Hand surgery is a specialty at Fox Valley Plastic Surgery providing surgical treatment for problems of the hand, wrist and forearm. Since 1993, Fox Valley Plastic Surgery has been the resource in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for surgical treatment of traumatic hand injury, trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Traumatic hand injuries most often occur at work or during a sporting activity. Our surgeons have advanced training in surgically repairing hands and fingers that have been amputated, cut or burned.
Hand Surgery Defined
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist, resulting in pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. Symptoms usually start gradually, with frequent burning, tingling, or itching numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers, especially the thumb and the index and middle fingers. As symptoms worsen, people may experience decreased grip strength and have difficulty forming a fist, grasping small objects, or performing other manual tasks. In chronic and/or untreated cases, the muscles at the base of the thumb waste away.
Trigger finger is caused as tendons that help bend the fingers and thumb slide through a snug tunnel become irritated, leaving the finger stuck in a bent position. Trigger finger isn't a dangerous condition, so the decision whether to proceed with surgery is most often an elective decision.
Hand Surgery in Wisconsin at Fox Valley Plastic Surgery
Hand surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis at the Theda Clark Surgery Center, Mercy Medical Center and Aurora Medical Center. Dr. David Janssen has over 15 years of experience performing emergency and elective hand surgeries.
Hand Surgery Resources
To learn more about hand surgery, please contact Fox Valley Plastic Surgery today at 920-233-1540 to set up a consultation.