Orthopedic Hand Surgery in Kansas City, MO

We use our hands every day for many different tasks, which means when pain or discomfort in your hand arises, the effects it can have on day-to-day life are infinite. 

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Even the slightest injury can cause issues completing the most basic of tasks. Common conditions that produce hand problems include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Deformities
  • Trauma including Sports Injuries

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Surgery can be performed on the hand to help restore its function and to help relieve symptoms associated with deformities, inflammation, pain, and injury to the hand and fingers. Hand surgeries can also be performed to repair tendons and nerves to restore range of motion and strength in the hand. Below is a small list of the many surgical procedures for the hand:

  • Nerve and Tendon Repairs
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release (CTR)
  • Fusion Procedures

Hand Surgery Recovery

Generally, it takes 2 to 4 months for full recovery after hand surgery; a few months are typically required to return to all normal activities. A common issue everyone runs into after surgery is swelling and inflammation which then can lead to pain and discomfort. The most important thing to remember is RICE:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

This should start immediately after surgery and continue for 3 to 7 days after swelling has gone down. This at-home therapy will also help with any pain one may encounter during their recovery.

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If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, please contact Orthopedic Health of Kansas City and make an appointment with one of our Kansas City hand and wrist specialists. They will perform a complete examination, diagnosing and ultimately treating any problem. From simple physical therapy to complicated surgery, you’re in good hands with Orthopedic Health of Kansas City and we will do what it takes to get you active again.