Hand surgery attempts to restore function of fingers and hands injured by trauma. Hand surgery can also treat:
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure to the median nerve within the wrist, or carpal tunnel. Patients might feel pain, a tingling sensation, numbness of the fingers, weakness or aching. Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with multiple causes including some medical conditions (hypothyroidism) fluid retention during pregnancy, injury to the nerve in the carpal tunnel or rheumatoid arthritis.
Dupuytrens contracture is a disabling hand disorder in which thick, scar-like tissue bands form within the palm and may extend into the fingers. It can cause restricted movement and bend the fingers into an abnormal position.