Plastic and reconstructive Surgeons receive training in hand surgery. Some types of hand disorders treated by plastic surgeons include: carpal tunnel, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s contracture, finger and hand fractures, tendon lacerations, tendon ruptures, ganglion cysts, other cysts of hand or fingers.
BENEFITS OF SURGERY
Benefits will depend on your diagnosis but may include
- decreased pain
- improved hand movement
- improved hand strength
WHAT TO EXPECT
Depending on your diagnosis, a plan will be constructed to treat your specific problem(s). Sometimes improvement can be accomplished with an injection or hand therapy, otherwise the surgical options will be discussed. If the decision is made to move forward with surgery, our team will schedule help you select your surgery date. Some hand surgery requires general anesthesia, meaning you will be asleep for the operation. Surgical time varies depending on your diagnosis and treatment plan. You will go home the same day as surgery to recover. You may have a splint or bandage on your hand. We recommend you plan for extra help around the house for the days following your procedure as you adjust and recover. Recovery for each patient varies and depends on your lifestyle.
If you are considering a hand surgery or wondering if surgical or nonsurgical treatment may be the right plan of care for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Szymanski to review your goals and desired results. It is important that you understand and have realistic expectations for the procedure before moving forward.
Deciding if a plastic surgery procedure is the right choice for you is your individual decision. We want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. Before your first consultation with our office, we recommend you write down any questions you have and bring your list with you. It can also be beneficial to bring someone with you who is supportive and a good listener. If you find you have a lot of questions after your consultation, a second appointment to address your questions with Dr. Szymanski is always an option. Schedule your consultation today.