Please note, Dr. Bajaj no longer uses this approach and prefers to use other procedures which obtain better results, but the below information is here for posterity sake. Please contact Dr. Bajaj for more information on obtaining the results you desire.
Dr. Bajaj can help restore the function and appearance of your hands when they are negatively affected by disease, injury, or birth defects.
Benefits of Hand Surgery
- Hand injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Birth defects of the hand
- Dupuytren’s contracture
Dr. Bajaj can address a wide variety of conditions, utilizing both surgical and non-surgical techniques. Both adults and children may be candidates for hand surgery.
Your treatment will vary, depending on the problem that is addressed and the technique employed by Dr. Bajaj. The general goal is to achieve the most satisfying outcome (improved hand form and function) with the least invasive, and least risky, procedure. The following are common hand conditions and the treatments that may be utilized to treat them.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by impaired movement, pain, tingling and numbness in the hands.
The technique that is typically used to treat it is called “carpal tunnel release” because it relieves built up pressure within your carpal tunnel. Dr. Bajaj surgically releases the tissue that is pressing against the nerves of the lower hand and wrist, which helps to relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel pain. The surgery requires an incision that travels from the middle of the palm to the wrist.
Dr. Bajaj surgically releases the tissue that is pressing against the nerves of the lower
hand and wrist, which helps to relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel pain.
Restricts hand motion because of thick, scar-like tissue that forms under the skin, which pulls the fingers toward the palm. Treating Dupuytren’s contracture involves cutting and separating the bands of thickened tissue, which frees the tendons and improves finger movement.
Congenital hand deformities
Can interfere with hand growth and seriously impair function. Deformities include syndactyly, short, missing, or deformed fingers, immobile tendons, and abnormal nerves or blood vessels. Many of these deformities can be addressed at a very early age, even during infancy in some cases. In other cases, surgery can be performed after 2 to 3 years, which still allows for normal hand development and functioning.
May deform the finger joints, forcing the fingers into a bent position that impairs movement. A doctor may recommend splints, physical therapy, or corrective surgery. Tissue is removed from the inflamed joints, tendonds are repositioned tendons, or artificial joints are implanted.
When hand surgery is complete, Dr. Bajaj may prescribe medications to manage post-operative pain. Steps for aftercare will be provided, which may include steps to immobilize the hand(s). In many cases, physical therapy is recommended to help optimize rehabilitation of the hand.