It’s hard to comprehend Just how much we rely on the use of our hands, and there’s nothing like an Injury to underscore that point If you’ve Injured a hand or a degenerative disorder has Impaired Its use, you need the expertise of an orthopaedic surgeon. At Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd. we handle every type of hand condition, helping our patients throughout Berks County and beyond regain use of this all-Important extremity. To learn more about hand surgery call or request an appointment.
1. What types of hand conditions need surgery?
While surgery is rarely the first option, there are many conditions that require intervention in order to restore function. Thanks to advanced, minimally invasive techniques, hand surgery offers long-last solutions to most issues in your hands and wrists.
Some of the more common problems that we treat either through conservative measures or advanced surgical intervention, include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger fingers
- Tennis elbow
- Arthritic conditions of the wrist and hand
- Ganglion cysts
- Nerve injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Other trauma related injuries
- Fingernail and fingertip problems
- Injuries in musicians
The bottom line is that if your hand is limited by pain, numbness or weakness, and you’ve tried other treatments with no results, it might be time to explore your options.
2. What are the most common hand surgeries?
The surgeons at Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd. offer cutting-edge surgical procedures including endoscopic techniques. What this means is that our team uses a high-definition, 3-D video camera to give a detailed and enlarged look at small areas.
This allows us to perform even the most minute repairs, including:
- Carpal tunnel release
- Trigger finger release
- Tendonitis surgery such as De Quervain’s Release
- Tennis elbow surgery
- Joint replacements for arthritic conditions in wrist and hand
- Fixation of a variety of fractures throughout wrist and hand
- Excision of ganglion cysts and other tumors
- Nerve repair and other micro-vascular surgeries
- Reconstructive surgery for trauma and other conditions of the hand.
In addition to these surgeries, we offer other treatments for wound and skin problems, as well as pain-related issues after limb loss.
3. What is recovery like after hand surgery?
The answer to this question depends upon the surgery you undergo. In most cases your specialist is able to perform your surgery on an outpatient basis, which means you can go home on the same day as your surgery. Our staff arms you with the instructions you need for helping your hand heal as quickly and successfully as possible. To that end, your surgeon may recommend occupational therapy, which is available on-site at our Wyomissing and Exeter practice locations.
To learn more about hand surgery call or request an appointment.