Carpal tunnel syndrome is an issue that is caused by the pressure that is placed on the median nerve that lies in the wrist. This issue is often associated with individuals who spend a lot of time typing or writing with inadequate support of their wrists. Over time, this painful condition can affect a person’s ability to work in a normal work environment.
This surgery is often performed after a variety of other approaches have failed. The surgery releases the pressure on the nerve by severing the ligament that surrounds the wrist. The reduced pressure can often alleviate the pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Trigger finger is also called stenosing tenosynovitis. This condition is recognized when a finger or thumb is stuck in the curled position and can cause a significant amount of discomfort and the inability to complete normal tasks, such as playing guitar, text messaging, playing video games, and typing on a keyboard. If you have unsuccessfully tried other approaches, surgery may be the best approach.
This surgery increases the space for your flexor tendon to move. This additional space can then allow the finger or thumb to straighten and bend without the pain.
This operation releases the pressure on a tendon that runs on the side of the wrist close to your thumb. The initial incision is made near the base of the thumb, opening the tissue that is swollen and impairing the ability of the tendon to move freely. Once this tissue has been freed, it allows the tendon to move without causing pain.
The boutonniere deformity is caused by an issue with the tendon over the middle finger joint that causes the middle joint to bend down, and the end joint to bend up. This surgery helps to correct the issue with the tendon causing this problem. Once the surgery is completed, it allows you to move the finger naturally again.
This condition is caused by too much bone growth at the place where the index or middle finger meet with the carpal bones at the hand. Many patients who have this condition do not have any signs, but it can cause a lump to appear in the wrist. This bump can become sore or tender and can cause the tendons to snap as they move across it. The surgery enters the hand near the bump and surgically removes the bony overgrowth to allow a reduction in pain and will stop tendons from having to move across the overgrowth.
There are a number of different potential causes of infections or injuries to the hand. If you are experiencing pain, soreness, swelling, or a deformity in the hand, contact Advanced Hand and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We can effectively diagnose and outline the treatment options for your specific case.