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Hand Surgery

Somerset Constructive & Reconstructive Surgery

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeons & OBGYNs located in Warren, NJ

Your hands are two of the most useful parts of your body, at least on the outside. You use them to write, use a computer, drive a car, greet others, and much more. At Somerset Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Warren, New Jersey, reconstructive surgeon Matthew Clott, MD, provides hand surgery to repair your hands and restore their function after an injury, illness, or age-associated wear-and-tear. Find out if hand surgery can treat your condition by booking a consultation by phone or online at Somerset Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery today.

Hand Surgery Q & A

What is hand surgery?

Hand surgery is a type of reconstructive surgery that Dr. Clott uses to repair and reconstruct your hands if they don’t function the way they once did. Whether you experienced a car accident that disfigured your hands or a neuromuscular disorder has taken its toll on the way they function, hand surgery can help you use them freely again.

While many cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries focus on your appearance, hand surgery primarily focuses on the flexibility and strength of your hands. If they were disfigured in some way from birth or from an accident, however, Dr. Clott helps to make them look typical in the process.

When is hand surgery necessary?

Hand surgery can be beneficial in a number of cases. There is no one-size-fits-all hand surgery: Instead, Dr. Clott takes your reason for needing the surgery into account and forms a strategy personalized to your case. At Somerset Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Clott uses hand surgery to treat:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Congenital (birth) defects
  • Dupuytren’s contracture (scar tissue between your fingers)
  • Infections
  • Injuries

Dr. Clott thoroughly examines your hands and their movement while creating a strategy that makes them both look and function as normally as possible. Ideally, you should be able to use your hands (and maybe even show them off) following the recovery of your hand surgery or surgeries.

How does hand surgery work?

Hand surgery isn’t the same procedure across the board. Due to the limitless conditions and injuries that might require hand surgery, Dr. Clott must personalize the procedure for each patient according to their reasons for needing reconstruction. The steps of your hand surgery might include:

  • Skin grafts
  • Tendon repair
  • Nerve repair
  • Drainage of abscesses
  • Joint replacement
  • Replantation (reattachment of fingers, hand, etc.)

Dr. Clott gives you a full idea of what steps your surgery will involve and how they’ll work toward the common goal of restoring your hand strength and flexibility. Your surgery will likely involve more than one step, and may need to span across multiple appointments if the damage is extensive. 

You might not think about how much you rely on your hands until you can’t use them freely. For help restoring your hands to an optimal state of functioning and a five-fingered, normal appearance, call Somerset Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery or book a consultation online today.