While some hand and wrist conditions can be treated and managed through nonsurgical methods, others require a surgical procedure. If you’re having trouble with one of these common conditions, hand plastic surgery may be the most appropriate solution so you can get back to enjoying your favorite activities again.
1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Caused by a pinched median nerve, carpal tunnel syndrome can result in pain, numbness and a tingling sensation in your hands and fingers. If you find that you’re no longer able to perform normal daily activities such as holding a coffee mug or making a tight fist without pain or discomfort, hand surgery may be necessary to correct this condition.
Several types of arthritis that can affect the mobility of your hands, wrinkles and fingers. The best treatment approach for you will depend on what type of arthritis you have and how progressed your symptoms are.
Joint fusion and joint reconstruction are two common surgical approaches that can help to relieve arthritis symptoms. After an in-person evaluation, Dr. Campanile will recommend the most effective nonsurgical or surgical treatments for your unique situation.
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis are the three main types of arthritis, affecting millions of Americans.
3. Ganglion Cysts
Although not typically a medical concern, ganglion cysts that form on your hands can be uncomfortable and, in some cases, may interfere with normal hand and wrist functions. These fluid-filled sacs that form at the small joints of the hands and fingers can be aspirated or removed by an experienced hand plastic surgeon.