Your hands are remarkable anatomical structures with amazing capabilities, which you need for practically everything you do. Your hands are also subject to various types of injuries, degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, congenital defects and infections. Some of the more common hand conditions include Dupuytren’s contracture, trigger finger, ganglion cysts, damaged tendons and arthritis of the thumb. In orthopedics, a hand surgeon deals with conditions of the hands, wrists and forearms, and often treat these conditions without surgery.
An orthopedic doctor who treats hand problems may perform many different types of surgery, including skin grafts, closed reduction and fixation for bone fractures, tendon repairs, nerve repairs, fasciotomy to treat a painful condition known as compartment syndrome (swelling and excess pressure in a small area) and surgical drainage and debridement for hand infections. Hand infections are very common and include sores and abscesses.
At our orthopedic center, we treat people of all ages from all around the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia including Martinsburg, Charles Town, Kearneysville, Hagerstown MD and Winchester VA. If you have any questions about hand surgery, please do not hesitate to call our office at 304-263-5129.