Hand Surgery in St. Louis, MO
Parkcrest Plastic Surgery and its team of board-certified physicians welcome hand surgery patients from throughout the region, including St. Louis, St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Creve Coeur, and surrounding areas. Our vast experience and warm demeanor set us apart, making our office the best choice for hand surgery in St. Louis.
What Is Hand Surgery?
Hand surgery encompasses a variety of procedures designed to restore the function or improve the cosmetic appearance of your hands. Many hand surgery patients struggle with the physical effects of arthritis, burns, congenital defects, fractures, nerve damage, and tendonitis.
At Parkcrest Plastic Surgery, we perform multiple types of hand surgery, including procedures for trigger fingers and carpal tunnel syndrome. In fact, Dr. David A. Caplin was one of the first U.S. surgeons to work with endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, which has been available for about 20 years.
Dr. Caplin’s work is one example of the extensive experience you can find at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery. Not only does the staff strive to be efficient, but we also take pride in our warm, compassionate demeanor. We would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your hopes and concerns about hand surgery. Your initial evaluation will include a small health history and details about the procedure.
What Is the Procedure for Hand Surgery?
The steps to your operation will depend on what kind of hand surgery you are having. In endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, for example, your surgeon will make a small incision on your wrist and then insert a small endoscope attached to a camera. This allows the inside of the carpal tunnel to be viewed on a TV monitor. Through this small incision, the ligament that is compressing the nerves can be released. Many hand surgery patients discover that, compared with more traditional carpal tunnel surgeries, the endoscopic technique causes less pain, less scarring, and an earlier return to their activities.
No matter what procedure you are contemplating, the staff at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery will be happy to discuss your options. With four board-certified plastic surgeons, we always have time to talk with new patients and welcome any questions you may have about hand surgery. Please contact us today to learn more about endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery or any other surgeries of the hand.
What Does Hand Surgery Recovery Entail?
Although your recovery will depend greatly on your particular procedure, hand surgery has some common side effects, such as swelling and possible tingling and numbness. It is important to remember that your hand is one of the most sensitive parts of your body, so expect some mild to severe discomfort. After the operation, your surgeon will probably recommend physical and occupational therapy to strengthen and improve the function of your hand.
The staff at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery will see you through every step of your procedure, from the initial consultation through your full recovery process. By setting up an evaluation today, you will be on your way to improving the function of one of the most vital parts of your body — your hands.
At the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office, Dr. David A. Caplin, Dr. Melvin Maclin, and Dr. Patricia McGuire offer plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Eastern Missouri including St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, and Creve Coeur. Contact the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office today to schedule your hand surgery consultation!