Hand surgery is an especially intricate procedure. Our hands and arms are made up of small tendons, nerves, bones, ligaments, joints, blood vessels and muscles that all function together to perform everyday tasks.
Form follows function in the hand; therefore, any injury to the underlying structures of the hand carries the potential for serious handicap. Because of the inherent complexities of these types of conditions, it’s critical that you see a qualified surgeon for diagnosis and treatment.
Plastic and orthopedic surgeons are uniquely qualified for these types of procedures, because they receive extensive training in hand surgery during residency. Furthermore, several of the physicians at the Face and Body Center have a Certificate of Added Qualification for Hand Surgery from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
The Hand Specialists at the Face and Body Center care for a number of hand and wrist problems caused by injury, arthritis and nerve problems. This list includes carpal tunnel syndrome; trigger finger; hand, wrist, and finger fractures; changes due to rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, tendon, and nerve injuries; Dupuytren’s contracture; and a myriad of wrist conditions.