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What Is Hand Surgery?

Plastic Surgery

May 25, 2021 | 3 minute read

Hand Surgery

Hand surgery involves the surgical correction and repair of deformities and injuries related to the upper extremities and hands. It is a broad field and usually necessitates cosmetic surgery. Dr. Gonzalez offers reconstructive hand surgery for patients suffering from congenital deformity, injuries or diseases that significantly inhibit or harm the normal functioning and use of hands.

Reconstructive hand surgery can go a long way in the repair, reconstruction, and replacement of various parts of the hand, such as the muscles, bones, joints, tendons, tissues, and the skin. Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides hand surgery procedures to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding communities.

Understanding Advanced Hand Reconstruction

Hand surgery can be of various forms. It can range from microsurgical reconstructions, simple laceration repair, and soft tissue flap reconstructions, to bone grafting, burn reconstructions, and treatment of severe infections.

Disease and injury involving the tendon, skin, bone and joint of the hand can be fixed with a variety of cosmetic and hand surgery. Surgeons who use advanced techniques and cutting-edge surgical technology are able to provide safe and predictable results more effectively.

Hand Arthritis

You may need surgery in severe hand arthritis cases. Simple surgery for tendonitis, trigger finger or ganglions may be involved in this. You may require more complex surgery for the finger, thumb, and wrist arthritis. Sometimes, your hand surgeon may need to work with orthopedic surgeons to achieve best outcomes. Generally, hand arthritis surgery is followed by exercises and a systematic rehabilitation process.

Brachial Plexus Hand Nerve Injury

This type of injury may occur in an accident. They usually require hand surgery for restoring motor function. The surgeon may make use of several different techniques, such as free flap muscle flaps, free flap muscle flaps, and other forms of muscle transfer. You may be able to restore a significant portion of your hand function following the traumatic nerve injury as long as the procedure gets performed by a skilled hand surgeon.

Congenital Defects Hand Surgery

Complex bone abnormalities, skin tags, simple webbed fingers and absent limbs or digits are a few forms of congenital abnormalities of the hand. Corrective hand surgeries can help in the formative years or earlier of the deformity. Generally, congenital defect surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. You would need a detailed exam, involving MRI and x-rays before the surgery.

Hand Injury or Trauma

Minor hand injuries, such as sprains, cuts and small bone fractures are treated as in-office procedures. Severe upper extremity injury may need a multi-disciplinary approach. Rehabilitation specialists may be needed once the acute treatment phase is over for restoring functionality.

This can include psychological, physical, medicinal, and occupational therapy. Long term and sustainable results can be yielded through a holistic approach. The results are generally aesthetically pleasing when performed by a cosmetic surgeon.

Every case gets evaluated on an individual basis since each surgery differs from another vastly. However, most reconstructive surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures. 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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