Brown Hand Center Performs Successful Thumb Surgeries
- Microvascular, Orthopedic, and Plastic Surgery
- Specialized Hand Surgeons Who Care
- Locations Nationwide
- Thousands of Satisfied Patients
If You Want a Successful Outcome to Your Thumb Surgery, Call Brown Hand Center Today
Humans – our opposable thumbs are one of the things that gave us the great advantage to rise to the top of the food chain. We need our thumbs in order to have full use of our hands. If you have been told you need thumb surgery, contact Brown Hand Center for the hand surgeon industry leaders. We can say this because our hand doctors have participated in a hand fellowship program, allowing them to have training in not only general surgery, but also microvascular, plastic, and orthopedic residency programs. It is this type of combined training that enables our hand surgeons to handle any issues with the hand, wrist, fingers, and even elbows. Thumb surgery is also one of our specialties at our hand surgery center.
Thumb Surgery for Skier’s Thumb & Other Injuries
You might need thumb surgery if you have an injury, such as Skier's Thumb. This is the name given to the rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament of the MP joint of the thumb. The rupture might occur during a fall while skiing or any fall that involves landing on the outstretched thumb, bending it so far as to tear the ligament holding the bones together at the base of the joint. Our hand surgeons will make this diagnosis when your MP joint deviates 45 degrees or more radial-ward or 15 degrees more than your other thumb does. This thumb surgery requires a repair of the ligament to make sure frequent dislocations do not occur. Afterward, our patients require therapy to restore the range of motion.
As with any injury to your hand, you do not want to delay repair, which could lead to permanent damage. It is especially important not to delay in thumb surgery because the permanent damage to your thumb can affect most everything you do, even change your signature.
If You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Brown Hand Center has the Hand Specialists You Need for Thumb Surgery
Facing a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome is never easy. You might need thumb surgery if this is the case. This is a condition where the nerve that controls the thumb and first two fingers gets pinched or trapped. We use endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery to correct the problem. This is the best benefit to our patients because there is a quick recovery with minimal scarring.
Call Brown Hand Center to get rid of the problem and be treated by someone who has the specialty training to fix the problem right the first time. Call us today to book a consultation if you need thumb surgery.
Questions To Ask Your Doctor Before Thumb Surgery
[Posted on Feb 08]
When you have a thumb condition that needs medical attention, you may need to have surgery. Thumb surgery is something you should not rush into. Instead, you should think about your options carefully and learn as much as you can about the procedure before you go through with it. One way you can do this is to take the time to talk to your doctor before you agree to surgery. That way, you can make an informed decision.
Because any type of surgery is a big decision, you should always discuss what your other options are for treatment. In some cases, you may be able to deal with your hand pain or condition just by resting your thumb or wearing a brace or splint. In other cases, you may be able to manage your pain with medication. However, these treatment options don’t always work, and you need to be prepared for this. If you do need surgery, you’ll want to be prepared for whatever that might involve. Ask your doctor questions about these treatment options and which ones might work for you.
When surgery is the best option to deal with your condition, you need to ask your hand doctor what the surgery will entail. Often, people are afraid of surgery just because they don’t know what to expect. When you receive information about your procedure, you can rest a lot easier and won’t be so anxious about going through the procedure. At Brown Hand Center, we can help explain the process of surgery to you and make sure you know what to expect every step of the way.
When facing thumb surgery, you should also ask your doctor how much recovery time you will be facing. This will really depend on what kind of thumb problem you have, but the endoscopic methods used at Brown Hand Center can significantly reduce the amount of time you are unable to use your hand. When you choose the Brown method for your surgery, you’ll be using your thumb and hand again in almost no time at all. Call us today to set up an evaluation and get your thumb pain under control.