Orthopedics Boca Raton – In our last article, we talked about 3 common types of surgery of the hand and wrist performed at our facilities in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. We described Carpal tunnel release, Trigger finger release, and Tendon repair. Today we would like to introduce 3 more procedures that are also commonly performed by our Board Certified orthopedic hand surgeon Brandon Luskin MD, who is one of our orthopedic doctors in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. They include the following:
A ganglion is a pocket of fluid, also referred to as cyst, that can form when a synovial fluid (which helps joints move slowly) leaks out of the joint or tendon sheath. Those fluid pockets – ganglions – usually appear on the wrist or the tips of the backs of the fingers. In many cases, they naturally disappear after some time, but when they become painful and/or make is difficult to move your hand, a surgery is performed to to drain the fluid or remove the ganglions.
Due to rheumatoid arthritis, a knuckle can be damaged or deformed, which as a result causes the fingers ‘drift’ sideways from the thumb. It not only is painful but also reduces the functionality of the hand and wrist. When that occurs, the doctor performs what is known as knuckle replacement surgery. During the procedure, the damaged knuckle is replaced with an artificial joint that acts as a flexible hinge.
Trapezium is a bone located in the wrist at the bottom of the thumb. If it becomes painful and makes it difficult to operate the hand in a normal way, the doctor may recommend a surgery during which the trapezium is removed. In most cases the scar tissue will naturally fill the gap after the trapezium removal, but sometimes the doctor can fills the space with tendon1.
Dr. Brandon Luskin, one of our our orthopedic doctors in Boca Raton, is an expert in Hand and Wrist Surgery. To find out more about Dr. Luskin, click here to read his full profile. Orthopaedic Surgery Associates in known for its exceptional orthopedic specialists. If you’d like to find out more about our facilities or if you’d like to make an appointment with one of our orthopedic doctors in Boca Raton or Boynton Beach, visit our website or give us a call – we look forward to seeing you soon!
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Orthopedic Surgeon Boca Raton – Dr. Brandon Luskin of Orthopaedic Surgery Associates voted President of the Palm Beach Medical Society