Hand surgery is an important orthopedic specialty that resolves diseases and injuries that affect the hand. Conditions like trigger finger and small masses or tumors don’t just cause pain, they also impair the strength, flexibility, and function of your wrist and fingers. The hand specialists at Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine in Sarasota, Florida offer a range of in-office hand surgery procedures to help patients regain total comfort and control of the hand.

Trigger Finger Release

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Trigger finger is one of the most common problems treated at Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. This condition affects the tendons in a finger or thumb by limiting natural finger movement and causing the finger to lock or catch before it can straighten. It can be identified by symptoms including a tender lump in the palm, swelling, a popping sensation in the finger joints, and pain when moving the finger. Many patients experience more pain in the morning, and some cannot straighten their affected finger at all.

Though trigger finger is not a dangerous condition, it is painful and bothersome. The experts at Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine offer surgery to create more room for the tendon to slide. This process makes it possible for the finger to bend and straighten without any pain or resistance. Since trigger finger release can be done under local anesthesia, it is a simple office procedure, just like seeing a dentist.

Removal of Small Masses or Tumors

It is also common for patients to notice abnormal growths or masses on their hands. These masses grow due to tissue that has lost the ability to regulate cell growth. Though masses are often assumed to be cancerous, the majority of small hand masses are actually benign. Since hand masses like a Ganglion Cyst have the potential to limit range of motion and increase sensations of pain, it is important to have any small hand masses removed at Suncoast Orthopaedics Surgery.

You can also visit Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery for other hand surgery procedures that do not require general anesthesia. Since the function of your hand impacts the way that you eat, drive, move, and enjoy your life, it’s essential to only entrust your hand surgery to highly trained doctors with years of experience. Call Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine in Sarasota, Florida at (941) 485-1505 to begin working with a team of experienced and diligent doctors who will help you resolve your hand problem in the most efficient and convenient way possible.