October 1, 2019

How Surgery Can Repair Problems in Your Hands and Wrists

Our hands are important to everything we do in life. Without proper function, we can’t easily eat, dress, work, or do other tasks and activities. This is why it is important we take care of them.

Hand and wrist problems occur for a plethora of reasons. When they do, we have to make sure to fix the problem so you can do the aforementioned activities.

Hand and Wrist Surgery

There are a number of treatments you can undergo if you have a hand or wrist injury. Some are as simple as taking medications and using splints, and some are as complex as surgery or physical therapy.

Hand and Wrist Conditions

If you’re having issues with your hands and wrists, it’s important to talk to your doctor or consult a hand surgeon. If you have any of these conditions, you may need a recommendation.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

With the excess pressure on your nerves, you can experience numbness, tingling, swelling, or weakness. Surgery relieves the pressure so you can have relief and return to your everyday life.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

This injury puts pressure on the main nerve in your hand which can be painful and results in weakness and swelling. It can even send pain up to your elbow. Surgery gives more space for this nerve and surrounding tendons, eliminating the pain.

Trigger Finger

If you have stenosing tenosynovitis, more commonly known as “trigger finger”, your fingers can only be bent or released with a hard snap. Treatment depends on the severity of the issue, but it can make your fingers release less painfully.

Degenerative Bone Disease

Arthritis and other bone diseases can swell your joints. Rheumatoid arthritis surgery can fix the swollen ligaments and tendons so you can have pain-free functionality.

Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) cause pain in the wrist, forearm, and elbow, especially when you are lifting or gripping an object. It is caused by a tendon pushing up against the bone so the blood supply is cut off and it is permanently damaged.

Surgery is only recommended if there is significant damage since it shaves the bone and cuts small nerves. However, it does relieve the pain.

Deconstructed or lost fingers

Through grafting surgery, you can reattach fingers or restore functionality by taking bone and tissue from one part of the body so it can be repurposed for the hand.

Other wear-and-tear injuries like ligament tears, tendon issues, and cartilage damage

The hand and wrist are composed of tiny muscles, tendons, cartilage, veins, etc. that are prone to injury. The best solution is to consult a doctor who knows the intricate workings of the hand so you can have full functioning.

The orthopedic surgeons at Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates are dedicated to giving you advanced treatment and compassionate care. If you suffer from any of the above illnesses, you should contact Mid Atlantic today for your consultation.

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