Hand reconstructive surgery
At REAL Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of hand procedures to correct fractures, lacerations, and more in the fingers, palm, and forearm using a wide range of techniques.
Serving the Melbourne area, hand surgery at REAL Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery is performed by Mr. Stephen Salerno. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out more information about our hand surgery options.
What is Hand Surgery?
Reconstructive surgery of the hand is most often performed when there has been a trauma or injury to the fingers, palm, and in some cases the forearm area. Examples of this include:
- Tendon reconstruction
- Nerve reconstruction
- Artery reconstruction
- Bone fractures
In some extreme situations where fingers have been amputated, Mr. Salerno may also be able to successfully reattach the limbs if conditions are favorable. These treatment options can be discussed during your consultation.
Additionally, Mr. Salerno can perform hand surgery to treat a number of specific conditions, such as:
- Carpal Tunnel release
- Ulnar nerve release at the wrist or elbow
- “Trigger finger” releases and other conditions that affect the pulleys of the fingers
- Ganglia operations
- Dupuytren’s Contracture – a condition that causes bending of the fingers due to thickening of tissue in the palm
- De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis – a condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist
How is Hand Surgery Performed?
The extent of hand surgery depends on the specific procedure being performed. While bone fractures are often corrected using medical wires, screws, and plates, other procedures may involve other methods and techniques. During your consultation, Mr. Salerno and our medical team will discuss your surgical options, preferences, and what you can expect.
What is the Recovery Like?
Recovery can be different for every patient, and depending on the extent of your hand surgery, Mr. Salerno and our medical team can help you determine when you should return to work and normal activities. If there is any necessary aftercare for bandages or incision sites, Mr. Salerno and our medical team can provide you with instructions in order to reduce the risk of infection or complications.
Who is a Good Candidate for Hand Surgery?
Men and women who have experienced injury or trauma to the fingers, palm, or forearm and who are interested in surgical correction of these conditions may be good candidates for hand surgery. Scheduling a consultation with Mr. Salerno and our medical team can help you determine if you are a candidate for one of our multiple hand surgery procedures.
Contact REAL Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and find out more information about our hand surgery procedures.