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:

Ganglion removal

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.

Knuckle replacement

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.

Trapeziectomy

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.  

Orthopedics Boca Raton - Brandon Luskin, MD

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 doctor in Boca Raton - Surgery of the hand and wrist is a procedure usually performed after a fracture. It is aimed at restoring full functionality in the fractured limb. As discussed in this article, there are different types of broken wrists. Some of them may require surgery. Here are just a few types of surgery of the hand and wrist in Boca Raton performed in OSA facility by our orthopedic doctor in Boca Raton.

Carpal tunnel release

If you feel pinching and numbness in your fingers, it may be caused by pressure put on the median nerve as it passes through your wrist under the carpal tunnel ligament. In order to ease the pressure, a surgery called ‘carpal tunnel release’ can be performed. It is a simple procedure during which the doctor splits the carpal tunnel ligament. The patient is usually released the same day and regains full ability within a month.

Trigger finger release

A trigger finger occurs when the tendon which allows your finger to bend becomes thickened and stuck in the tunnel where the tendon enters your finger. It may cause troubles when curling the finger and trying to strengthen it. In many cases, a local injection helps to get rid of the trigger fingers, but sometimes the patient is required to undergo a simple surgery of opening the tunnel and freeing the tendon. The patient recovers within two weeks.

Tendon repair

When a tendon in hand or wrist snaps or tears, it is called tendon rupture. It is usually a result from arthritis. Tendon rupture makes it difficult - or sometimes impossible - to curls and open your fingers or grip objects, depending on which tendon is affected. When this occurs, a surgery to repair the ruptured tendon is necessary. This type of surgery usually requires a minimum of six weeks of recovery and rehabilitation1.  

 

Orthopedic Doctor in Boca Raton - Brandon Luskin, MD

Dr. Brandon Luskin, one of our our orthopedic doctors in Boca Raton, is a Board Certified orthopedic hand surgeon, specializing in treating injuries to the hand, wrist, and shoulder. 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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