Hand Surgery

OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare -  - Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon

OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeons, Plastic, Microvascular, & Hand Surgeons, and Surgical Oncology located in San Diego, CA, Temecula, CA, & Encinitas, CA

If you suffer from a hand injury or deformity that prevents you from performing normal everyday tasks, experienced hand surgeons David Chao, MD, and Anisa Yalom, MD, can restore hand structure and function at OasisMD in Encinitas, San Diego, and Temecula, California. They offer microvascular and reconstructive hand surgery to help you make a full recovery. Schedule an appointment with OasisMD by phone or online today.

Hand Surgery Q & A

What is a hand surgeon?

The board-certified hand surgeons at OasisMD help correct problems that develop in your hands, fingers, wrists, and forearms. They use noninvasive and surgical treatments to restore the structure, function, and aesthetic appearance of your hand.

Why might I require hand surgery?

Numerous injuries and health conditions can cause hand pain, damage, or deformities that require the help of a hand surgeon. Examples include:

  • Joint damage from arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Nerve damage
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Chronic hand or wrist pain
  • Trigger finger
  • Hand or wrist fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sports injuries
  • Congenital defects

Regardless of the type of hand, finger, or wrist injury you are suffering from, the experienced hand surgeons at OasisMD create a personalized treatment plan to help you make a full recovery.

How are hand injuries diagnosed?

To make a diagnosis and establish the most appropriate treatment, Dr. Chao or Dr. Yalom reviews your symptoms and examines your hand. The team orders blood or imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scans, or an MRI, to confirm a diagnosis and determine its severity.

What are the different types of hand surgery?

At OasisMD, your hand surgeon uses the most advanced, innovative microvascular and reconstructive hand surgery techniques to repair your hand. They might recommend:

  • Nerve repair
  • Tendon repair or reconstruction
  • Fracture treatment
  • Carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel release
  • Replantation of a hand, finger, or thumb
  • Ganglion cyst excision
  • Trigger finger treatment
  • Skin grafts
  • Joint replacement
  • Surgical drainage or debridement

Your surgeon uses tiny tools and a microscope during procedures for better precision and accuracy, smaller incisions, less bleeding, and shorter recovery time.

What should I expect during hand surgery?

The providers at OasisMD administer local or general anesthesia so you don’t feel pain during hand surgery. They make a tiny incision, repair or replace parts of your hand that are damaged, and close incisions with sutures. 

The length of time your surgery lasts depends on the severity of your injury and the procedure you require. After surgery, you might have to wear a splint or brace while you heal, and participate in occupational therapy with a certified hand therapist (CHT) to maximize your recovery.

If you experience hand pain, swelling, decreased range of motion, or a hand deformity, schedule a consultation with the expert surgeons at OasisMD by phone or online today.