Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery
Hand Surgeons & Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons located in Las Vegas, NV
Your hands are complex and one of the most utilized parts of your body. You may not realize how important your hands are until you have an injury or condition that affects normal function. At Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada, Carl Williams, Jr. MD specializes in hand surgery. For expert hand surgery, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Hand Surgery Q & A
What is hand surgery?
Hand surgery includes any procedure performed on your hand or fingers to treat a disease or injury and restore function.
The plastic surgeon at Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery has been performing hand surgery for more than 30 years and is an expert in these types of intricate and delicate procedures.
When do I need hand surgery?
You may need hand surgery if you have an injury, disease, or deformity that limits your ability to use your hand or fingers. You can easily bruise, sprain, or break your hand when pushed too hard or from repetitive motions. Over time, these injuries may lead to more chronic conditions such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Trigger finger
- Tendon injury
These hand conditions may affect strength, flexibility, and circulation or lead to permanent nerve or tissue damage.
Though you can treat some of these conditions with medication, Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery finds that hand surgery is a more effective, long-term solution to these hand problems.
The board-certified hand surgeon recommends you come in for a consultation right away if you have a tendon injury. These types of injuries may heal poorly on their own, and early intervention — like hand surgery — may prevent complications.
What can I expect during a hand surgery consultation?
When you visit Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery for a hand surgery consultation, you can expect a patient-centered exam.
Your provider asks detailed questions about your hand problem, including the types of symptoms you have, how the problem started, and the activities that worsen or alleviate your discomfort. Your provider also asks how your hand problem affects your day-to-day life.
The hand surgeon closely examines your hand, assessing structure and function. They may request imaging tests to help determine the best mode of treatment, including the type of hand surgery you need.
How is hand surgery performed?
Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery customizes your surgical plan to match your specific needs and reviews the details at your pre-surgical visit.
With hand surgery, the experts at Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery focus on using a proper surgical technique that restores function and provides aesthetically pleasing results.
Hand surgery is complex but highly effective when performed by an experienced surgeon. To schedule your hand surgery consultation, call Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery, or book an appointment online today.
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