Reconstructive hand surgery is a very specialized surgery that can treat conditions that cause pain and impair the strength, function and flexibility of the wrist and fingers. Some conditions that hand surgery help to correct include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Dupuytren’s contracture
At Albany Medical Center, our specially trained plastic surgeons will determine the appropriate type of hand surgery depending on the condition that it is intended to treat. Ranging from injury due to trauma or abnormalities present at birth, our plastic surgeons have the capabilities to address the most complex hand surgeries.
When treating traumatic hand or finger injury, tendon repair is required.
When fingers are fused together, a condition called syndactyly, specialized surgical techniques are used to correct the problem.
Depending on the type of hand surgery procedure performed, the final outcome of surgery is to improve and restore function in the hand. Desired results may develop over time, but advancements in hand surgery have accomplished most favorable outcomes in reconstruction.