Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist, and forearm. Hand surgeons are specially trained to take care of these problems with or without surgery.
Why visit a hand surgeon?
If you have problem in your fingers, hand or wrist, or have any other upper extremity related concerns, you may want to consult a hand surgeon. Because hand surgeons are specialists in hand care, they are very meticulous in examining, diagnosing and treating any condition of the hand.
Not every visit to a hand surgeon results in hand surgery.
Hand surgeons often recommend conservative treatment options, including hand therapy, a combination of physical and occupational therapy to reduce or eliminate pain and restore movement of the hand. If non surgical treament fails, only surgery is advocated.