If you’re struggling with one of these three common hand and wrist problems, a plastic surgeon who focuses on hand injuries could be able to help.
Hand and wrist fractures can be caused by a number of things, including sports injuries, falls and other accidents. People who have osteoporosis can be more susceptible to fractures due to weakened bone structure.
There are a number of treatment approaches that a plastic surgeon might take to heal a fracture, including splinting, surgery and physical therapy. With proper treatment, you should be able to get back to your normal activities after a hand or wrist fracture.
2. Wrist Ligament Injuries
Ligaments are the bands of connective tissue that connect bones together in a joint.
General wear and tear, repetitive stress syndrome and accidents such as a fall can cause injuries to the ligaments in your wrists. Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery may be the most effective option to restore mobility.
3. Tendon Damage
Tendons connect your muscles to your bones. Trigger finger is an example of tendon damage, in which the tendons in your fingers become inflamed and stiff. In some severe cases, you may be unable to bend or straighten your finger.
A skilled plastic surgeon who specializes in hand injuries can assess tendon damage and recommend the most appropriate treatment option to help you get back to your normal routine.