The connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone, tendons play a major role in movement. In fact, total loss of movement can occur in injuries in which the tendon is completely cut. At Plastic Surgery of New York, our advanced procedures can repair injured tendons and restore movement—allowing you to regain healthy function of your hand.
NERVES/NERVE INJURIES/COMPRESSION SYNDROMES
A common condition sometimes linked to repetitive hand use, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when your wrist’s median nerve becomes compressed. This pressure can disrupt the nerve’s function, resulting in such symptoms as pain, numbness, and tingling in your hand and fingers. At Plastic Surgery of New York, we can confirm the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as check for other possible nerve problems.
For many patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, strategies such as identifying and treating underlying medical conditions, changing hand-use patterns, and wearing wrist splints may help lessen pressure and ease symptoms. What’s more, a steroid injection into the carpal tunnel may alleviate swelling around the nerve.
While these non-surgical approaches may significantly relieve symptoms, some patients require surgery to create more room for the nerve. Visit Plastic Surgery of New York to learn how we can treat your carpal tunnel syndrome and greatly reduce your pain.
The most common type of fracture, hand fractures can lead to pain, stiffness, and sometimes loss of movement. In rare cases, a fracture even causes an obvious deformity, such as a crooked finger. To help you heal quickly and completely, Plastic Surgery of New York can size up your fracture and determine which treatment is right for you.
To treat a non-displaced fracture—or protect a fracture that’s been set—your doctor may use a splint or cast. In some cases, a displaced fracture may require realignment of the bone fragments. Once set, we may need to hold the bone in place with wires, pins, or metal plates and screws.
After your fracture has healed, physical therapy can help correct stiffness. In order to promote healing and restore healthy function to your hand, you’ll also need to stick with prescribed care and follow through on any activity limitations suggested by your doctor. At Plastic Surgery of New York, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure full recovery and prevent further injury.
About one in every 1,000 babies is born with an abnormality in hand or arm development, such as webbed hands, the presence of extra fingers, and the absence of bones and other structures.
Because hand function is so critical to all children and adults, the early involvement of a skilled hand surgeon can have a profound impact in correcting these malformations. In some cases surgical treatment is best performed during infancy, while in others it’s preferable to wait until the child is older.
For optimal outcomes in the correction of congenital deformities, it’s important to work with an experienced team of therapists, surgeons, and pediatricians. In many cases, the patient will require multiple procedures and extensive physical therapy. By visiting Plastic Surgery of New York for treatment, you’re guaranteed above-and-beyond care using the most sophisticated techniques available today.
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