If your hand is impaired in any way, surgery may improve your condition. This type of very specialized surgery can treat hand injuries and 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.
Other conditions that affect the hand include but are not limited to: Tendinopathies, Triger Fingers, Nerve Entrapments, Tendon Injuries, Ganglion Cysts, Extra Digits, Missing Digitis, Congenital Disorders …etc.
Dr. Hayek has attained an extratraining in Hand Surgery and can perform most surgical procedures on the hand and wrist including arthroscopic repair of wrist injuries and replantation of digits.« Return to Services