Injuries or various problems of the ligaments, tendons, nerves and bones of the hand and wrist may require surgery. Hand and wrist injuries, often caused by accidents or athletic participation, may cause pain that impairs one’s ability to write, type or perform any number of fine motor activities. Serious trauma to the foot – ranging from damage to the tendons of the ankle to twisting and bone-crushing injuries of the entire foot may also require surgery.
Surgery of the hand and/or wrist may be necessary as a result of problems such as fractures or dislocation of fingers, laceration of tendons, serious infections or invasion of foreign objects, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, ganglions, etc.
Feet may be the most underappreciated part of the human body, but their proper function is imperative to support and transport the weight of the entire body. Injuries or debilitating conditions of the foot may be quite painful and impairing, but surgery can usually be performed on an outpatient basis. Surgery is often the appropriate response to such problems as fractures, weakness of the ankle, tendinitis, hammer toes, bunions and Morton’s neuromas.