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Loyola’s expertise in hand surgery includes trauma, arthritis, peripheral nerve problems and congenital problems as well as care of hand paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury. The Hand Rehabilitation Center provides both urgent and follow-up hand therapy.
Hand surgeons deal with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that occur in the hand, from the tip of the finger to the elbow. These conditions include immediate care of an injury, treatment and reconstruction of old injuries, congenital problems, arthritis, infection, and new growths and tumors. Hand surgeons also treat nerve compression problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome and swelling of tendons. Microsurgery is used for the reattachment of amputated parts and certain hand reconstruction procedures.
Loyola’s hand experts provide all levels of care for hand conditions. They have expertise with reattachment, microsurgery, congenital disorders and hand paralysis from spinal cord injuries.
When a problem occurs in the hand or upper extremity, restoring your hand function is the main goal. The objective of therapy is to provide exercises and activities designed to help you return your hand to normal use. Therapy may be indicated after surgery and may be provided by a physical or occupational therapist. Achieving the best result following a hand injury or surgery is a team effort by you, your surgeon and therapist.
- Arthritic problems, both rheumatoid and degenerative
- Children with hand and upper limb problems
- Nerve compression, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Occupational disorders
- Restoration of functionality and replantation of fingers
- Severe injuries of the hand and wrist
- Sports injuries