The hand is the most commonly injured part of the body. They can incur an acute injury from trauma or a chronic injury from certain occupations or hobbies. Dr. Sena performs surgery on the soft tissue of the hand. This includes tendon and nerve injury, carpal tunnel release, trigger finger and many other procedures. He also removes abnormal growths on the hand. These procedures can restore mobility to your hand and improve your self-confidence.
Where do I Begin?
A consultation with Dr. Sena is the first step to determine the nature of your hand problem. A consultation is designed to fully educate you in a non-pressured environment, and will include:
· A discussion of your primary concerns and goals
· The options available for hand surgery
· The likely outcomes of surgery and any risks or potential complications
· The course of treatment recommended by Dr. Sena, including possible hand therapy
Dr. Sena will also answer any specific questions you may have.
What to Expect
Hand surgery is done in an outpatient hospital setting. The decision for anesthesia will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure and considerations of patient and surgeon preference. Dr. Sena and his assisting staff will fully attend to your comfort and safety.
Once your procedure is completed, your hand will be bandaged and may have a splint. Before you are released following surgery, you and an accompanying responsible family member, friend or caregiver will be given specific instructions that may include:
• How to care for the surgical site
• Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
• Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
• When to follow up with Dr. Sena
Results and Outlook of Hand Surgery
The outcome of your hand surgery will become apparent over time. There is a period of time needed for the swelling to recede and a possibility of hand therapy following the surgery. Over time, you should find that your hand operates better than before and your self-confidence improves with the return of mobility.