Hand conditions and injuries
Hand conditions can be acute, such as fractures or lacerations, or chronic, like arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Critical in assessing a patient’s hand complaint is understanding the issue, the patient’s job, and hobbies. Once a thorough history and physical are completed, then the patient and surgeon can create a plan to relieve hand and wrist pain, using therapists, nonsurgical therapies, and surgery.
Breast cancer and skin cancer reconstruction
Early consultation with a reconstructive plastic surgeon is critical after a breast cancer diagnosis. Early decisions can play a significant part in positive patient outcomes. Reconstruction after mastectomy, lumpectomy or balancing procedures for asymmetry of nonaffected breasts can be implemented. Skin cancer reconstruction for areas all over the body requires specialized techniques from skin grafting and local and regional flaps to biological regenerative therapies. Dr. Meyerson brings his expertise to promote healing and minimize scarring.
Wound Care and reconstruction
Certain factors can contribute to wounds healing improperly and becoming chronic wounds. Some disease processes that limit the body’s ability to heal include diabetes, radiation therapy, peripheral vascular disease, and tobacco and nicotine use. Complex chronic wounds that require skin grafts or tissue transfer are hard to heal and require a plastic surgeon’s trained hands and eyes. Meyerson brings a team approach to the already well-established Wound Clinic to ensure all areas of the healing process are addressed for the patient, from local wound care to surgical reconstruction.
Dr. Joseph Meyerson’s specialized hand and wrist training, together with his plastic and reconstructive surgery background, provide multiple advantages for those dealing with complex hand issues, including hand trauma and the effects of nerve compression, Dupuytren’s contracture, hand and wrist arthritis, ganglion cysts and tendonitis as well as wound management.
Common conditions and procedures offered
- Endoscopic and open carpal tunnel release
- Nerve compression and nerve pain management
- Dupuytren’s contracture (surgical release and minimally invasive techniques)
- Ganglion and mucous cysts excision
- Trigger finger release
- Hand and wrist arthritis fusion or joint replacement
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Hand, finger and wrist fractures
- Nerve injuries
- Tendon injuries
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