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.
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.
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.
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.
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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