Hand surgeons are dedicated to repairing one of the most sensitive yet powerful and useful joints in the body. We use our hands throughout the day to perform various activities, from getting dressed to driving and working. When an injury or other issue causes damage, pain and a limited range of motion can make tasks as simple as brushing teeth difficult if not impossible.
There are numerous hand issues that require expert care from an orthopedic specialist or hand surgeon: hand injuries such as a broken bone, degenerative changes to the structures in the hand, congenital problems, infections, compound hand fractures, varying types of arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects more than eight million people a year.
Advanced Orthopedic’s skilled hand surgeons use the highest level of technical expertise and innovation to offer a broad spectrum of the most effective non-surgical treatment options before pursuing surgery. Each hand surgeon works closely with patients to develop a treatment plan that restores function, minimizes pain, and meets the demands of each patient’s normal routine.
Treatments might include anti-inflammatory medications, epidural steroid injections, or nerve stimulation. The injured hand may be immobilized in a customized bandage or splint. Limb manipulation and stretching or exercises can also help many patients regain strength and motion.
And while hand surgeons prefer to pursue conservative treatment first in the hopes of giving patients the relief they need without the need for surgery, there are times when surgery is required to repair the damaged joint.
Some of the most common procedures performed by Advanced Orthopedic hand surgeons include treating fractures, repairing damaged tendons (often worn down by wear and tear), trigger finger or carpal tunnel release surgery, and surgery to resolve a condition called Dupuytren’s Contracture, which leads to a permanent over-flexing of the hand.
Hand surgeries also include joint replacement, tendon repair, nerve repair, skin grafts, skin flaps, and replantation, which reattaches fingers. Closed reduction and fixation surgery realign broken or fractured bones, and a fasciotomy relieves pain and tension and improves circulation loss.
In all cases, it is extremely important to arrive at an informed diagnosis and well-thought-out treatment plan before your symptoms worsen, or irreparable damage occurs. The extensively trained and highly sought-after hand surgeons at Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists are dedicated to returning patients to the life they enjoyed before their hand problems arose.
At Advanced Ortho, our experienced hand surgeons are highly sought after for their innovative therapies and evidence-based treatments. Patients benefit not only from the latest technological advancements and procedures but from a multidisciplinary approach to delivering world-class, compassionate care from diagnosis through rehabilitation. At Advanced Ortho, our goal is simple: to be your first and foremost choice for hand surgery. Our offices are conveniently located across the front range, and it’s easy to make an appointment. Find the provider that fits your needs and contact us today.
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