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Hand Surgery

Dr. Nukta with the Late Father of Hand Surgery Harold Kleinert, Louisville, KY 2006

Our hand surgery team is led by Fadi Nukta, MD a Double Board-Certified Plastic & Hand Surgeon. Dr. Nukta is the founder of NOVA Plastic Surgery and a skilled hand surgeon in Northern Va. In addition to being recognized as one of the top surgeons in America in 2013, Dr. Nukta has several years of extensive training and has performed thousands to complex surgical procedures. One of his most notable accomplishments includes his fellowship at Kleinert’s Institute, a world-renowned Hand Surgery Center, where he was part of a team of doctors who performed the world’s only few hand transplantation procedures. Additionally, he served as the assistant professor of hand surgery at the University of Massachusetts where he lectured on performing complex hand surgery trauma cases as well as regular hand surgery procedures to doctors in training. He routinely gives lectures to local physicians on the care of Hand Surgery Patients.

Dr. Nukta is the Chief of the division of Plastic Surgery at Inova Loudoun Hospital. He holds clinical privileges at a Hand Surgeon at: Inova Loudoun Hospital, Reston Hospital, Inova FairOaks Hospital, Prince William Hospital, Haymarket Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Stone Spring Hospital.

Learn more about Dr. Nukta, his experience and training.

Our team also includes Molly Ferris, Certified Hand Therapist, a highly experienced and skilled Certified Hand therapist. Molly was one of the senior Hand Therapists at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

Why Hand Surgery at a Plastic Surgery Practice

When you hear about Plastic Surgery it is usually associated with people wanting to look better. However, true plastic surgery aims to improve both Function and Form.

Plastic Surgery is a very wide field which includes: Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Burn Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery. Most Plastic Surgeons and Orthopedist surgeons receive training in hand surgery during their residencies. Although General Orthopedists and General Plastic Surgeons can perform hand surgery after their residencies, some, including Dr. Nukta, choose to go for further training to become Hand Surgery Specialist. This training consists of an entire year spent at an accredited hand surgery program. These surgeons undergo a rigid exam before they become certified in Hand Surgery.

Hand Surgery conditions treated at NOVA Plastic Surgery

At NOVA Plastic Surgery we treat the wide range of hand conditions and problems both surgically or non-surgically. Our approach is tailored according to your needs. From the initial consultation, through surgery, and rehab and hand therapy we are here to help. We treat both elective and emergency conditions

Elective Hand Surgery Conditions

These conditions usually progress over months or years and slowly impacts the function of the hand. If not treated these conditions can result in irreparable damage. Therefore, early detection, prevention of deterioration and if needed treatment are key for preserve the delicate and important function of the hand.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: Numbness and tingling in fingers
  • Finger tip amputations revisions
  • Mallet fingers
  • Hand Burns
  • Trigger Fingers: Locking of fingers
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome: Pain Numbness of the small finger
  • Hand and fingers cysts and tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist
  • Dupuytren’s contractures
  • DeQuervain’s tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Writer’s cramps and pain
  • Computer related injuries: overuse
  • PRP injections for Hand and forearm conditions

Trauma Hand Surgery Conditions

Trauma surgery usually requires immediate or urgent (3-4 days) surgery to prevent further damage. To accommodate patients with hand injuries our office has special emergency hours to fit in most patients if the need arises. Some types of trauma hand surgery conditions we routinely treat:

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Great hand function after 13 surgeries