Common Hand Conditions

Nonsurgical approaches to hand conditions can sometimes offer temporary relief, but surgery is often best for a long-lasting solution. We take an individualized approach to each person’s needs, developing a treatment plan that restores both function and appearance to the hands.

Contact us online today to learn more about your hand surgery options for arthritis, carpal tunnel or other common hand conditions. The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas helps men and women from Austin, Round Rock and throughout Texas restore hand function with reconstructive surgery.

Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis is an inflammatory joint condition. Surgery can help alleviate joint pain through a full joint replacement. Joint fusion is another surgical option to reduce pain and stiffness.
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed when the nerves leading from the wrist to the hand become irritated, causing symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to shooting pain. Surgical release of the affected nerve can bring permanent relief.
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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Commonly misdiagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome, this nerve inflammation causes elbow and wrist pain. Numbness and tingling are also seen with cubital tunnel syndrome. During surgery, the pressure on the nerve is relieved.
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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

This painful inflammation of the tendons responsible for thumb mobility can be made worse through repetitive movement. Surgery reduces swelling to return pain-free function to the thumb and wrist.
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Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren’s disease (sometimes called Dupuytren’s contracture) causes nodules to develop in the palm of the hand, which worsen enough to pull the fingers out of their normal placement and decrease hand function. Surgery helps improve movement again.
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Ganglion Cysts

These non-cancerous lumps can appear through the joints and tendons of the hand and wrist. While some cysts are painless, the majority cause persistent pain that often worsens with movement. Draining or removing the cyst helps relieve pain and restore hand function again.
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Trigger Fingers

This is a locking or snapping of the fingers when trying to open or close the fist. Trigger finger causes joint stiffness and even pain, especially after inactivity. Surgery is one option that restores easier joint movement to prevent locking.
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Other Conditions

Our surgical team can address a number of hand conditions like tumors and vascular conditions. Through surgery and other treatment, we can help return your hands to full health again.
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