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Hand Treatments

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where a small camera called an arthroscope is inserted into the joint through a small incision. The surgeon uses the image from the arthroscope displayed on a monitor to diagnose and repair joint problems, such as ligament tears and damaged cartilage. Small surgical instruments can also be inserted into the joint through other incisions to perform the repair or removal of tissue.

Arthroplasty (Joint Replacement)

Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure where the arthritic or dysfunctional joint surface is replaced, shaped, or realigned with the goal of pain relief and restoration of function. It involves removing the damaged areas of the joint and implanting artificial parts to recreate the natural joint.

Burn Treatment & Care

Burn injuries to the hands and arms can cause severe damage to the skin and underlying tissues, resulting in the loss of function. Treatment involves the removal of damaged tissue, skin grafting to close open wounds, and the use of compression garments and splints. Physical and occupational therapy are also beneficial.

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a painful compression of the median nerve. During endoscopic surgery, Dr. Askari makes one or two small incisions in the wrist and palm and inserts an endoscope, which has a tiny camera, to see inside the carpal tunnel as he cuts the ligament to relieve pressure. Compared to open surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel operation typically involves less scarring and quicker recovery.

Surgical Flaps

Skin flaps are often used to replace extensively damaged tissue in the hand with the healthy one from another part of the body. Blood vessels, fat, and muscles underneath the skin are  included to ensure that there is enough blood supply to the new skin.

Tendon Repair

Tendons connect bones and muscles. They can be damaged due to trauma or infection. Tendon repair is categorized into three types:
Primary – Performed within 24 hours after the injury.

Delayed primary – Done several days after the injury as long 
as the wound is not yet healed.

Secondary – May be done two weeks after the injury or even later and may include tendon grafts and other complex procedures.

Tendon Transfer

Tendon transfer is a surgical procedure that aims to restore function or improve movement in a hand. This operation involves relocating the end of a healthy tendon to a new attachment site to replace a damaged or paralyzed tendon.

Nerve Repairs and Reconstruction

When nerves in the hands are injured, patients may lose sensation and hand function. While some mild nerve injuries can heal on their own, more severe cases require surgery at least 3-6 weeks after the incident. This surgery may entail reattaching one end of a severed nerve to the other. The surgeon may also replace the damaged nerve with a healthy one from another body part.

Skin Grafts

This procedure is done by replacing the skin on the injured area with healthy one taken from another part of the body.

(Microvascular Surgery)

This surgical procedure aims to reattach a severed part of the hand 
and restore as much function as possible. This often includes microvascular surgery, which is performed through a microscope to reconnect nerves 
and blood vessels and restore blood supply to the amputated body part before tissue death begins.