

Typically, your doctor recommends hand surgery after attempts at conservative treatment have failed.

Your exact procedure depends on the underlying cause of your hand problem. Your doctor may perform surgery to release tendons and other soft tissues, realign fractured bones, or replace a damaged joint in your wrist.

The team offers a number of safe and effective surgeries, including minimally invasive procedures like arthroplasty. Your doctor uses your examination to determine the best procedure for your condition.

What should I expect after hand surgery?

Your recovery depends on the details of your procedure. In many cases, the team performs hand surgery using minimally invasive techniques, so your recovery time is minimal. Your doctor may apply a cast, brace, or splint to keep your hand immobilized as you heal.

It’s normal to experience some stiffness and discomfort during your recovery time. Your doctor may recommend physical or occupational therapy to help you regain strength and flexibility after your procedure.

The specialized physicians at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates commit themselves to restore the health and function of your hand. To learn more about hand surgery, book your appointment by phone or online today.

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