common hand conditions

Common Hand Conditions

A number of degenerative conditions can be improved through surgery.

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Common Hand Conditions

There are a number of common conditions that may affect the hand, wrist and elbow. While nonsurgical treatments may offer some relief, hand surgery is often the best long-term solution. We use a customized approach toward treatment for each patient to meet your goals. Both function and appearance can be restored by our team.

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Contact us online today to learn more about your hand surgery options for arthritis, carpal tunnel or other common hand conditions. The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas helps men and women from Austin, Round Rock and throughout Texas restore hand function with reconstructive surgery.

  • Arthritis Treatment – Arthritis is an inflammatory joint condition. Surgery can help alleviate joint pain through a full joint replacement. Joint fusion is another surgical option to reduce pain and stiffness.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed when the nerves leading from the wrist to the hand become irritated. Austin men and women with carpal tunnel may notice symptoms anywhere from mild discomfort to shooting pain. Surgical release of the affected nerve can bring permanent relief almost right away.
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome – Commonly misdiagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome, this nerve inflammation causes elbow and wrist pain. Numbness and tingling are also seen with cubital tunnel syndrome. During surgery, the pressure on the nerve is relieved.
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis – This is a painful inflammation of the tendons responsible for thumb mobility. Symptoms are often made worse through daily activities that use repetitive wrist movement. Surgery reduces swelling to return pain-free function to the thumb and wrist again.
  • Dupuytren’s Disease – Dupuytren’s disease (sometimes called Dupuytren’s contracture) begins with the development of nodules in the palm of the hand. These worsen enough to pull the fingers out of their normal placement. A decrease in hand function is seen as symptoms progress. Surgery allows for increased finger movement, as well as improved tendon movement.
  • Ganglion Cysts – These non-cancerous lumps can appear through the joints and tendons of the hand and wrist. While some cysts are painless, the majority cause persistent pain that often worsens with movement. Draining or removing the cyst helps relieve pain and restore hand function again.
  • Trigger Fingers – This is a locking or snapping of the fingers when trying to open or close the fist. Trigger finger causes joint stiffness and even pain, especially after inactivity. Surgery is one option that restores easier joint movement to prevent locking.
  • Other Conditions – Our surgical team can address a number of hand conditions like tumors and vascular conditions. Through surgery and other treatment, we can help return your hands to full health again.

Contact us online today to learn more about your hand surgery options for common hand conditions. The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas helps men and women from Austin, Round Rock and throughout Texas enjoy a pain-free life again through reconstructive hand surgery.