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Hand and Wrist Surgery

Hand and Wrist Surgery

About Hand and Wrist Surgery

Hand and wrist surgery requires true expertise and skill, and that’s why Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgery Specialists is your best destination when you have hand and wrist problems. At Los Angeles-area offices in East Los Angeles, Wilshire, Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera, Tarzana, Encino, Valencia, and Montebello, California, you’ll find the highest standard of customized orthopedic care, so why settle for anything less? Call the office nearest you or book your surgery consultation online now. 

What is hand and wrist surgery?

Hand and wrist surgery refers to surgery involving the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other tissues in your upper extremities. 

The hand and wrist surgeons at Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgery Specialists have specialized training and skills with this type of surgery, including advanced minimally invasive techniques like arthroscopy surgery. 

What conditions might require hand and wrist surgery?

You might need hand or wrist surgery if you have an issue such as: 

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Fractures
  • Nerve damage
  • Trigger finger
  • Tendonitis
  • Ganglion cyst

In many cases, nonsurgical treatment helps with these conditions. For example, physical therapy, splinting, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or corticosteroid injections can often help your body heal on its own. 

However, if you have chronic hand or wrist pain, or if a structural problem keeps you from using your hand and wrist normally, surgery could be the best alternative. 

What does hand and wrist surgery involve?

There are many different types of hand and wrist surgery, and the skilled surgeons at Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgery Specialists can recommend the approach that suits your issue the best. 

Most hand and wrist surgeries use a minimally invasive surgical technique, such as arthroscopy. With this type of surgery, you have tiny puncture-like skin openings called ports rather than long incisions. 

Your surgeon views the inside of an injured joint using an arthroscope, a slender tube with a miniature camera attached. They use additional ports for access to your joint.

Arthroscopy and other minimally invasive techniques are particularly well-suited for the delicate hand and wrist areas because they allow for highly precise surgical movements without disrupting a lot of surrounding tissue. Also, minimally invasive surgery allows for a much faster recovery with less need of pain medication.

Some types of hand and wrist surgery may require open surgery, in which your surgeon makes one long incision. This gives your surgeon more room to operate, so it might be necessary if you have extensive hand or wrist damage. 

Regardless of the kind of hand or wrist surgery you need, the Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgery Specialists team supports you throughout your recovery, including physical therapy and pain management. 

If you have hand or wrist pain that’s making it hard to function, call Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgery Specialists or click on the online booking link now.