If you have a hand injury, arthritis, or degenerative changes to your hand, then you may warrant hand surgery to finally find relief and to regain the normal function in your hand. The most common issues affecting the hands include carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, trigger finger, and ganglion cysts, and minor outpatient surgery may be your answer to these aggravating problems.
Hand surgery is best performed by an orthopedic surgeon because this type of doctor is thoroughly trained and experienced in treating musculoskeletal conditions. Let’s talk about some of the most commonly performed types of hand surgery, and where you can go here in Palm Beach County for world-class orthopedic treatment.
Different Types of Hand Surgery
A few of the most commonly performed surgical techniques to repair issues with the hand include the following:
Arthritis means joint inflammation, and it can especially affect the tiny joints in the hands – causing them to become stiff, painful, and swollen. If a joint becomes damaged from arthritis, a hand surgeon may be able to repair the damaged joint through joint replacement surgery.
In this case, the damaged joint is replaced with artificial (prosthetic) materials, so the joint works practically as well as new again. The goal is to relieve arthritis pain and restore hand function.
Arthritis can also be successfully addressed through other types of hand surgeries, such as the removal of the damaged joint lining (synovectomy), a fusion of the bones that are rubbing together in order to prevent hand pain (joint fusion), or realignment of the bones in a joint so that they do not rub against each other awkwardly during movement (osteotomy).
Tendons are the strong bands of tissue that attach muscles to bones, and they can rupture (tear) or become detached from the bone. When this happens, you lose much of your ability to move that part of your finger or hand. Tendon repair surgery can be performed to reattach the damaged tendon in the hand.
Any one of the three large nerves in the hand – the median nerve, radial nerve, and ulnar nerve – can become damaged to the point of requiring minor hand surgery. These nerves provide sensory input and enable muscle control and movement. If one of these nerves has become severed or compressed, then your hand surgeon can repair the nerve or open the tunnel which houses the nerve.
Skilled Hand Surgeon in Boynton Beach, FL
Here at Personalized Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches, our orthopedic surgeons specialize in performing hand surgery. We can address the most complex conditions, and we can usually utilize a minimally invasive technique – which means you will experience a faster healing time and less pain during healing. Our goal is to help you get your hand back and working normally and pain-free once again.
Our offices are conveniently located in the medical plaza on the southwest corner of Boynton Beach Boulevard and El Clair Ranch Road, close to the Turnpike.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our hand surgeons, contact our caring staff today by calling us at (561) 733-5888 or by filling out our easy-to-use online request form now. We look forward to being your orthopedic healthcare partner!