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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Hand Surgery (Overview)

Hand surgery is a meticulous surgical procedure that occurs on your hands. There are few places where there is such in intimate association of blood vessels, nerves, bones, tendons and joints. This is why a dedicated hand surgeon performs these various surgeries.


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Vascular surgery on hand?

Vascular surgery on hand?

Yes: What kind of surgery on the hand, yes could be done if there is indication for it. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
135 doctors shared insights

Hand Surgery (Overview)

Hand surgery is a meticulous surgical procedure that occurs on your hands. There are few places where there is such in intimate association of blood vessels, nerves, bones, tendons and joints. This is why a dedicated hand surgeon performs these various surgeries.


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Can wrist arthroscopy surgery hurt?

Can wrist arthroscopy surgery hurt?

Yes: While less invasive and less painful post operatively than an open procedure there is a period of post op pain associated with the procedure. Level of pain depends on the type of procedure performed. ...Read more

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What's tendon hand surgery necessary for?

What's tendon hand surgery necessary for?

Restore function: If you cut or rupture a tendon you will lose the ability to either extend or flex a joint. Repair is necessary to restore the function. In the hand, each tendon has a specific function. More information is needed for a precise explanation. ...Read more

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Is hand swelling normal after carpal tunnel surgery?

Is hand swelling normal after carpal tunnel surgery?

Yes: Initially swelling would be normal. Elevating your hand and moving your fingers should help with this. After several weeks, there should not be hand swelling. Some wrist swelling at the incision site may be normal though for 6 weeks.. ...Read more

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How will the hand be bandaged after carpel tunnel surgery?

How will the hand be bandaged after carpel tunnel surgery?

Depends: Some surgeons apply a splint for several weeks while others just wrap with gauze for a few days. No evidence that one is better than the other. ...Read more

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How is carpal tunnel surgery performed?

How is carpal tunnel surgery performed?

By proper surgeon: Carpal tunnel syndrome, if appropriately diagnosed, shold be treated non-surgically if possible and then if surgery is needed, should be performed by a reputable surgeon trained and skilled in this surgery. An incision is made over the middle of the heels of the hand and wrist and down through a fibrous ligament to release pressure on the nerve. Ortho, neuro or plastic surgeons usually do this. ...Read more

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Hand surgeon in bangalore for surgery on shifting fracture?

Hand surgeon in bangalore for surgery on shifting fracture?

ASSH.org/AAOS.org: I don't know any orthopaedic or hand surgeons in india. You might try the above websites to see if they have any international affiliates. Those websites are for the american society for surgery of the hand(assh) and the american association of orthopaedic surgry(aaos). ...Read more

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Would numbness after hand surgery go away?

Would numbness after hand surgery go away?

Resolution of: Numbness after hand surgery such as carpal tunnel release is dependent upon many factors but the primary issue is what the nerve was like before the surgery. The more severe the preoperative symptoms, the more severe the nerve compression as shown on nerve studies and EMG and the more time that the severe compression has been there all limit recovery. However putting off surgery for fear is bad 2. ...Read more

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Is vascular surgery on hand done by a hand or vascularsurgeon?

Is vascular surgery on hand done by a hand or vascularsurgeon?

By vascular surgeons: Vascular surgery of hand is done by vascular surgeons , however some hand surgeons are trained to do , vascular surgery in the hand like implantation of fingers etc. ...Read more

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Suggest some hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Suggest some  hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Six pack hand : Six pack hand exercises are easy to look up online. Just search and you'll find many diagrams. It's easy to find these online ...Read more

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How long after open carpal tunnel surgery will your hand be swollen?

How long after open carpal tunnel surgery will your hand be swollen?

Several weeks: Hand swelling is common after a carpal tunnel release. Take it easy on the hand for a few weeks and the swelling should resolve. I tell my patients to give the hand a chance to heal. ...Read more

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Surgery to reconstruct pec major after tendon tear 5 CM 6 wks post op tingling and numbness in hand pain in pec shoulder arm forearm elbow point ?

Surgery to reconstruct pec major after tendon tear 5 CM 6 wks post op tingling and numbness in hand pain in pec shoulder arm forearm elbow point  ?

Nerve irritation: Postoperative parasthesias( numbness, tingling, etc.) are not uncommon after your type of surgery. Nerves that provide sensation/ pain temperature and help to move muscles in your forearm and hand are fairly close by. Once the swelling from the surgery subsides these symptoms should diminish... If they don't consult w/ your orthopedic surgeon. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Does foot surgery involve hopsitalization?

Does foot surgery involve hopsitalization?

Usually not: Most foot surgery is performed at surgery centers or as outpatient hospital surgery. If you are having extensive foot surgery, or you have a medical problem such as diabetes, have a major infection you might be hospitalized. Ask your foot surgeon for more specifics. ...Read more

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Is radial tunnel syndrome surgery the same as tennis elbow surgery?

Is radial tunnel syndrome surgery the same as tennis elbow surgery?

Elbow surgery: No. Radial tunnel surgery involves decompressing the radial nerve at the forearm. Tennis elbow surgery involves debriding the extensor capri radialis brevis tendon inflamed origin. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel surgery painful?

Carpal Tunnel Surger: For most people this is not painful but recovery will vary according to work status (self employed versus workmen's compensation.). ...Read more

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What is wrist arthroscopic surgery like?

What is wrist arthroscopic surgery like?

Outpatient surgery: They usually just numb up your arm and sedated you.Your wrist is distracted and filled with fluid. 3-4 small portals (holes) are made to evaluate the wirst joints. Thru the portals things can be shaved, or fixed sometimes findings require an open surgery. A splint is applied for a few weeks or more depending on what is done. ...Read more

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R hand. Surgery w implant done. 7-2-11 following mva. Why is hand numb on back?

R hand.  Surgery w implant done. 7-2-11 following mva. Why is hand numb on back?

Not unusual: If you had implant surgery for your wrist, they probably made the incision on the back of your wrist. There are small nerves that cross the area and must be pulled aside or even cut in order to do the surgery. Most often this either gets better over the course of time, or you get used to it. This isn't an area where lack of sensation makes a difference in function. Most are not bothered by it. ...Read more

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What surgeon does the dupuytren`s contracture operation?

What  surgeon does the dupuytren`s contracture operation?

Hand surgeon: Just to mention, there are other options available besides surgery, the latest being xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) Collagenase injections. If used properly this can be an excellent alternative to traditional surgery. Check out www.Myhandhealth.Com and click on xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) or dupuytrens. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hand Surgery (Definition)

Hand surgery is a meticulous surgical procedure that occurs on your hands. There are few places where there is such in intimate association of blood vessels, nerves, bones, tendons and joints. This is why a dedicated hand surgeon ...Read more