Hand surgery may be recommended for an injury, deficiency, or ailment that causes frequent pain, limited range of motion, loss of feeling, or deformation. The condition may affect your fingers, hand, wrist, and forearm. As a result, even basic life tasks may become difficult. It can be challenging to eat, dress, exercise, lift objects, or you may simply dislike how your hands look.
Hand surgery may be an optimal solution for damaged or infected tendons, muscles, nerves, or bones, especially if therapy and medications are not enough. Thankfully, hand surgery is a successful and safe procedure with high satisfaction rates that aims to permanently restore hand, finger, wrist function, and appearance.
Call (719) 632-7669 to schedule a consultation with one of our hand surgeons today or visit us at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group.
Hand Surgery with Modern Technology
If we were to compare modern hand surgery of today with the technology of several years ago the difference would be astounding. Surgery has improved so dramatically over the past decade with modern technologies and advancements.
10 Years Ago: A patient who may have received hand surgery several years ago would have had to frequently change out her bandages. She also would have received a lot of physical therapy and had noticeable scarring.
Today: If that same patient were to receive surgery on her hand utilizing minimally invasive techniques, her recovery would be three times faster, her incisions would be so small that the doctors could use glue instead of bandages to close them (so there would be no need to change out bandages), and she would also experience minimal scarring. In fact, the scarring might not even be visible.