We do just about everything with our hands, so any kind of impairment can make even ordinary tasks seem nearly impossible. Hand surgery is an effective procedure for correcting a wide-range of hand impairments, including:
- Hand trauma (lacerations or fractures)
- Nerve Compression
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
Hand Surgery for Nerve Compression
Nerve compression in the hands can lead to problems such as Carpal Tunnel or Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. The more common of the two, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), is caused by excess pressure to the nerves within the wrist as a result of repeated motions such as typing, injury to the nerves, or rheumatoid arthritis. Those with CTS suffer from chronic pain, numbness and weakness of the hands or fingers.
Hand Surgery for Common Disorders
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects joints throughout the human body. In the hand, rheumatoid arthritis causes severe inflammation that hinders movement and leads to deformation of the fingers. Hand surgery can be an effective way to counteract these effects.
With Dupuytren’s Contracture, scar-like tissue forms within the palm and often spreads toward the fingers, forcing the fingers into abnormal positions and making movement difficult. These adverse effects can be effectively treated with hand surgery.
Regain the Use of Your Hands
Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz will create an individualized outpatient treatment to address your specific needs. Before your surgery, our plastic surgeon will provide you with special instructions to prepare for your procedure. During surgery, you will be put under local anesthesia.
Following your procedure, bandages and splints may be applied, and will provide you with guidelines to help care for your hands during your recovery.
Ready To Get Started?
Whether you’re looking to effectively treat your disability or simply achieve younger looking hands, hand surgery at San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery is the next step in your process. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons and begin the process of healing your hands.
We invite you to call our office today to schedule a consultation. Call 210-614-4320 or use the contact form to send an email to our San Antonio office. Our plastic surgery practice is located at 11130 CHRISTUS HILLS SUITE 108 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78251.