OHSU Healthcare Topic Search: Hand Surgery
Many different types of surgeries can be performed on the hand, depending on the underlying cause of the problem.
Detailed information on hand surgery for different hand conditions
Detailed information on recovering from hand surgery
Detailed information on reconstructive plastic surgery, including the most common types
Detailed information on plastic surgery, including cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery
Women develop carpal tunnel syndrome three times more frequently than men. It usually occurs only in adults.
Carpal tunnel release is a surgery that’s used to treat and potentially heal the painful condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
This disease usually begins with a thickening of the skin in the palm of the hand. This may develop into a hard lump or thick band that eventually causes the fingers to contract.
Detailed information on rheumatoid arthritis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Appendectomy (tests & procedures)
A person's appendix is sugically removed if they develop appendicitis - an inflammation of the appendix caused by infection.
The outside of a cast can be made of plaster or fiberglass. Cotton and synthetic materials line the inside of the cast to make it soft and to provide padding around bony areas, such as the wrist or elbow.
Detailed information on appendicitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment