Hand Surgery

Hand surgery deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity, including injury and infection.

As Dr Aaron mentions, numbness and pain when extending the finger doesn't fit in with a particular diagnosis, but there might be different problems that are happening concurrently. If you are having pain around a finger in particular, it could be... Read Full Answer
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The crooked fingers seen in the picture are very likely because of osteoarthritis of the joints. Due to severe cartilage wear and destruction, the joints become progressively deformed and bent. Unfortunately, this is an irreversible process. ... Read Full Answer
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Endoscopic carpal tunnel release is a minimally invasive method of performing carpal tunnel release surgery. Through a small incision made over the base of the palm, a device which carries a small camera and a retractable blade is inserted under t... Read Full Answer
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Due to the hormonal differences between a male and female, with an increased likelihood of fluid retention occurring in a female, the chances of a female developing carpal tunnel syndrome is consequently and statistically higher. It is precisely ... Read Full Answer
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There are 3 ways to treat trigger fingers: Splinting, hand occupational therapy and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. These aim to relieve the inflammation around the involved tendon, mobilise and prevent adhesions from forming betwe... Read Full Answer
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Madelung deformity is a congenital deformity affecting the forearm bone and this results in a bowed appearance of the upper extremity. The only treatment available is surgery to correct the deformity. This usually involves cutting the deformed bo... Read Full Answer
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Main types of arthritis in the hand Arthritis in the hand can be categorised into 2 main types: Degenerative or osteoarthritis inflammatory arthritis such as psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis and gouty arthritis ... Read Full Answer
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"Offering a finer touch in hand and reconstructive microsurgery"

I assume that you are referring specifically to the replacement of the 1st carpometacarpal joint. After such a replacement is done, you can expect a better quality of life. Pain should be eliminated almost immediately, and joint motion will impro... Read Full Answer
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Technically, all sports which involve the use of the hand and wrist can worsen a pre-existing carpal tunnel syndrome. In fact, any form of repetitive movement done from the wrist over an extended period can make carpal tunnel syndrome worse. ... Read Full Answer