Hand Surgery in East County
Hand and upper extremity surgery is a broad field that includes all surgical treatment of the bones, joints, nerves, blood vessels, tendons, and ligaments from the shoulder to the hand. Individuals seek hand surgery for various reasons, from treating pain, infections, hand injuries, fixing loss of function, or improving the hands’ appearance. Due to the complexity of these bodily functions, you should only work with the most qualified and trained surgeons when seeking treatment.
Dr. Jindal performs hand surgery for men and women in East County, San Diego.
Am I a Candidate for Hand Surgery?
You will need to book a consultation with a surgeon to verify that you are a candidate for hand surgery. Typically, hand surgery is sought by patients with conditions such as painful carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid, or Dupuytren’s contracture.
Additionally, according to the ASPS, patients seeking hand surgery will generally:
- Not have underlying medical conditions or illnesses that will impact proper healing
- Be a non-smoker or willing to give up smoking pre and post-surgery
- Have a positive outlook
- Have realistic expectations for the surgery
- Are committed and willing to follow the surgeon’s exact post-surgery instructions
How Is Hand Surgery Performed?
There are various types of hand surgeries, including:
- Closed reduction and fixation
- Tendon repair
- Nerve repair
- Joint replacement
You may be administered local anesthesia if your surgery isn’t too complicated. Some hand surgeries will require general anesthesia. You can discuss your anesthesia options with your doctor.
What Is Hand Surgery Recovery Like?
Recovery from your hand surgery will also depend on the type of surgery you had. In your consultation with your surgeon, you will be given an estimated time for recovery. Your surgeon will also let you know if you will need a ride home, be unable to use your hand for a while, and can’t return to work for a period of time.
The pain post-surgery can be anywhere from mild to severe. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication if it’s necessary.
What Results Can I Expect From Hand Surgery?
In many cases, while surgery is an improvement to your condition, it’s only the start of recovery. After surgery, many patients will require hand exercise and physical therapy to see significant improvements in their hands. A combination of medication, rest, and physical therapy is quite typical post-surgery.
Your surgeon will set realistic expectations for your results post-surgery.
Interested in Hand Surgery in East County?
If you’re interested in hand surgery in East County, San Diego, Coastal Plastic Surgeons is your top choice. Your hand is a crucial part of your body that you use every day. You can’t trust hand surgery to just anyone. It needs to be done by a professional, qualified, and experienced surgeon. Dr. Jindal can perform all types of hand, wrist, and forearm surgery. He also offers wound care services, nerve, and microvascular surgery, reconstructive procedures, and non-invasive and surgical cosmetic procedures.
Book your consultation with Dr. Jindal by calling (858) 365-3558 or filling out this online form. Whatever your hand issue is, there may be a solution around the corner with Coastal Plastic Surgeons.