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Conditions that can be Treated with Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery

Conditions that can be Treated with Hand SurgerySurgery can help improve your hand’s condition if it’s impaired in any way. Hand surgery is a specialized procedure designed to improve the function, strength, and flexibility of your fingers and wrists.

Surgery helps in restoring functions of fingers and hand to near normal if they were injured in trauma. It also helps in correcting abnormalities present at birth. Hand surgeons are expert in more than just surgery given their specialized and extensive training.

An experienced hand surgeon will recommend a surgical option only once the non-invasive treatment choices have been exhausted. Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides hand surgery and various other procedures to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding locations.

Conditions that can be Treated with Hand Surgery

General Conditions

The human hand is one of the most complex parts of the body with eight bones in the wrist and 27 in the hand. Hand surgeons are experts in treating several general conditions, such as dislocations, fractures, and sprains. They have more training in dealing with concerns regarding the hand and upper extremities than a general orthopedist.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This is a condition characterized by pressure to the carpal tunnel or median nerve within the wrist. You may feel a tingling sensation, pain, weakness, numbness in the fingers, or aching. This condition is associated with fluid retention during pregnancy, overuse or repetitive motion, injury to the median nerve, and rheumatoid arthritis among others.

Reuse Syndrome Injuries

RSI is common among upper extremities and hand. They come in the form of golfer’s, pitcher’s, or tennis elbow. These may occur as rotator cuff injuries in the shoulder as well. Hand surgeons commonly treat overuse injuries with physical therapy, pain management techniques, and adaptive equipment, like cortisone injections and splints. Surgery is recommended only when the condition continues to be painful.

Arthritis and Other Conditions

Rheumatoid arthritis causes severe inflammation in the joints and is a disabling disease. It can deform the fingers and impair movement or cause pain in the hands. Osteoarthritis and gout are conditions treated by a hand surgeon. Your hand surgeon will begin with conservative treatment before determining if more invasive procedures are required.

Severe Cuts or Trauma

Integrity of veins, nerves, tendons, cartilage, and ligaments can be affected by any type of trauma to the hand. This may ultimately affect your quality of life and mobility. This is why it’s vital that you get a hand surgeon to evaluate your injuries and lacerations.

Dupuytren’s Contracture

This is a disabling hand disorder that is characterized with scar-like thick tissue bands within the palm. These may extent to the fingers causing restricted movement.

Surgical Procedures

Reconstructive surgery is required when joints wear out over time and become damaged. Hand surgeons can remove damaged structures and bones and replace them with artificial joints or implants. This can help alleviate your pain and improve mobility to maintain the overall functioning of your hand. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for hand surgery.

Contact El Paso, TX Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez

For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.

Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.

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