Procedures

  • Basal Joint Surgery

    Pain in the basal joint caused by arthritis makes it difficult for patients to grip and hold or twist objects between the thumb and fingers. This surgical procedure removes and rebuilds the basal joint. Accessing the Joint An incision is created at the lower section of the thumb and the wrist area where the basal […]

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  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

    CT scans, sometimes called CAT scans, are specialized x-rays used to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions. CT scans are most commonly used to study the chest, brain, abdomen and pelvis. They are helpful in diagnosing cancers, vascular diseases and bone injuries.

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  • De Quervain’s Release

    This outpatient procedure relieves the symptoms of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis by releasing the tendon sheath that wraps around the tendons at the base of the thumb. This relieves pressure and friction on the tendons, allowing them to glide freely.

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  • Digital Mucous Cyst Excision

    This outpatient procedure is used to remove a mucous cyst, a small, fluid-filled sac that forms on back of the finger near the base of the fingernail.

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  • Digital Nerve Repair

    This microsurgical procedure is used to reconnect the severed ends of a nerve in the hand to allow the nerve to heal and to reduce the possibility that a neuroma will form. Nerve repair can help restore sensation and muscle function, however, in many cases normal sensation and function is not fully restored.

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  • Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate

    This procedure uses a metal implant to stabilize a fracture in the radius near the wrist. The radius is the largest of the bones of the forearm. Preparation The patient is positioned so that the surgeon has access to the palm side of the forearm. The area is cleaned and sterilized, and anesthetic is administered. […]

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  • Finger Felon Drainage

    The purpose of this procedure is to drain the pus and relieve the pressure and pain that results from an abscess in the pad of the fingertip, called a felon. Although commonly performed on an outpatient basis, severe infections may require hospitalization and antibiotics.

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  • Finger Fracture Fixation

    This procedure uses pins, screws or metal plates to repair broken bones in the fingers. The actual fixation method will depend on the location and pattern of the break.

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  • Finger Joint Fusion (DIP Joint)

    This outpatient procedure is used to resolve the pain of a severely arthritic joint of the finger by permanently stopping finger movement. This is most commonly used for the joint nearest the fingertip, called the DIP joint, although any joint in the finger can be fused.

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  • Ganglion Cyst Removal

    This outpatient procedure is used to remove a ganglion cyst, a fluid-filled sac that forms as a herniation from a joint capsule, ligament or tendon sheath. Ganglion cysts commonly develop at the wrist.

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  • Joint Synovectomy

    This procedure removes diseased or damaged synovium, a thin layer of tissue that lines joint capsules and tendon sheaths and provides lubrication for movement. The synovium can be inflamed for a variety of reasons, most commonly rheumatoid arthritis.

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  • Limited Palmar Fasciectomy for Dupuytren’s Contracture

    This surgical procedure is performed to treat fingers that have become flexed because of Dupuytren’s contracture. In this procedure, the thickened and contracted part of the fascia – the layer of tissue just beneath the skin – is removed. There are many variations of this surgery based on the severity of the condition.

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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    This noninvasive medical imaging technique uses a powerful magnetic field to create a detailed three-dimensional view of the inside of the body. The images it produces are similar to those generated by a CT scan. However, MRI images provide a much clearer view of soft tissues. This makes MRI a valuable diagnostic tool for the […]

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  • Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

    This procedure is performed to relieve pressure on the median nerve, alleviating the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome and restoring normal sensation to the hand and fingers. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis.

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  • Tendon Repair

    This procedure, performed under general anesthesia, is used to repair a ruptured or severed tendon in the finger or thumb.

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  • Trigger Digit Release

    During this minimally-invasive procedure, the surgeon opens a narrowed tendon pulley at the base of the finger or thumb affected by trigger digit. Opening the pulley prevents the nodule from catching, allowing the affected digit to flex and extend normally with no triggering or pain. Preparation The patient is positioned so that the palm of […]

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  • Wrist Arthroscopy

    This minimally invasive outpatient procedure allows the surgeon to evaluate and treat injuries and disorders of the ligaments, cartilage, and bones of the wrist. The surgeon uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, and tiny instruments which are inserted through small incisions in the wrist.

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  • Wrist Fusion (Total Wrist Arthrodesis)

    This surgical procedure relieves pain and corrects deformities of the wrist caused by injury, trauma, arthritis, or genetic defect. The procedure fuses the radius, the carpal and metacarpal bones.

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