Do I need hand surgery, or will my issue heal on its own?
The only way to know the answer to this question is to seek the services of a hand specialist in your area who can best assess your current situation.
Hand injuries can be complex and painful.
However, there are some early indicators that may point to you needing hand surgery.
Signs You Need Hand Surgery
Below are some of the best indicators that you might require hand surgery:
- Your hand bones are unstable
- You have bones which are piercing your skin
- You have shattered bones
- Your finger positions are out of whack
- You have a minimized range of motion of your fingers
- Your fingers are experiencing some numbness
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms up above, it is important that you seek the services of a hand doctor as soon as possible.
Diagnosing Hand Issues
Your hand surgeon will be able to perform x-rays and physical examinations to determine if you need surgery.
If your doctor says that surgery is the right option for you, they will implant screws, plates or wires into your hand to keep them in place for optimized healing.
These implants can be removed once your hand has healed.
However, many doctors recommend leaving them in place.
Do I Need Hand Surgery?
If you are wondering if you need hand surgery it is probably a smart choice to call your local hand doctor to schedule an appointment.
At Herrera Reconstructive Surgery, we are dedicated to diagnosing your hand issues in order to find the best treatment options to make your life more comfortable.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Herrera, please call Herrera Reconstructive Surgery today at (301)739-7790.
You can also find more information on our website, here.