Arthroscopic Surgery of Hand and Upper Extremity
Orthopedic Specialists of South Florida
Miami Dade and Broward Counties
If you need orthopedic surgery of the hand or upper extremity, we advise you to contact one of our medical representatives at Orthopedic Specialists of South Florida. We can schedule a medical consultation for you with an orthopedic surgeon at our facility to discuss treatment plans. Our surgeons can address such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglion cysts, trigger finger, and perform reconstruction hand surgery. We have successfully helped hundreds of patients with these types of hand and upper extremity problems.
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If you are suffering from any of the above conditions, it is in your best interests to consult with an orthopedic specialist at our medical facility to get comprehensive advice and treatment for your specific medical problem. We welcome new patients and will do our utmost to provide you with the outstanding care for which we are known.
If you need orthopedic treatment for the hand or upper extremity,
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to schedule a consultation with a Miami Dade Orthopedic Specialist at our medical center today.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common source of hand numbness and pain. When the tissues surrounding the flexor tendons in the wrist swell and put pressure on the median nerve, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs.
In addition to numbness and pain, tingling, an electric shock-like feeling in the thumb and fingers, and strange sensations traveling up the arm are common symptoms. They usually begin gradually, and initially come and go. Carpal tunnel symptoms may occur at any time, but since many people sleep with their wrists curled, symptoms at night are common and may awaken you from sleep. Additionally, activities like holding a phone, reading, and driving may trigger the carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms as well.
Heredity, hand use, hormonal changes, age, and medical conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid gland imbalance can contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. In most cases, there is not a single cause.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ganglion cysts contain a thick, clear, mucus-like fluid and rise out of the connective tissues between bones and muscles. Usually, the more active the wrist, the larger the cyst becomes. With rest, however, the lump generally decreases in size.
Ganglion cysts can be found at different places on the wrist and may be visible or not. If they are hidden under the skin, occult ganglions, they tend to be quite painful. Large visible and unattractive ganglia may or may not be painful. Initial treatment is not surgical.
Reconstructive Hand Surgery
Reconstructive surgery may be desirable for people with a multitude of aliments. For people with tumors, webbed toes or fingers, extra fingers or toes, or carpal tunnel syndrome, reconstructive hand surgery is common.
Healing from these procedures generally takes several months, but the results of reconstructive surgery will last your entire life.
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Trigger finger limits finger movement. When the finger is straightened, it will lock or catch before popping out straight. Trigger finger can affect the tendons in the fingers or thumb.
A tender lump in the palm, swelling, catching or popping sensations in your joints, and pain when bending or straightening your fingers are common symptoms of trigger finger. Stiffness and catching tend to be worse after inactivity.
The cause of trigger finger is usually unknown. It is more common, however, in women, people between 45 and 60 years of age, and those with certain medical problems such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.