Your Comprehensive Guide to Hand Surgery in Grand Rapids

Are you considering hand surgery in Grand Rapids this spring season? Whether you’re suffering from a chronic hand condition or have recently been in an accident, you’re in the right place. At Plastic Surgery Associates in Grand Rapids, we’re here to demystify the procedure and drop useful tips on recovery.

Understanding Hand Surgery

As residents of Grand Rapids, we know that our hands play a substantial role in our daily lives. So, when our ability to use our hands gets compromised, it can be quite debilitating. This is where hand surgery comes in.

What Is Hand Surgery?

Hand surgery is a specialized field of surgery that focuses on treating conditions affecting the hand, wrist, and forearm. It encompasses a wide range of procedures, including repairing injuries, treating congenital deformities, addressing certain conditions, as well as performing reconstructive surgery. Hand surgeons are trained to restore function, alleviate pain, and improve the aesthetics of the hand and upper extremities, helping patients regain mobility and quality of life.

What Can Hand Surgery Treat?

Dr. Johanna Krebiehl at Plastic Surgery Associates in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is highly sub-specialized in hand surgery hand to help treat the following conditions and injuries:

  • Arthritis of the hand and wrist
  •  Carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Hand fractures
  • Masses in the hand
  • Tendon and nerve injuries
  • Trigger finger and thumb

Hand Surgery Recovery Tips

The recovery process after a hand surgery varies, depending on the procedure, but for each procedure, it is advised that you follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions as closely as possible for optimal recovery. Make sure to keep your hand elevated to reduce swelling and pain, and use ice packs as directed to further alleviate swelling. Follow the prescribed medication regimen to manage pain and prevent infection. Perform any recommended hand exercises to maintain or improve flexibility and strength, but avoid overexertion. Attend all follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure proper healing.

Why Choose Plastic Surgery Associates

From our professional, experienced staff to our state-of-the-art facilities, Plastic Surgery Associates offers unparalleled care. For any hand procedure, meet our team of expert surgeons and find out why we’re the trusted choice in Grand Rapids.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you considering hand surgery this spring? Schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Associates today. Visit our website to fill out an online contact form and get in touch with a member of our team. We look forward to helping you discover an improved quality of life with our specialized hand surgeries.

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Plastic Surgery Associates has been delivering life-changing results to countless delighted patients since 1987. Providing the latest face, breast, body contouring and hand procedures in our state-of-the-art practice, as well as exceptional care and comfort. Ensuring you only receive the absolute best in skill and satisfaction. Always.

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