If you have a bone fracture in your hand or chronic pain, sometimes the best solution will be surgery in order to effect relief and to restore your ability to use the hand and go about your normal routine. At Sachdev Orthopaedics, we consider surgery to be a last resort, one we recommend only when other less invasive solutions are proven to be insufficient, ineffective, or simply not appropriate to adequately treat the situation. When you do have to avail yourself of our hand surgery in Easton, though, you can feel confident that you’re in the hands of a skilled and experienced specialist.
One area in which our orthopedic surgeon can help is with carpal tunnel syndrome. This occurs when the median nerve of the carpal tunnel becomes compressed. Typically, this happens due to repetitive action, such as typing at a keyboard for many hours, day after day. Symptoms may include pain, numbness, and a tingling sensation in your arm. This might extend also to the shoulder and neck. Our hand surgery in Easton will usually attempt nonsurgical methods such as suggesting stretching and specialized exercises. Other options are corticosteroid injections and night splints. If, however, you are still suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, surgery can offer the needed relief.
A fracture doesn’t always require a surgical solution, but if it is a severe fracture and/or the bone has become displaced, then it will usually be necessary to recommend that a procedure be done to set the bone. The good news is that in most cases, the bone should be expected to heal fully and regain all of its original strength after our hand surgery in Easton.
If you have arthritis, then you don’t need us to tell you about the discomfort and pain that it can cause. As with the other cases mentioned earlier, our orthopedic surgeon will endeavor to address your concerns without resorting to surgery. Medication is often mildly to very effective in treating arthritis symptoms. Our hand surgery in Easton can improve joint alignment or in some cases replace a joint entirely in order to alleviate the pain and difficulty that you’re facing.