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Home » Hand Surgery Can Improve Function, Eliminate Pain

Hand Surgery Can Improve Function, Eliminate Pain

You Can Count on the Experienced Team at Kayal Orthopaedic Center

When your hands are affected by crippling arthritis, trauma, infection or a congenital problem, sometimes the wisest course of action is surgery.

We know. The prospect of surgery can be scary. But this is a decision that you can make confidently along with your skilled and experienced care team at Kayal Orthopaedic Center. We’ve been performing delicate hand and wrist surgery in Paramus and nearby for years with outstanding results. Some conditions that could require hand surgery are sprains, fractures, tendon and nerve injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, trigger finger and trigger thumb.

There are many different kinds of hand surgery, including:

  • Closed reduction and fixation: Your surgeon may choose this procedure if you’ve fractured part of your hand or finger. During the procedure, the fractured bone is realigned and then immobilized using wires, rods, splints, or casts as it heals.
  • Tendon repair: Your tendons are the fibers that connect your muscles to bone. They can be damaged due to trauma, infection or a spontaneous rupture. There are three types of repair: primary (typically performed within one day of the injury), delayed primary (usually performed within a few days of the injury) and secondary (at least two weeks after the injury). Primary repairs usually involve direct surgical corrections while secondary repairs often involve tendon grafts.
  • Nerve repairs: There are three main nerves in your hand: the ulnar, median and radial. When these nerves are damaged, it can harm your ability to move your hand and experience sensation in your hand. Although some of these injuries will heal on their own, others require surgery. If your nerve is severed, your surgeon may reattach it to the other end of the nerve or use a nerve graft.
  • Surgical drainage and debridement: These procedures can help your hand heal from an infection when treatments such as rest, heat, elevation and antibiotics are not enough. If you have an abscess in your hand, drainage may be used to eliminate pus that has collected. Debridement (or cleansing) can help prevent the infection from spreading and can promote healing.
  • Joint replacement: If you suffer from painful, debilitating arthritis, joint replacement could be the answer for you. The procedure, also known as arthroplasty, involves replacing your damaged joint.

Your recovery will depend on a number of factors, including the type of surgery you have and your specific hand problem. Following your surgery, your hand may be placed in a bandage or splint to keep it immobile. Your surgeon also may place specific limits on work and other activities.

Your post-surgery rehabilitation may include physical therapy, occupational therapy—or both. These services are available at Kayal Orthopaedic Center. Rehab can help improve the strength and function of your hand. Your therapy may include specific exercises, heat, massage, traction, nerve stimulation, splinting and bandages to manage swelling.

Be patient. Your recovery could take time. And, for the best results, make sure to follow the instructions of your surgeon and care team.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

The team at Kayal Orthopaedic Center specializes in customized total knee replacement surgery, partial knee replacement surgery, hip replacement and more. To schedule an appointment, call 844.777.0910 or contact us on the web. We’re conveniently located in Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Westwood, Paramus, Paterson, Garfield and North Bergen, NJ, and Stony Point, NY.