Type of Surgery

Hand & Wrist

Surgeries performed on the hands and wrists emphasize the preservation of functionality, working to salvage the mechanics of the structures. Carpal tunnel surgeries are in particularly high demand right now, since that condition afflicts a large portion of the population. Reconstruction surgeries are also widely performed on trauma victims.

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Amputation is the surgical removal of a limb or body part. It is performed to remove diseased tissue or relieve pain.

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Arthroplasty is surgery performed to relieve pain and restore range of motion by realigning or reconstructing a dysfunctional joint.

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Hand Surgery

Hand surgery refers to procedures performed to treat traumatic injuries or loss of function resulting from such diseases as advanced arthritis of the hand.

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Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure that allows surgeons to visualize, diagnose, and treat joint problems. The name is derived from the Greek words arthron, joint, and skopein, to look at. Arthroscopy is performed using an arthroscope, a small fiber-optic instrument that enables a close look at the inside of a joint through a small incision.

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Introduction to Hand and Wrist Surgery
Our hands play in invaluable role in the daily manipulation of objects. Whether it’s fitting a key into your front door or doing heavy lifting...

Finding a Hand and Wrist Surgeon
Who do you trust with the health of your hands and wrist? Small as these appendages may seem in the scheme of things, they perform a wide variety...

What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
Surgery can be somewhat frightening even for the bravest among us. You are only partially clothed, everywhere you look people are dressed in masks...

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Over seven million Americans required hospitalization for orthopedic conditions.

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