Hand And Wrist Surgery Specialist

Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Frisco, TX & Coppell, TX

Your hands are your lifelines to everything you do, so if you need hand and wrist surgery, you want to ensure you’re in expert care. Leading orthopedic surgeons Andrew Dold, MD, and Paul Ghattas, DO, of Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine provide minimally invasive hand and wrist surgery in Coppell and Frisco, Texas. Whether you had an injury or suffer from chronic hand or wrist pain, schedule an evaluation to see how the orthopedic team can help. Book your examination online, or call the office nearest you to schedule.

Hand and Wrist Surgery

Why do I need hand and wrist surgery?    

Your hands are an intricate network of bones, nerves, muscles, and connective tissues that run through your wrists. If you’re experiencing pain, limited range of motion, or difficulty grasping objects, it could be related to injury or trauma to any of these components. 

Generally, your orthopedist tries conservative treatments, such as physical therapy and bracing to help you heal. But if you aren’t getting relief from your symptoms, you may need surgery. Hand and wrist surgery is sometimes necessary if you have:

  • Broken bones
  • Arthritic damage 
  • Ligament or tendon tears
  • Deformities or crush injuries 
  • Pinched nerves, as with carpal tunnel syndrome

Your hand and wrist surgery are entirely personalized to you, your diagnosis, and the severity of your symptoms. 

What happens during hand and wrist surgery?

Your dedicated orthopedic surgeon at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine spends time during your pre-operative appointment talking with you about what to expect during your surgery and recovery. 

Depending on the severity of your condition or injury, you may need local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Your surgeon may also administer a temporary nerve block, so you have little-to-no discomfort after your procedure.

During hand and wrist surgery, your expert orthopedic surgeon can:

  • Fuse damaged bones together
  • Repair or replace damaged joints
  • Repair or graft torn connective tissues
  • Place supportive devices, such as pins or screws
  • Release compressed nerves, often by cutting into surrounding tissue

Hand and wrist surgery is almost always performed on an outpatient basis unless you have a complex issue or underlying health condition that warrants a short hospital stay. 

How long is the recovery after hand and wrist surgery?

Because most hand and wrist surgeries from Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine can be performed using minimally invasive tools and techniques, you can expect a fast recovery. 

To help promote blood flow and healing, your orthopedic surgeon is likely going to send you home with a list of customized exercises you can start doing several times per day within a couple of days of surgery. You may also need physical therapy for two to three times per week for several months.

Full recovery from hand and wrist surgery can be as short as four to six weeks for minor procedures (such as carpal tunnel surgery) or up to 10-12 weeks for more complex surgeries. In any case, the dedicated team at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine cares for you every step of the way to ensure you return to 100%.

Find out more about hand and wrist surgery by booking an exam at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine today. You can schedule an appointment either online or over the phone.