Hand Surgery Specialist

Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists provides comprehensive orthopedic care to the communities around Denver, Colorado. Their services include hand surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine, specialized surgery, therapy, and injury prevention. As a specialty practice, they offer patients a single source of complete orthopedic specialties and world-class care.

Hand Surgery Q & A

Who needs hand surgery?

Hand surgery is an option for many people who suffer from pain that limits the functionality of their hands. Hand surgery is also useful for repairing nerve damaging diseases, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar tunnel syndrome. Additionally, hand surgery is useful for removing deformities such as cysts, or restoring hand usage after a spinal cord injury. If you have been suffering from pain and limited use of your hand, hand surgery might be the treatment option you’ve been looking for.

How quick and effective is hand surgery?

Fortunately, the recovery time for most hand surgeries is very short, ranging from a few days to a few weeks. In most cases, you will be released the same day that you have had hand surgery. The turnaround is very quick compared to other procedures. It is also possible, if necessary, that you will be able to have surgery on both of your hands at the same time, instead of having to schedule separate operations. During this time, you will undergo physical therapy to help your hand regain its strength and functionality.

What Is Involved in the Process of Getting Hand Surgery?

If you’ve been dealing with limited hand usage and are considering hand surgery, your first step should be to consult with an expert. You can schedule an appointment with your orthopedist or you can start the care process with your general practitioner. An orthopedist is more likely to do diagnostic tests such as an x-ray to see if you have a fracture or sprain. Anytime you have had an injury and pain is involved, you should see a doctor. Bone damage is made worse if the healing process begins and bones are not properly aligned. An orthopedic doctor is very well equipped to help accurately diagnose the cause of your symptoms, provide in-depth care, treatment, and therapy after treatment.