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Are You A Good Candidate For Hand Surgery?

Plastic Surgery

June 01, 2021 | 3 minute read

Hand Surgery

You are probably a suitable candidate for reconstructive hand surgery if you suffer from any chronic hand condition or a serious hand injury or deformity. Your hand surgeon, during the pre-op consultation, will carefully examine your hand. This is done to observe the finger positioning. They will also be checking for sensation and manual dexterity of the hand and individual fingers.

In certain situations, CT scans, x-rays, or MRI may be ordered for evaluating the underlying condition of your hand in a more accurate fashion. The examination is done for identifying the problem and the best course of action for treating it. Noninvasive treatments, such as physical therapy, splints and medication would be exhausted by your surgeon before recommending a reconstructive hand surgery.

The hand surgeon will understand your goals and recommend the right procedures based on it. They will provide you with an exhaustive list of preoperative care instructions as well. The surgeon will explain to you the different types of hand surgery and determine your candidacy based on your diagnosis.

Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides hand surgery procedures to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding locations.

Tendon repair

This is a type of hand surgery in which a severed tendon is reconnected for restoring function and movement in the hand.

Carpal tunnel hand surgery

This is usually caused because of repeated forced movements of the wrist and hand. The injury occurs when the nine tendons running along the carpal tunnel including the median nerve become inflamed. Corrective hand surgery can go a long way in releasing pressure on the nerve to allow for improved movement and better blood flow.

Birth defect correction

Webbed fingers (syndactyly) and other birth defects can be corrected by a hand surgery. In this type of defect, fingers get joined by a partial fusion of bones or skin. The webbed fingers usually need separating by surgery for full range of motions. The surgery allows for normal finger growth.

Rheumatoid arthritis hand surgery

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It occurs when the body’s immune system works against the joints, including the ones in the fingers. Reconstructive surgery may be required if finger movement is restricted.

Carpal tunnel surgery can also help in this condition. Tendon repair and tendon release surgery can reattach or repair tendons and treat abnormal finger bending. Inflamed tissue (synovium) may also be removed by the surgeon.

Ganglion cyst removal

Ganglion cysts refers to benign lumps which are often located in the hand and wrists. You can have these cysts drained, removed surgically, or treated using steroids.

DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis surgery

DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition marked by pain near the base of the thumb over the wrist. Surgery is usually the last resort for it. Anti-inflammatory drugs, splinting, and steroid injections are usually the first line of therapy.

Surgery would involve releasing pressure by opening the sheath surrounding tendons near the thumb. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for hand surgery.

Contact El Paso, TX Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez

For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.

Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.

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