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. Discuss your treatment options with the experienced surgeons of Fox Valley Plastic Surgery. Contact Fox Valley Plastic Surgery today at (920) 233-1540 to schedule a consultation.
Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek combine experience, refined surgical techniques, and artistry to produce beautiful results for their plastic and reconstructive surgery patients.
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 trigger finger surgery is most often an elective decision.
The thickening and tightening of tissue in the palm gradually deforms the hand — usually over several years — pulling one or more fingers into a bent position. Once this occurs, fingers can’t be straightened and a patient’s ability to grip objects decreases. Treatment varies, depending on the symptoms’ severity and if the patient has other health problems. Surgery can release the joints, but physical therapy is usually needed after surgery and recovery is longer compared to less invasive procedures.
We offer XIAFLEX® injections to treat the condition when a “cord” of tissue can be felt beneath the skin. The medication helps break down the cord that is causing the finger or fingers to bend. Usually 1 to 2 injection procedures are needed to help “break” the cord.
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.
Typically, hand surgeries are covered by insurance. The initial consultation visit is billed to insurance.