Hand Surgery

At Community Physicians Group Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, our reconstructive procedures can restore hand function lost because of an injury and/or medical condition. Dr. Ryan Marshall is highly skilled at repairing fractures, lacerations, damaged nerves or tendons, amputations and other hand injuries. He is also an expert at treating these conditions of the hand:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome. Pressure on the median nerve in your wrist, which runs inside a passageway of ligament and bones called the carpal tunnel, causes the tingling and numbness into your thumb, index, and/or middle fingers. Dr. Marshall will make incisions to structures inside your wrist to relieve this pressure. Carpal tunnel surgery is done with local anesthesia, on an outpatient basis.

  • Trigger finger. You may have this condition if your finger hurts or catches during movement, or if you can’t straighten it. This happens because the tendon is irritated or thickened, making it difficult to slide inside its sheath. To relieve these symptoms, Dr. Marshall will make a small incision in your palm and cut the tendon sheath. After the sheath heals, the tendon has more room to move.

  • Dupuytren’s contracture. With this condition, small, painless nodules form under the skin of your palm. Over time, they can make it difficult to straighten nearby fingers. Dr. Marshall may recommend an injection to relieve Dupuytren’s contracture symptoms. Surgery to release the contracture can also restore normal movement.

  • Ganglions. These common cysts form near joints or tendons of the hand or wrist. It can be treated with a surgery that removes the ganglion along with part of the nearby joint capsule or tendon sheath.

  • Masses. Abnormal lumps or bumps, sometimes called “tumors,” can occur on your hand. They are rarely cancerous. However, masses such as warts and moles, can be unsightly and irritating. Some masses should be biopsied to make sure they are benign. Dr. Marshall can remove masses from your hand with a simple, outpatient surgery done with local anesthesia.

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