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Hand Surgery

Hand surgery is a broad term that covers many different types of procedures. Plastic surgeons who do hand surgery aim to restore hand and finger function. But they also try to make the hand look as normal as possible, as well. Hand surgery may be done for many reasons, including:

  • Hand injuries
  • Rheumatic diseases, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, that change and damage the structures in the hand
  • Degenerative changes to the structures in the hand
  • Problems or defects that are present at birth, or congenital
  • Infections

What are the different types of hand surgery?

Many different types of surgeries can be done on the hand. It depends on the underlying cause of the problem. These procedures include:

  • Skin grafts
  • Skin flaps
  • Closed reduction and fixation
  • Tendon repair
  • Nerve repairs
  • Fasciotomy
  • Surgical drainage or debridement
  • Joint replacement
  • Replantation

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call:

  • SBL Bonutti Clinic at 217 342-3400, or
  • SBL Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at 217 238-3435

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