Types of hand surgery
If your hand is impaired in any way, surgery may improve your condition. This type of very specialized surgery can treat diseases that cause pain and impair the strength, function and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. Surgery seeks to restore to near normal the function of fingers and hands injured by trauma or to correct abnormalities that were present at birth. Specifically, hand surgery can treat:
Carpal tunnel syndrome: a condition caused by pressure on the median nerve within the wrist, or carpal tunnel. It most often is associated with symptoms such as tingling or numbness of the fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be associated with overuse/repetitive motions.
Dupuytren’s contracture: a disabling hand disorder in which thick, scarlike tissue bands form within the palm and may extend into the fingers. It can cause restricted movement, bending the fingers into an abnormal position.
Injuries/Restricted Motion: this encompasses many disorders but may be able to be improved by hand surgery.
For more information about specific procedures please follow the links below to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons official website: