Trigger Finger And
Other Hand Surgery

Hand procedures can correct a wide range of cosmetic and functional problems. Our plastic surgeons treat hand diseases that cause pain, impair strength, limit function, and lower the flexibility of your fingers and wrist. We complete hand reconstruction to treat birth defects, remove cysts, treat trigger finger and other tendon injuries, and relieve the pain and pressure of carpal tunnel syndrome. Plastic surgery on the hand can be complicated but we have the knowledge and expertise to give your hands the treatment they deserve.

Beyond the treatment of hand diseases, we also offer cosmetic procedures that can make your hands look years younger. Cosmetic surgery can give your hands a more youthful appearance by removing dark spots or pre-cancerous growths and can replace fatty tissue that has been lost due to natural aging.

Hand Conditions

Hess, Sandeen, & Lee offer a wide variety of surgeries. These can be strictly cosmetic or may treat hand pain and diseases. Some of the more common types of hand conditions we can address are:

Trigger Finger

Your fingers have many small bones. These small bones are connected to your muscles by tendons. These tendons are encased in a sheath that allows them to slide freely and move your fingers when muscles contract. Trigger thumb/trigger finger occurs when the sheath at the base of the affected digit narrows so much that it constricts the tendon. Also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, this condition can cause pain, stiffness, and a sensation of locking when you bend and straighten your finger. It can happen in any finger, but most commonly happens in the ring finger and thumb.

Dupuytren's Disease

Dupuytren’s disease is a medical condition that is caused by a thickening of the tissue just beneath the skin, called fascia. The thickening occurs in the palm, but can also extend into the fingers. This thickening can cause firm pits and cords to develop that cause the affected fingers to bend toward the palm and become stuck in this bent position. When this happens it is described as Dupuytren’s contractures.

Mallet Finger

Mallet finger is an injury to the tip of your finger that happens when the extensor tendon in your finger gets damaged. This injury can cause a deformity that causes the finger to be unable to extend fully so the fingertip is unable to move without pushing it. This type of damage is usually caused when an object, like a ball, strikes the tip of it and forcibly bends it.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is basically a pinched nerve in the wrist. In the wrist there is a space where the median nerve and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand. Carpal tunnel happens when there is any type of swelling that puts pressure on the nerve.

Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are very common. They are lumps within the hand and wrist that occur next to joints or tendons. These types of cysts are usually located at the top of the wrist, the palm side of the wrist, the base of the finger on the palm side, or the top of the end joint on the finger.

Thin, Aged, Wrinkled Hands

As you age, your hands can hollow out. Skin can become wrinkled and loose. By using the patient’s own fat, grafted from another area, our plastic surgeons can re-contour and smooth wrinkled hands, giving them a more youthful appearance.

Will Insurance Cover Hand Surgery ?

Some types of hand surgery are covered by insurance. This is generally the case if the surgery is considered medically necessary and is performed to improve your health. Most insurance companies will not cover cosmetic procedures. It is important to contact your carrier to see what treatments are covered as this can vary from company to company. Our surgeons believe that everyone deserves the right to look and feel good. We offer financing through Care Credit for procedures that are not covered by standard insurance. Contact our office for more details.

Trigger Finger Or Other Hand Surgeries

At Hess, Sandeen, & Lee we care about you. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are dedicated to achieving natural-looking, long-lasting results. Our experienced and caring staff will provide the highest standard of safety and plastic surgery care to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Call Us Today To Schedule A Consultation For Trigger Finger Or Other Hand Surgeries