Surgery of the Hand
hand is a complex and unique part of your body, composed of delicate
tissues and an intricate network of bones, muscles, vessels, and
nerves. The ability to generate great force for activities like
rock climbing while also providing the fine dexterity to play a
musical instrument make the hand an amazing balance of power and
finesse. Hand problems can affect anyone young or old, and can significantly
impact a patient's function and quality of life. Hand surgeons are
physicians who specialize in the treatment of these problems.
in the basal joint caused by arthritis makes it difficult for patients
to grip and hold or twist objects between the thumb and fingers.
This surgical procedure removes and rebuilds the basal joint.
outpatient procedure relieves the symptoms of De Quervain's tenosynovitis
by releasing the tendon sheath that wraps around the tendons at
the base of the thumb. This relieves pressure and friction on the
tendons, allowing them to glide freely.
outpatient procedure is used to remove a ganglion cyst, a fluid-filled
sac that forms as a herniation from a joint capsule, ligament or
tendon sheath. Ganglion cysts commonly develop at the wrist.
Palmar Fasciectomy for Dupuytren's Contracture
surgical procedure is performed to treat fingers that have become
flexed because of Dupuytren's contracture. In this procedure, the
thickened and contracted part of the fascia - the layer of tissue
just beneath the skin - is removed. There are many variations of
this surgery based on the severity of the condition.
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
procedure is performed to relieve pressure on the median nerve,
alleviating the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome and restoring normal
sensation to the hand and fingers. The procedure is usually performed
on an outpatient basis.
this minimally-invasive procedure, the surgeon opens a narrowed
tendon pulley at the base of a finger or thumb affected by trigger
digit. Opening the pulley prevents the nodule from catching, allowing
the the affected digit to flex and extend normally with no triggering
minimally invasive outpatient procedure allows the surgeon to evaluate
and treat injuries and disorders of the ligaments, cartilage, and
bones of the wrist. The surgeon uses a small camera, called an arthroscope,
and tiny instruments which are inserted through small incisions
in the wrist.