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Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery - Las Vegas, NV*

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Overview

Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, is an experienced cosmetic hand surgeon. Early on in his training, looking to develop his skills further, he trained in minimally invasive hand surgery and peripheral nerve reconstruction. With training and experience, Dr. Khorsandi is able to produce a fully functioning hand, and restore a normal, healthy appearance. Hand surgery is a highly specialized plastic surgery treatment that repairs a hand that has suffered severe trauma, as well a hand that has a congenital disfigurement, tendon or nerve damage, or other injury or disfigurement. It is important to find an expert hand surgeon who has the mastery of both hand biomechanics and cosmetic procedures.

Conditions Treated

One of the most disabling conditions a person can suffer is one that involves the hand. After all, we use our hands for everything, from small mundane tasks, to heavy lifting. There are a multitude of hand conditions that can affect function and appearance, but with the advancement of today’s technology and medical knowledge most of these conditions can be corrected. Some common conditions include:

Ulnar Neuropathy

Dupuytren’s disease occurs when the tissue under the skin becomes thicker in an abnormal fashion. The condition occurs in the palm of the hand but can also affect the fingers, which is known as Dupuytren’s contracture. There are times when a person affected by the disease will also experience thick skin on top of the knuckles; this can happen on the soles as well.

Dupuytren's Disease

Ulnar neuropathy, also known as Cubital tunnel syndrome, affects one of the three main nerves that innervate the hand. The ulnar nerve gives the hand its strength, and malfunctions with the nerve can lead to motion and sensory problems. Some symptoms of this type of neuropathy may include weakness in the hands, numbness and tingling of the fourth and fifth fingers, elbow soreness, or weakness of the interosseii muscles.

Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are small, fluid-filled lumps in the wrist and hand. They form next to joints and tendons in the following locations: on the top or palm side of the wrist and on the bottom or top joint of a finger. The cysts may be soft or hard, symptom-free or quite painful. They are no more than an inch long, and some are too small to see. All ganglion cysts have these things in common: they are almost never malignant, do not spread, can appear in people of all ages, and sometimes disappear without medical intervention.

Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis: The term tennis elbow refers to a painful arm condition that usually results from overexerting the arm. Such overuse is generally associated with playing tennis; hence the name. However, it can occur as a result of any action that requires repetitive movement of the arms and wrists. The professions often associated with this condition include mechanics, plumbing, carpentry, butchery, and painting. Its other name is lateral elbow pain. If the condition remains untreated for some time, it can worsen and lead to extreme pain.

Trigger Finger

A trigger finger is a condition that is very painful and results in the fingers or the thumb of an individual’s hand to lock or catch when they are bent. If it is the thumb that locks or catches it is then called a trigger thumb. Trigger finger affects individuals in varying ways.

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition affecting the “MEDIAN” nerve of the hand. It is essentially a pinched nerve in the wrist that leads to pain, numbness, weakness, loss of dexterity, and loss of hand function over time.

Other Common Conditions

  • Congenital conditions (polydactyl or syndactyly)
  • Vascular or circular issues
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tumors, cysts, or cancers
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Open wounds, scars and burns

Surgical Technique

There is not a single standard procedure for hand surgeries. Each procedure is designed and tailored specifically to the patient’s hand condition. Congenital problems that disfigure the normal appearance may be treated with a bone or skin grafting or z-plasty. Reconstructive or restorative techniques are focused on repairing the damages of nerves, tissues or tendons. In some cases, microsurgery is implemented whenever working with tendons and nerves. With this type of surgery, special equipment is used and a magnifier enables the surgeon to perform the operation. Regardless of the technique used, the primary focus remains, and that is restoring the patient’s normal hand function and improve its natural look.

During/After Surgery

Depending on the treatment and the complexity of the case, hand surgery could be an outpatient procedure or the patient may be required to stay the night in the hospital. Treatment will be performed at an accredited surgical facility. Recovery time varies. In many cases where hand trauma was involved, physical therapy may be needed. Postoperative therapy is especially important to those who need to work on normalizing hand function.

Expected Cost

The cost for hand surgery varies depending on the complexity of the case and which techniques are implemented. Sometimes combination procedures are also required. Many insurance companies will cover some costs of the surgery. Our office billing coordinator will work with the patient and their provider to confirm what benefits will be covered.

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Average Cost  
$500 - $2,500
Recovery Time  
Varies
Average Procedure Time  
1-3 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
Varies
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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Hand Surgery FAQs

Do I Need Microsurgery?

For cases in which tendons and nerve repairs are necessary, microsurgery may be required in which surgeons use mini magnifying instruments. Not all hand surgery requires this, but it is common for tendon damage as well as crush injuries.

Plastic Surgeon or Orthopedic?

All hand surgeons, either a plastic surgeon or an orthopedic, fully understand the biomechanics of the hands. Some injuries in which joints and bones are mainly affected may be better treated by an orthopedic as these are their areas of specialties. However, a skilled plastic surgeon with experience and training in hand surgery will be able to restore both function and a natural, normal appearance.

Typical Surgeries Done?

Hand problems as a result of an injury are the most common reasons why a patient may visit a plastic surgeon. Injuries such as broken bones, crushed hands, severed fingers, major cuts and burns, top the list. Flap surgeries, transplants, and tissue grafts are typical resolutions to these problems.

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