Hand & Wrist Surgery Specialist

Advanced Hand & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Inc

Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon & Fellowship Trained Hand Surgeon located in Northridge, CA

Damage to any of the bones, ligaments, tendons, or muscles in your hand may require advanced hand and wrist surgery to restore your mobility and relieve pain. At Advanced Hand & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Inc. in Northridge, California, Abdul Shararah, MD, uses the latest techniques to reconstruct or repair your hand. To find out if you’re a candidate for hand and wrist surgery, call or book an appointment online today.

Hand & Wrist Surgery Q&A

What is hand and wrist surgery?

Hand and wrist surgery at Advanced Hand & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Inc. is an invasive treatment for conditions affecting the function of your hand or wrist. 

In most cases, providers recommend noninvasive options for treatment before planning surgery for the hand or wrist. However, some conditions don’t find improvement with oral medications, injections, and other therapies. 

Surgery can restore your hand and wrist mobility and relieve pain. Advanced Hand & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Inc. meticulously plans each hand and wrist surgery to minimize recovery time as well as complications like bleeding and scarring. 

When is hand and wrist surgery necessary?

Advanced Hand & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Inc. provides hand and wrist surgery for numerous degenerative conditions, infections, and injuries affecting various parts of your hand or wrist. After your evaluation, they might recommend surgery to treat:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome usually develops slowly due to pressure on your median nerve, which is a major nerve inside your wrist. If you type or write a lot without proper wrist support, carpal tunnel syndrome can cause hand numbness or weakness. Surgery relieves the pressure from your median nerve. 

Trigger finger

Trigger finger is a condition that causes your finger or thumb to be stuck in a curled position. It causes discomfort and difficulty completing simple day-to-day tasks with your hands. Surgery for trigger finger allows you to comfortably bend and straighten the finger again by increasing space for your flexor tendon. 

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis involves pain and swelling in the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. Surgery releases the pressure from these tendons so you can move your wrist freely without pain. 

Boutonniere deformity

Boutonniere deformity involves a tendon in your middle finger. Surgery allows you to bend your middle finger freely and without pain. 

Carpometacarpal boss

Carpometacarpal boss happens when too much bone grows where your middle and index fingers meet your carpal bones in your wrist. It causes a tender bump to grow in your wrist. During surgery, your surgeon removes the bony overgrowth. 

Which type of hand and wrist surgery do I need?

There are many hand and wrist surgery techniques to repair the various forms of damage that can occur within your hand or wrist. In some cases, minimally invasive surgery may be an option for you. 

Compared to open hand and wrist surgery, which involves a large incision, minimally invasive hand and wrist surgery uses smaller incisions, involves less bleeding, results in less scarring, and usually has a faster recovery time. 

While minimally invasive surgery benefits many people, it isn’t the best option for every case. Advanced Hand & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Inc. describes the technique they’ll use for your surgery and helps you prepare.

Learn more about hand and wrist surgery by calling Advanced Hand & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Inc. or booking an appointment online today.

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