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.
When meeting with Dr. Mecham be prepared to discuss:
In your consultation Dr. Mecham will also:
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.
Dr. Mecham will discuss medications that are available during this procedure can can include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia.
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.
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