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By Pedro J. Loredo, M.D. III
January 11, 2022
Category: General
Tags: Hand Surgeon  

At Loredo Hand Care Institute, Dr. Pedro Loredo is your hand surgeon in Grapevine, Dallas, TX, Farmers Branch, TX, and Richardson, TX. No patient likes to hear that they need surgery, but if you've had a hand fracture or tendon injury in your hand, surgery may be the best option for you. Keep reading about hand surgery and call us to schedule a consultation.

What does a hand surgeon do?

Your hands are a complex system of bones, muscles, and tendons that function together, and a hand surgeon has specialized training in the surgical repair of these structures, including related structures of the wrist, forearm, and elbow.

There are many conditions that might lead you to need hand surgery in Grapevine, Dallas, TX, and we can also help in the case of a traumatic accident or injury. The goal of hand surgery is to relieve pain and improve function and mobility in the hand so you can regain your independence.

When do I need a hand surgeon?

You may consult with a hand surgeon after a fracture in the hand, finger, or wrist. It may be more likely for athletes or the elderly to have a fracture but it can happen to anyone. Some conditions that could lead you to need a hand surgeon include:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Ganglion cysts near joints
  • Dupuytren’s Disease, which causes thickening of the skin in the palm
  • Sprains
  • Ligament injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golf elbow

These are just some conditions that can be helped by hand surgery. If you are struggling with an injury or have severe pain in your hand surgery might be the solution. Loredo Hand Care Institute is here for you when you need a hand surgeon in Grapevine, Dallas, TX, Farmers Branch, TX, and Richardson, TX. To make an appointment with Dr. Pedro Loredo, contact us at (972) 939-4974.

By Pedro J. Loredo, M.D. III
November 29, 2021
Category: General
Tags: Hand Surgeon   Ganglion Cyst  

Anytime you have an unknown bump on your hands or wrists, it can be concerning. To make sure your bump is correctly diagnosed and treated, seeking expert medical advice from Dr. Pedro Loredo, a hand surgeon at the Loredo Hand Care Institute in Grapevine, serving Dallas, TX, is a great place to start. You may have a ganglion cyst, which could require the skills of a hand surgeon or less invasive treatment. The best way to know is to schedule an appointment today.  

Where Ganglion Cysts Usually Appear

Ganglion cysts, which are benign, typically appear in areas where there are joints and tendons, particularly if that area has experienced trauma. Because this makes them common in the wrist or foot area, they may stick out and get bumped during daily activities. If this is the case and your ganglion cyst is causing pain, you may require foot or hand surgery to remove the cyst. 

Remove it or Leave it Alone?

Any time you notice an unusual growth, it is important to have it checked out by medical professionals. Don't be wary of visiting a doctor because you worry about needing surgery. Many kinds of cysts are benign and do not require surgery to treat them. It is essential to your good health that you get a diagnosis and treatment advice from a reputable and knowledgeable medical expert. 

A ganglion cyst is just a sack of fluid that often forms near joints. Men and women of all ages can develop them, and they are not usually painful. Their size can increase over time, which means they can become painful. If the location of the cyst is interfering with normal movement or has grown quickly, you can consult with a hand surgeon at Loredo Hand Care Institute in Grapevine, serving Dallas, TX, about the best course of treatment. 

If surgery is indicated, there are a few different options. Your doctor may first aspirate the cyst to drain the fluid and reduce its size, which may alleviate some pain. It is possible that the cyst may swell if fluid accumulates again. To keep a ganglion cyst in the hand or wrist area from coming back, a hand surgeon will attempt to remove the cyst's stem for a better chance at eliminating the cyst completely. 

The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Loredo at Loredo Hand Care Institute for a hand surgeon in Grapevine, serving Dallas, TX. Contact us at (972) 939-4974 for an appointment today, so we can help you continue to enjoy life!

By Pedro J. Loredo, M.D. III
November 08, 2021
Category: General
Tags: Elbow Pain   Hand Pain  

Are you suffering from hand and elbow pain? The Loredo Hand Care Institute in Grapevine, serving Dallas, TX can help. Dr. Pedro Loredo is experienced in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other forms of Osteoarthritis.

What is Osteoarthritis in the Upper Limbs?

This is a form of arthritis that is also referred to as “wear and tear” of the joints. It is a type of degenerative joint disease involving the cartilage that smoothly covers the surface of the bone. Osteoarthritis can cause severe hand and elbow pain. In Grapevine, Serving Dallas, TX, is the Loredo Hand Care Institute. Dr. Pedro Loredo understands how painful the results of wear and tear of these joints are. He knows how to handle and reduce the swelling, stiffness, and pain of Osteoarthritis.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Some of the most prevalent symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include: 

  • A feeling in the fingers, thumb, and palm that is tingling or numb. 
  • Weakness of the muscles, or an inability to grip effectively. 
  • The wrist, forearm, and hand may experience discomfort or pain. 
  • Elbow pain, or pain in the last two fingers--this may increase with inactivity. 
  • Tenderness of the elbow’s joint. 

How to Manage Osteoarthritis Pain

If you have hand and elbow pain, Dr. Loredo and his staff can help you manage it. We understand how painful Osteoarthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are. Therefore, we work hard to help find ways to alleviate it. 

The pain can be modified by wearing a splint or brace to limit certain movements of the hand and wrist. Patients may also participate in physical therapy and take pain medication to aid in managing the effects. 

If physical therapy, splints, and/or braces do not relieve the pain, then you might require another procedure. The symptoms may be eliminated because this procedure enlarges the ulnar or carpal tunnel.  

Contact Us

Call Dr. Loredo at the Loredo Hand Care Institute in Grapevine, serving Dallas, TX at 972-939-4974. There is no reason why you should continue to suffer from hand and elbow pain due to Osteoarthritis. A friendly staff member can schedule you a consultation appointment to find out how you can manage your osteoarthritis pain. 

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