South Shore Orthopedics is pleased to provide treatment for a full spectrum of hand and upper extremity disorders and injuries. Our fellowship-trained orthopedic hand surgeons have years of experience helping adult and pediatric patients with hand disorders find the relief they deserve.
Common Hand Disorders and Injuries
There are a variety of hand disorders that can make it challenging for patients to perform everyday tasks and live a comfortable life. Some of the most common hand disorders that we treat at South Shore Orthopedics include:
- Arthritis of the Hand
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Ganglion Cysts
- Trigger Fingers
- Dupuytren’s Disease
- Mallet Fingers
In addition to providing the highest quality treatment for these conditions, we treat injuries of the hand such as torn ligaments and tendons, dislocated joints, and broken bones. These injuries are often seen following an auto collision or a sports or workplace accident.
Most patients at South Shore Orthopedics do not require surgery to manage their hand disorders. In fact, the majority of patients are treated with a number of conservative methods including modification of activities, cortisone injections, physical and hand therapy, a brace or splint, and education. If surgery is required for your condition or injury, a hand surgeon may perform one of the procedures below.
Types of Hand Surgeries:
- Carpal Tunnel Release: A carpal tunnel release involves cutting the ligament that is pressing down on the carpal tunnel in order to make more room for the tendons and median nerve passing through the tunnel. A similar procedure for cubital tunnel can also be performed.
- Trigger Finger Release Surgery: The goal of minimally invasive trigger finger release surgery is to cut the constricted portion of the tendon sheath to make the tunnel wider and flexible so that the tendon can easily pass through.
- Wrist Tendonitis Surgery: During wrist tendonitis surgery, the surgeon will make an incision over the affected tendons and remove damaged tissue to allow more room for the tendon to move.
- Ganglion Cyst Surgery: Ganglion cyst surgery is designed to surgically remove ganglion cysts which are fluid filled bumps that may develop on the hands or wrists.
- Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery: The purpose of Dupuytren’s contracture surgery is to remove or divide thickened bands to help restore the motion of the finger. In some cases, skin grafting is necessary and the wound is intentionally left open so that it could heal gradually.
Schedule an Appointment at South Shore Orthopedics
If you are suffering from a hand disorder that has hindered the quality of your life, it’s time to schedule an appointment at South Shore Orthopedics today. We are dedicated to helping you achieve maximum pain relief as well as preserving and restoring the normal function of your hands. We are proud to offer wide-awake surgery under local anesthesia and invite you to contact us to learn more.