Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons can repair common conditions of the hand with the following surgical procedures.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. While nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may ease pain and steroid injections can be used to alleviate the swelling and pressure on the median nerve, open carpal tunnel release surgery or endoscopic carpal tunnel release may be recommended.
Trigger Finger is a common disorder characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger. Surgery involves a small incision in the palm where the tendon sheath tunnel is cut. When it heals back together, the sheath is looser and the tendon has more room to move.
Dupuytren’s Contracture occurs primarily in the palms of the hands, but may extend into one or more fingers. A fixed-flexion contracture of the hand, where the fingers bend towards the palm and cannot be fully extended, commonly affects the ring finger and little finger. Options for treatment include needling, enzyme injection and surgical excision.