There are many injuries, conditions or abnormalities at birth that can inhibit the full use of the hand. Hand reconstructive surgery can help improve the range of motion, function, and improve the appearance of the fingers and hands.
Common conditions that can benefit from hand reconstructive surgery include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist most often associated with repetitive motion, over use, fluid retention during pregnancy, or damage to the nerve, or by rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by pain, tingling or numbness and weakness in the fingers.
- Rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic disease that can cause severe inflammation throughout the body, particularly in the joints, joint deformation, and impairs movement of the limbs, joints and fingers.
- Dupuytren’s contracture that causes restricted movement by the formation of thick, scar-like tissue bands form within the palm that often extends into the fingers, causing the hand and fingers to become bent into an abnormal position.
- Wounds, scar tissue and certain painful conditions
Am I A Candidate for Hand Surgery?
You may be an excellent candidate for hand surgery if:
- You are in general good health
- You do not smoke
- You are realistic about your desired results
Dr. Goshtasby is fellowship-trained in hand surgery and has performed thousands of restorative procedures throughout his career. He will be happy to consult with you personally to help you arrive at the best treatment plan for your situation.