Hand Surgery in Washington DC
Cosmetic & Functional Hand Surgery
When looking for the best cosmetic hand surgery that Washington DC has to offer, look no further than Belmont Plastic Surgery and Dr. Feledy. This type of procedure is often required due to congenital defects, traumatic injuries and syndromes. Some of these solutions require more than just cosmetic work.
Dr. Feledy offers a wide variety of surgical procedures that can treat limited function, including skin grafts and flap techniques.
Hand Surgery FAQs
1) Am I a good candidate for hand surgery?
Hand surgery can restore or repair the function and appearance of the hand. Some common reasons for hand surgery include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Syndactyly (webbing)
- Dupuytren’s contracture (thickening of tissue)
- Trauma to the hand
- Desired cosmetic changes
Nearly everyone who suffers from limited hand function can undergo a corrective procedure. If you think that you would benefit from one of the best cosmetic hand surgeon Washington DC has available, contact us to set up your free consultation with Dr. Feledy.
The caring staff of Belmont Plastic Surgery will meet with you and make sure that any questions you have about financing and insurance are answered completely.
2) What happens during the hand surgery?
The hand is a complex structure and the nature of the surgery depends on the problem. Sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome will likely undergo an open release surgery under local anesthesia. Dr. Feledy makes an incision in the wrist and cuts the carpal ligament. This allows the carpal tunnel to expand and relieve pressure on the nerve.
There are other highly delicate and specialized procedures, especially reconstructive surgeries to correct trauma or birth defects, that may involve skin flaps or tissue grafts.
3) What are the risks of hand surgery?
All surgeries carry a measure of risk. This can include infection, poor healing, blood clots, tissue trauma, and nerve damage. Dr. Feledy will discuss these and other risks during your consultation.
4) What can I expect after hand surgery?
Recovery time and pain treatment varies significantly based on the surgical procedure. You may receive pain medication and antibiotics to ease post-surgical discomfort. Many patients will receive dressings to reduce swelling and accelerate the recovery process. Rehabilitation programs and follow-ups are often crucial in ensuring the hand’s full recovery. If you’re in need of the best hand surgery in Washington DC, contact us to set up a consultation at Belmont Plastic Surgery today.