hand-surgery

Improve Strength, Function & Flexibility

Dr. Sayeed manages both acute emergency hand conditions such as lacerations, fractures and tendon or nerve injuries. He also sees patients for chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel, and other nerve compression disorders and may other hand conditions.

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About Elective Hand Surgery

Many hand related problems develop over long periods of time from simple daily wear and tear on joints and muscles. Some people can experience pain and limited mobility at an unusually young age due to work needs, such as typing for long periods of time or using improper techniques while working with their hands.

Some of the hand surgeries performed by Dr. Sayeed include Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger, and Ganglion Cyst Removal.

Options For Patients

Dr Sayeed is able to offer wide awake surgery with local anesthetic for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger release, nerve or tendon repair and also some types of fracture management. During such a procedure the patient is awake and able to communicate with the physician.

Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Sayeed will work with you to decide the best treatment options to achieve optimal results.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In our technology filled lives this is a common condition. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs due to compression of the median nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel at the wrist. This may be caused my repetitive wrist and hand motions such as typing. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome begin with tingling and then worsening pain felt in the fingers. As time goes on these symptoms can worsen leading to muscle weakness if not treated with the release of the compressed nerve through a small incision on the palm of the hand. This procedure is performed as an outpatient and can be performed under local anesthetic.

 

Trigger Finger aka Tenosynovitis

Trigger finger occurs when inflammation of the tendon sheath or tendon pathology prevents gliding of the tendon in its pulleys. The result is stiffness and pain as well as a “stuck” finger which may not open completely or locks intermittently in a flexed position. Therapy, splinting and steroid injections may help this condition. Refractory cases benefit from surgery. The surgery is usually performed through a small 1 centimeter incision on the palm surface of the hand.

 

Ganglion

Sometime referred to as a bible cyst, Ganglion cysts present as a painful mass on either the top or bottom of the wrist. It is the most common type of benign tumor that affects the hand. Luckily, it can be removed with surgery.

 

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