These days, many people find themselves struggling with hand injuries and conditions that complicate their ability to enjoy everyday life. If this is the case for you, attaining reconstructive hand surgery could fix the problem. To learn more about reconstructive hand surgery and how it can positively benefit your life, contact Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery.
Hand Surgery Basics
If you’ve suffered a hand injury, hand surgery could help correct the problem and restore functionality. Typically, the problem with a hand injury is that it either causes pain or impairs the function, flexibility, and strength of the fingers and wrists. Surgery is applicable because it attempts to restore the hand to normal function or correct abnormalities that developed throughout life or emerged at birth. Some of the specific conditions that hand surgery may be able to treat include:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition generated by pressure applied to the individual’s median nerve. This median nerve exists within the wrists. Individuals who are subject to carpal tunnel syndrome may experience a tingling sensation, pain, weakness, aching, or numbness of the fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome is also associated with conditions like fluid retention in pregnancy and repetitive overuse.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis is a disabling disease which can generate inflammation in various joints of a person’s body. When rheumatoid arthritis manifests in an individual’s hand, it can cause deformation in the fingers and impair your movement.
Dupuytren’s Contracture – Dupuytren’s Contracture is a disabling disorder of the hand that manifests when scar-like tissue bands are generated in an individual’s palm. These thick bands can also extend into the sufferer’s fingers. The result of the condition is oftentimes a restriction in movement which bends the sufferer’s fingers into abnormal positions.
Other Conditions That Call For Hand Surgery
- Abnormally shaped fingers or hands
- Ganglion cysts
- De Quervain’s disease
- Flexor tendon injuries
- Missing fingers, thumb
- Polydactyly (extra fingers)
- Syndactyly (webbed fingers)
- Trigger finger
- Vascular disorders
Is Reconstructive Hand Surgery Right For You?
If you have a hand injury or condition and are thinking about reconstructive hand surgery, you should note that the procedure can be performed on individuals from all ages. The surgery is a good choice for people who:
- Do not currently have illnesses or medical conditions that could impair healing
- Do not smoke
- Have a positive outlook on life
- Have realistic goals regarding the hand surgery
- Are willing to follow the plastic surgeon’s treatment prescription
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re considering reconstructive hand surgery, contact Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery today. Doctor Stephen Salerno can work with you to determine the best treatment options for your individual needs.