You assume your hands will move with dexterity and without pain. After all, you depend on them when conducting almost every detail of your life.
Therefore, if you develop a problem with your hands, even a minor one, you inevitably experience challenges for countless everyday activities. And when that happens, you want to be under the care of an orthopaedic specialist who is an expert in diagnosing and treating your particular hand problem, no matter what it is.
The surgeons at our Hand and Microvascular Service have that expertise. They bring extensive experience and skill to treating common hand problems, as well as trauma to the hands.
This service was first established in 1949 and now, many decades later, its surgeons treat approximately 5,000 patients on an outpatient basis each year and perform 1,000 operations annually. Yet, despite those numbers, our outstanding Hand and Microvascular team provides each and every one of our patients with ongoing personalized attention from the moment they arrive for their first appointment.
The surgeons can treat many conditions without surgery by using physical therapy, injections, splinting, and/or casting. But when necessary, they apply well-honed surgical techniques that join components of orthopaedic, plastic, neurological, and vascular surgery — followed by rigorous rehabilitation — to correct the condition, relieve pain, and help restore mobility and function.
When there is trauma to the hand, the surgeons use advanced grafting techniques to cover exposed bone and injured soft tissue. They also are adept at applying innovative strategies for transplantation of bone and soft tissue to treat bone tumors and to save the hand.
Among the conditions they treat are:
If you would like to learn more about the Hand and Microvascular Service and our personalized approach to care, or if you would like to make an appointment, please call 212-305-4565 and speak to a member of our team.