Hand Surgery

The human hand is a thing of wonder. While we typically take our hands for granted, they are the most flexible part of our body. From our fingertips, that the temperature of even a single grain of sand, to a revolving joint as complex as our wrist, our hands are an often overlooked source of amazement.

Our hands are not only functional, because of the practical purposes they fulfill, they are also always on display. When our hands are injured by accident or through disease, they typically become a great source of pain and sorrow.

Arthritis, for example, can strike any joint in the body and is particularly noticeable and vexing when it impacts the fingers, thumbs, or wrist. Losing the ability to turn a key is frustrating; being incapable of holding a baby or a loved one’s hand produces a qualitatively different kind of pain.

An Orthopeadic Assoiciates hand surgeon can treat a wide variety of concerns such as pain associated with tennis elbow or unsightly cysts in the palm. Hand surgeons often treat gnarled hands, fractures to the bones, or strains to the ligaments.

Diseases that slow or stop blood circulation, conditions that stiffen fingers, wrists, and elbows, and injuries to the nerves that work our muscles are all common concerns. Our active lives demand a great deal from our joints, which can suffer as a result. Arthroscopic surgery can repair many conditions with much less pain and faster recovery times than was previously possible. Many of our patients, in fact, report full recovery of function in their hands and freedom from previously debilitating pain.

In summary, for individuals who feel like their quality of life is suffering because of the aforementioned concerns and report reduced function in their fingers, wrists, hands, or elbows, a consultation with a qualified hand doctor is their first necessary step towards recovery.

Our site is very informational and covers a wide variety of problems and treatments of the hand and arm including carpal tunnel syndrome, hand tumors, trigger finger, hand numbness, arthritis, hand and wrist nerve injury, cubital tunnel release, infection and a whole lot more. For additional information, please visit the American Society for Surgery of the Hand website.