Hands that function properly are crucial to performing the routine activities of daily life, but many people find it impossible to perform even the simplest acts due to pain or injury. Hand and wrist surgery is performed for a variety of reasons, and each patient has his or her own goals and desires. While some patients are striving to find relief from pain and numbness, others may be trying to restore functionality after an injury or amputation. The overall key to any hand and wrist procedure is to search for the most minimally-invasive procedure while utilizing state-of-the-art technology to restore hand use.
Dr. Shelby Lies’ credentials and training make him a highly sought-after plastic surgeon in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. Each patient is a complete individual to Dr. Lies, and he believes they are deserving of care that complements the entire body. Whether the patient has concerns about hand and wrist functioning, has experienced some type of injury or fracture, or is concerned about restoration after an amputation, Dr. Lies works to create an experience that leaves the patient feeling his or her very best.
Dr. Lies takes a hands-on approach with every patient and always searches for the least invasive, most efficient solution to treat the patient’s problem. Hand and wrist procedures may correct such conditions as:
Arthritis: Severe arthritis can lead to pain and deformity of the wrist or fingers and impair range of motion. Dr. Lies may perform steroid injection or surgery to remove the arthritic bone spurs to alleviate pain and improve motion.
Broken bones in the hands and fingers need to be evaluated quickly and set properly in order to restore full range of motion upon healing.
Tendons are long fibrous bands that help muscles contract and provide for movement. Surgery on a damaged tendon works to restore these connections.
Pain results when the carpal tunnel swells and applies nerve pressure. Dr. Lies may perform a surgery that will relieve the pressure on this nerve.
Caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, resulting in hand and finger numbness. Surgery reopens the tunnel and removes pressure.
Abnormal tissue thickening may cause fingers to bend into the palm. Surgery can remove the thickened tissue, so the fingers can straighten again.
If a cyst interferes with normal functioning, Dr. Lies works to remove it and restore movement, with the least physical damage.
Inflamed tendons can cause the thumb or fingers to lock when bent. Dr. Lies may perform a steroid injection or surgery that allows the affected tendon to glide more freely.