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Hand Surgery

Coastal Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Port St. Lucie, FL & Stuart, FL

The orthopaedic specialists at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center in Port St. Lucie and Stuart, Florida, offer comprehensive care for all types of hand injuries, including the most complex cases. The team provides diagnostic evaluations and customizes your treatment plan to your specific needs. Your plan may include conservative therapies or minimally invasive hand surgery to treat injuries from falls, sports, or other trauma. To find out more about the non-surgical treatments and hand surgery techniques available, contact the office nearest you by phone.

Hand Surgery

Why would I need hand surgery?

You may be a candidate for hand surgery if you suffer certain injuries in a fall or other type of accident or sports-related activity. You may also require surgery if you have a degenerative condition that affects the health and function of your hand.

Some of the most common types of hand injuries that require surgical intervention include:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Torn ligaments

 

The team at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center can determine if surgery or another treatment option is right for you after a thorough diagnostic evaluation.

When should I seek treatment for a hand injury?

Typically, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation for a hand injury if home care and over-the-counter medications aren’t enough to ease your pain or you have symptoms like:

  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Limited mobility

 

If you’re experiencing symptoms of a hand injury that are getting worse, schedule an appointment at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center as soon as possible. 

You should also request an appointment if you have a noticeable deformity in your hand, wrist, or fingers.

Do I need hand surgery after an injury?

During the consultation, your Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center provider takes time to review your medical history and understand your symptoms. 

They perform a physical exam of the affected hand, noting areas of swelling and bruising. To confirm a fracture or other internal injury, you may need imaging tests, like X-rays or a CT scan.

Initially, your treatment may involve conservative care to ease your symptoms. This may include over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories. 

You may also benefit from ice therapy to reduce swelling, and immobilization through taping, splinting, or bracing. In some cases, your Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center provider recommends a cast.

If these therapies aren’t enough to treat your condition or if you have a severe or complex hand injury, the orthopaedic surgical team can evaluate your condition and determine if you’re a candidate for hand surgery.

The surgeons use the latest in minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques to repair fractured bones and damaged tissues. They can also treat severe compound fractures that break the skin, as they work with several area hospitals for emergency orthopaedic fracture care.

The goal of each surgical plan is to stabilize the affected bone, muscle, or tendon and ensure it heals fully. At Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center, you can also receive follow-up rehabilitative care to restore function in your hands, fingers, or wrist.

To find out more about available treatments for hand injuries, including hand surgery, schedule a consultation by calling Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center today.