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Hand

The hand contains 27 bones and is used for both gross motor skills (such as grasping a large object) and fine motor skills (such as picking up a small pebble). The fingertips contain some of the densest areas of nerve endings on the body, are the richest source of tactile feedback, and have the greatest positioning capability of the body.

Because of their frequent use, the hands are a common location for injuries and degenerative disorders such as arthritis. Many people are born with birth defects of the hand as well. Hand surgery can restore function, relieve pain and improve the appearance of the hands for patients suffering from cysts, nerve condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, birth defects and other problems. Hand surgery may also be performed to re-attach or reconstruct severed fingers after trauma.

Effective hand surgery requires the skill and precision of an experienced surgeon, in order to successfully treat the condition and restore full function to the hand. At OSOI, our surgeons have years of experience performing a full range of hand surgery procedures, and utilize the latest techniques while doing so.

Possible Treatments and Procedures


Laparoscopic Surgery:

This surgery uses a long, thin tube with a camera at the end to help the doctor clearly visualize the targeted area during surgery. The camera and surgical instruments are inserted into the body through several tiny incisions that are carefully placed to minimize scarring and allow for easy concealment. These small incisions also decrease the amount of bleeding during surgery and reduce the risk of infection or other complications.

Carpal Tunnel Release:

This is an outpatient procedure performed to relieve pressure on the median nerve and reduce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. This procedure can help restore muscle strength and dexterity, and is typically performed on patients who have had persistent symptoms that do not respond to conservative treatment methods.


Open Reduction Internal Fixation:

A commonly-used procedure to treat fractures within the wrist, forearm and hand, this restores function to the essential bones and allow patients to once again perform everyday tasks. The surgical hardware used during this treatment is often left in the bone permanently, as long as no symptoms arise at the incision sites.


Grafting:

Grafting transfers bones, nerves or other tissue from healthy areas of the body to the damaged area, commonly performed after trauma.