Our hands serve many purposes, helping us eat, dress, work, write and enjoy hobbies. To accomplish these
activities, our hands require sensation and free movement.
When you are experiencing a problem with your hand(s), specialized care and expertise is needed to ensure the best outcome. Hand surgery and treatment requires skill to make the best function of the hand possible.
Below is the list of conditions treated by surgeries and procedures:
- Hand and finger fractures, dislocations
- Tendon injuries/ruptures (flexor and extensor tendons)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (median neuropathy)
- Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar nerve decompression/neuropathy)
- Ganglion cysts: Common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons, often filled with clear fluid.
- Trigger finger: A condition in which a finger is stuck in a bent position, related to a problem with a tendon.
- Burns to the hand
- Felon/paronychia: A fingertip abscess/infection deep in the finger or around the nail bed.
- Thumb basal joint arthritis
- Mallet fingers: A deformity of the finger in which the fingertip droops, caused by tendon damage or injury.
- Nail bed and soft tissue injuries
- Hand and finger masses or tumors, skin cancer
- Dupuytren’s contracture (bent fingers): A hand deformity that usually develops over longer spans of time, affecting a layer of tissue in the palm. Affected fingers –often the ring finger and pinky--can’t be straightened completely.
- Revision of finger amputation
- Tennis elbow
- Wrist pain
- Nerve injuries, including peripheral neuropathy of the hand
- Rheumatoid arthritis related conditions of the hand
- Infections of the hand
Dr. Shaikh is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.