Hand and Microsurgery Associates
For over 30 years, the team of board-certified orthopedic hand surgeons at Hand and Microsurgery Associates in Columbus, Ohio, has offered innovative hand surgeries to repair a variety of painful injuries and conditions. They’re the only group in Ohio that specializes in upper extremities. The surgeons have the experience and skills to treat anything from a minor fracture to complex procedures to release contracted or damaged tendons. Call Hand and Microsurgery Associates today for expert hand surgery services.
Hand Surgery Q & A
What is hand surgery?
The team of expert orthopedic hand surgeons at Hand and Microsurgery Associates provides hand surgery to repair injuries, structural deformities, and conditions, relieving pain, swelling, numbness, and lost mobility.
Whenever possible, they use state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques to reduce the trauma to your surrounding tissue, which helps you recover rapidly with lower risks of infection and scarring.
The experts at Hand and Microsurgery Associates are precise and meticulous surgeons. However, they often try conservative, nonsurgical treatments before recommending surgery.
What conditions are treated with hand surgery?
The team at Hand and Microsurgery Associates treats a comprehensive range of injuries and structural problems, including:
Trigger finger occurs when bumps or nodules form on the flexor tendons and prevent your connective tissue from moving smoothly. As a result, your tendons catch and stop your fingers from fully extending, locking them in a bent position. You might also develop a swollen, painful lump on your hand.
Dupuytren’s contracture develops when the tissue under the skin on your fingers and palms thickens and contracts, pulling your fingers in toward your palm. The deformity makes it difficult to hold objects or use your hands for precise or delicate movements.
De Quervain’s tendinosis
De Quervain’s tendinosis develops when the tendons between your thumb and wrist are irritated and inflamed. The swollen tendons crowd the base of your thumb and inhibit your ability to move your thumb, turn your wrist, or grip anything.
If you have severe arthritis in your fingers or hands, it can damage your bones and joints. When noninvasive treatments don’t relieve your symptoms, or the damage is too severe, the team can perform joint replacement or fusion to reduce your pain and restore your function.
Tendon and nerve damage
The team also offers precise microsurgery to repair severely damaged tendons and nerves in your hands and wrists. They provide surgical correction, tendon grafts, nerve reattachment, and nerve grafts.
How do I know if I need hand surgery?
The team of orthopedic hand surgeons at Hand and Microsurgery Associates offers thorough exams before recommending any treatment plan. They often apply conservative approaches, such as injections or aspirations, before suggesting surgery. Your surgeon explains your options and why they think hand surgery is your best choice.
If you have a painful hand injury that’s interfering with your life, call Hand and Microsurgery Associates to schedule a consultation today.