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Hand Surgery

No matter what you do for work or for fun, pain or disability in your hand can put limits on your life. At Benefis Health System, our orthopedic surgeons can return you to the activities you love. They have the skills and experience to correct the full range of hand injuries and conditions.

Hand Problems

When you break a bone in your hand or injure a joint or tendon, you know right away that you need medical care. Other hand conditions begin gradually, and you may put off seeing a specialist. Your best plan is to see a Benefis orthopedic surgeon whenever a problem with your hand limits your activities.

Our orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat conditions such as:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Finger joint arthritis
  • Fractures of the hand or wrist
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Golf injuries to the hand, wrist, or elbow
  • Nerve injuries
  • Osteoarthritis in wrist, hand, or finger joints
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist sprains

Effective Treatments

Not all hand conditions require surgery, and your Benefis orthopedic surgeon will recommend the appropriate treatment for your specific problem. That could include physical therapy, medications, injections, or other care.

When surgery is the best option, you can count on our orthopedic surgeons to use the safest, most effective procedure available. Depending on your injury or condition, you may have one of these:

  • Carpal tunnel release. This surgery relives pain from carpal tunnel syndrome by cutting a specific ligament at the base of the hand. This makes more room for the tendons and nerve that pass through the carpal tunnel.
  • Closed reduction and fixation. This realigns broken bones in the hand and immobilizes them so they can heal.
  • Cubital tunnel surgery. Cubital tunnel syndrome happens when the ulnar nerve (the “funny bone” nerve) is stretched or compressed. The result is pain, tingling, or weakness in the hand. Surgery to correct this condition involves moving the ulnar nerve to a different position in the elbow, where it’s less likely to be injured.
  • Joint replacement. People with severe arthritis in their hand can benefit from this surgery, which replaces the damaged joint with an artificial one.
  • Tendon repair. Tendons can be injured or completely torn. The repair reconnects the torn portions, either directly or with a graft.
  • Trigger finger surgery. With trigger finger, certain tissues in the finger become inflamed or thickened making it hard for the tendons to slide smoothly. Eventually, the affected finger is very difficult to extend and may lock in a bent position. Surgery releases the tendon so it can glide freely.

Orthopedic surgeons at Benefis are experts in these and other hand surgeries and treatments. If your hand is painful or isn’t functioning properly, make an appointment today. Your provider will quickly get you on the path to recovery.