Other Conditions of the Hand

The hands are a delicate and important part of the body. When one has a hand related injury or medical condition, it is important to seek care from a qualified specialist, to ensure proper treatment. Our team of doctors has extensive experience in the treatment of hand related conditions. Whether you are seeking to remedy a nerve, condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or a tendon related issue, like trigger finger, the Hand & Wrist Center Los Angeles is where you want to be.

The following are some of the other conditions treated in our center:

Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren’s disease or dupuytren’s contracture is a hand deformity that develops over a period of many years. The condition is characterized by knots that develop in the tissue beneath the palm. As this tissue thickens it can eventually pull one or more of the fingers into a bent position. Thereafter, it becomes difficult to straighten one’s fingers and to carry out everyday activities. There are surgical and non-surgical options available for the treatment of this condition. To learn more about dupuytren’s disease surgery in Los Angeles contact the Hand & Wrist Center Los Angeles.

Hand & Nail Infections

Like other parts of the body, the hands are susceptible to infection. One of the most common hand infections contracted is known as Paronychia. Unless treated quickly and properly, such an infection can leave lasting damage to the hand. For this reason, it is vital that one seek professional care at the first sign of a hand or nail infection. Depending upon the extent and stage of infection, non-surgical or surgical treatments may be prescribed.

Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts, also known as Bible cysts, are non-cancerous lumps or swellings that can develop around the tendons and joints of the hands and wrists. Filled with a clear jelly-like liquid, these lumps may feel either firm or spongy, depending upon their size. Ganglion cysts are typically, painless and harmless. However, there are instances where they can become painful or inhibit joint movement. In such cases a physician will recommend a surgical or non-surgical course of treatment.

Hand Tumors

The word “tumor” is a general term used to describe any bump or swelling caused by abnormal tissue growth in the body. Despite common misconceptions, not all tumors are cancer related. In the case of hand tumors, the majority are benign (non-cancerous). Due to the many different types of tissue within the hand (bones, tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, fat and skin) there are many different types of tumors that can develop, but few are common. Ganglion cysts are actually considered a form of tumor and are among the most common to form in the hand. Giant cell tumors of the tendon sheath are another type of tumor commonly found in the hand. Some tumors, if they are not interfering with the function of the hand, can simply be left alone. When treatment is required, some tumor types can be addressed non-surgically. However, surgical removal of hand tumors is generally recommended to prevent recurrence.

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Top Hand Doctors Los Angeles

If you are suffering from issues or injuries to your hand or wrist, you have come to the right place. Our top hand doctors and surgeons, here at the Hand & Wrist Center Los Angeles, provide some of the best hand surgery Beverly Hills & Los Angeles have to offer. Contact our offices today or click here to schedule a consultation.

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