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Hand surgery

Your hands are amazing tools. Every touch, twist, pinch and grip is a coordinated ballet of bones, joints, muscles, nerves, tendons and blood vessels. So when something goes wrong with these delicate instruments, it's essential to turn to someone with the expertise to heal them.

At Great Plains Health, our fellowship-trained hand specialists use the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatments to spare muscle, save feeling and function, and help you use your hands comfortably again.

If you're living with a painful hand or wrist condition, call Great Plains Health Orthopaedics

Hand conditions we treat

  • Arthritis. Medications, ice and heat, and splinting can help relieve pain, or surgery can remove damaged tissue and bone.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome. If addressed early, numbness, tingling and pain in the thumb and long fingers can often be treated with medications, braces or lifestyle changes. If surgery is needed, we use a less invasive approach to help speed recovery.
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome. When lifestyle changes and splints don't resolve numbness, tingling and pain in the ring and small fingers, surgery often can relieve pressure on the nerve.
  • Ganglion cysts. If these cysts that form near joints and tendons become painful or limit movement, there are nonsurgical ways to find relief, including medications and splints. Removing fluid from the cyst in a quick office procedure can also help, or cysts can be removed surgically.
  • Hand and wrist fractures. Depending on the type of fracture, you may need a splint, a cast or surgery to hold the bones together while they heal.
  • Severe hand trauma. The team at Great Plains Health uses advanced surgical techniques—including microvascular reconstruction, rotational and free flaps, and peripheral nerve surgery—to repair injuries and restore movement and feeling. In conjunction with these innovative treatments, old-school approaches like leech therapy are also proving their value in modern medicine as a tool to help improve blood flow and promote healing.
  • Trigger finger. Nonsurgical treatments like splints, medications and lifestyle changes can often eliminate the pain, popping and limited movement of a finger or thumb. And when needed, trigger finger surgery can also help restore pain-free movement.
  • Wrist ligament injuries.

Make an appointment

Our experienced orthopaedic surgeons are fellowship-trained in hand, microvascular and peripheral nerve surgery. If you're living with a painful hand or wrist condition, call Great Plains Health Orthopaedics at 308.568.3800 for a consultation.

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