Robert Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Hand Surgery

in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville Arkansas

If you suffer from a hand impairment, reconstructive surgery of the hand at Dr. Taylor’s office may be an excellent solution to your medical condition. This specialized surgery can treat diseases that cause persistent pain and prohibit strength, flexibility and function of your wrists and fingers.

Hand reconstruction surgery in Fayetteville, Arkansas, seeks to restore a near-normal function to the fingers and hands, which alters the trauma injury or corrects abnormalities that were present at birth. More specifically, hand reconstruction can help treat the follow conditions:

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This condition is caused by pressure to the median nerve within the wrist, or “carpal tunnel.” Common symptoms of carpal tunnel may include pain, tingling sensations, numbness of the fingers, weakness or aching. Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated to many other medical conditions, such as repetitive motion, overuse, fluid retention during pregnancy, injury to the nerve in the carpal tunnel, or rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

This disabling condition can cause severe inflammation in any joint of the body. Specifically in the hand, it can lead to the deformation of the fingers or restrict proper movement.

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Another disabling hand disorder where thick, scar-like tissue bands form within the palm and may extend towards the fingers. This condition can lead to restricted hand movement, or the bending of fingers into an abnormal position.

Is hand reconstruction surgery right for me?

Hand surgery is a highly individualized procedure, based on your condition and several other factors. If you are of any age and need a correction to debilitating hand conditions, it may be an excellent option for you. Other reasons you may be an ideal candidate include:

  • You do not have any other medical conditions that may impair healing (diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart conditions).
  • You are a non-smoker
  • You have realistic goals of your hand reconstruction.
  • You are committed to following Dr. Taylor’s specific course of treatment.
  • In some cases, hand reconstruction may be necessary to treat wounds and improve painful symptoms.

In any case, a consultation with Dr. Taylor is necessary to determine the best course of action to restore proper motion and flexibility of your hand. Contact us today to schedule now.

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