When you injure your hand, wrist or fingers, whether directly or indirectly, there’s a good chance that you may find yourself facing potential hand surgery. There are two types of hand surgeries: elective and trauma. Elective hand surgeries are done to either improve function or appearance while trauma surgeries focus on parts of the hand that have been damaged in an accident.
There are numerous hand surgery procedures that people undergo regularly. These include conditions such as carpel tunnel, trigger finger and ganglion cysts. These are often not considered emergent cases and can be scheduled weeks or months in advance.
Trauma surgery on the other hand, usually requires immediate surgery to prevent further damage. Some types of trauma hand surgery conditions involve:
When there is trauma to the hand, the sooner surgery takes place, the better. Most often these types of injuries are treated in the emergency room and handled by the on-duty surgeon.
Dr. Nukta, a Double Board Certified Plastic & Hand Surgeon, is the founder of NOVA and a skilled hand surgeon having worked at level 1 trauma centers. In addition to being recognized as one of the top surgeons in America in 2013, Dr. Nukta has several years of extensive training and hands-on surgical experience. One of his most notable accomplishments to date includes his fellowship at Kleinert’s Institute, a world renowned facility, 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 where he lectured on performing complex hand surgery trauma cases as well as regular hand surgery procedures to doctors in training. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fadi Nukta, please call our office at 703-574-2588.