What is Hand Surgery

If your hand is impaired in any way, hand surgery may be just what you need. The very specific surgery can treat diseases that cause pain and impair the strength, function and flexibility of your wrist and fingers.

People with a diminished ability to manipulate our hands to grasp, pinch, wave, touch, shake hands and countless other functions are great candidates for hand surgery.

Consultation & preparing for the surgery

When meeting with Dr. Mecham be prepared to discuss:

  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, allergies, and treatments you’ve had
  • Current medications and other supplements you might be taking
  • Previous surgeries

In your consultation Dr. Mecham will also:

  • Evaluate your general health status
  • Discuss what options you have with a Facelift
  • Examine, measure, and take photographs of your face
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss the likely outcomes and any potential complications and risks
  • Inform you of the anesthesia that will be used during the procedure

Prior to the surgery you may be asked to get some lab testing completed or a medical evaluation. You may also be counseled to take some certain medications or adjust your current medications. If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking.

You will also be asked to avoid taking any aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and any herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.

The Procedure

Dr. Mecham will discuss medications that are available during this procedure can can include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia.

The incision
The most common hand or finger injury requiring surgery is tendon repair. When a tendon is cut it retracts from the original wound site. Tendon repair retrieves the retraced tendon and reconnects it using surgical techniques to restore function and movement. For those suffering from carpal tunnel an incision will be made from the middle of the palm to the wrist, allowing access to the constricted tissue causing pressure on the nerve.
Closing the incision
Incisions may be closed with removable sutures or non-removable sutures.

Recovery and Results

As with any plastic surgery there will be swelling involved with this procedure that may take several weeks to subside. Full results might take a few months be noticeable.

Request a Hand Surgery Consultation

« Return to Procedures