Can Tendon and Nerves Be Repaired?
If you've lost movement in your hand, or experience pain when moving your hand or grasping items, it could be a sign of tendonitis in your hand. Additionally, nerve injuries to the hand can also cause impaired sensation and negatively impact the function of your hand(s). However, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Steckler offers tendon and nerve repair at Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery. At his state-of-the-art office, Dr. Steckler can perform repair surgeries and digital repair to help you regain the function of your hand once again. For more information, contact our Ridgeland, MS office.
How Can Tendon and Nerve Damage be Treated?
In order to develop a unique treatment plan for your tendon or nerve issues, Dr. Steckler will begin by performing an analysis of your issues to identify the root cause of your pain. From there, he can establish a treatment plan specifically for you. In many cases, surgery may be necessary. This surgery can last anywhere from 45 – 60 minutes. At the start of this procedure, Dr. Steckler will make an incision in your hand. From there, he will stitch the two ends of the tendon or nerve being treated together. He will stitch your incision, bandage your hand, and then you will be able to start your healing process. For 3 – 5 days after your surgery, you'll likely experience swelling in the hand. This will subside on its own, but could take between 6 – 8 weeks. Over the next month, your range of motion should start to return. After about 10 – 12 weeks, you should expect your full strength to be back.
Alleviate Tendon and Nerve Pain
Tendon and nerve pain can cause a lot of discomfort and can often take a long time to heal on its own. That's why at Mississippi Center for Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Steckler offers tendon and nerve repair. For more information on this surgical procedure, contact our Ridgeland, MS office.