Surgical Hand Procedures
Hand pain can be debilitating. We understand. If you have experienced hand trauma and require a surgical procedure to improve functionality, motion, or aesthetics, we are prepared and skilled to perform the necessary repairs. The majority of these procedures can be done on an outpatient basis in our office.
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a progressive, painful condition caused by compression of hand the median nerve in your wrist. Carpal Tunnel Release surgery treats this syndrome by severing the band of tissue around the wrist to reduce pressure on the median nerve. Surgery is done under local anesthesia in our office.
Trigger Finger Release
Stenosing tenosynovitis, or Trigger Finger, is a condition that affects tendons in your fingers or thumb. If you have trigger finger, your bent finger sticks in place when you try to straighten it. Then, your finger will suddenly shoot straight out. This can be caused by thickening or inflamed sheaths that the tendon passes through. The Trigger Finger Release procedure is done through a small incision near the base of your affected finger. Dr. Steckler can open the constricted section of the problem sheath, which will allow your finger’s tendon to glide more freely.
Dequervain’s Tendonitis Release
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you have de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, it will probably hurt when you turn your wrist, grasp anything or make a fist.
During Dr. Steckler’s procedure, he inspects the sheath surrounding the involved tendon or tendons and then opens the sheath to release the pressure. The tendons are then able to glide freely.
Removal of Lesions and Tumors
Lumps and bumps of all kinds can occur on the hand. Warts, moles, cysts (ganglion, epidermal), malignant growths like melanoma and basal cell carcinoma, and more can grow on the wrist and may need to be removed. By choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Steckler, you have an expert handling your incisions.
Have you lost movement in your hands, or are you experiencing pain and inflammation due to tendon damage? Dr. Steckler performs tendon repair surgeries.
Fractures of the hand can occur in either the small bones of the fingers (phalanges) or the long bones (metacarpals). If you have injured your hand, you might have broken bones if you experience swelling, an inability to move your fingers, deformity, shortened fingers, or depressed knuckles. After a hand injury, sometimes fractures require surgery to stabilize and align the bones. Dr. Steckler is able to implant wires, screws, or plates to hold the pieces of the fractured bone in place during healing. After the bone or bones have healed, Dr. Steckler may remove these or leave them in place.
Nerve injuries can cause impaired sensation and function in your hands. Dr. Steckler is able to repair damaged or severed hand nerves. Digital nerve repair involves stitching the ends of severed nerves back together and repairing the nerve sheath – the outer protective cover of nerves.Schedule a consultation →