When to See A Hand Surgeon
posted: Jan. 11, 2022.
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:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Ganglion cysts near joints
- Dupuytren’s Disease, which causes thickening of the skin in the palm
- 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.