Hand Surgery in Westminster, California
Improve Strength, Function, and Flexibility
Hand surgery can treat diseases that cause pain and impair the strength, function, and flexibility of your wrist and fingers.
If your hand is impaired in any way, surgery may improve your condition. This type of very specialized surgery can treat diseases that cause pain and impair the strength, function, and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. Surgery seeks to restore to near normal the function of fingers and hands injured by trauma or to correct abnormalities that were present at birth. Specifically, hand surgery can treat:
Carpal tunnel syndrome – a condition caused by pressure to the median nerve within the wrist, or carpal tunnel. You might feel pain, a tingling sensation, numbness of the fingers, weakness, or aching. Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with multiple conditions including repetitive motion or overuse, fluid retention during pregnancy, injury to the nerve in the carpal tunnel, or rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis – a disabling disease that can cause severe inflammation in any joint of the body. In the hand, it can deform fingers and impair movement.
Dupuytren’s contracture – a disabling hand disorder in which thick, scar-like tissue bands form within the palm and may extend into the fingers. It can cause restricted movement, bending the fingers into an abnormal position.