Hand Surgery in Oklahoma City
Hand surgery is designed to restore hand function, and improve hand appearance in cases where disease, injury, or birth defects have impaired hand form and function. At Lowe Plastic Surgery you will be evaluated and treated by Dr. James Lowe, a fully board certified hand surgeon.
When to Undergo Hand Surgery in Oklahoma City
Hand surgery may be suitable for men, women and children who have congenital deformities (birth defects) affecting their hands, as well as hand injuries that impair function and affect the appearance of the hands.
Reconstructive surgeons can help treat conditions such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist, thumb, index and mid-finger pain)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (inflamed joints)
- Birth defects (webbed hands, short, missing or extra fingers)
- Dupuytren's contracture (tight, thickened hand skin)
- Hand injury or trauma
How is carpal tunnel treated?
A procedure called carpal tunnel release can relieve pressure that builds up within the carpal tunnel. By releasing the tissue that is pressing on the lower hand and wrist nerves, the surgery can relieve pain, tingling and numbness. This requires an incision from the mid-palm to wrist.
How is Dupuytren's contracture treated?
Dupuytren's contracture (when thick, scar-like tissue forms in the palm and restricts finger motion) is treated by cutting and separating the bands of thickened tissue, freeing the tendons and allowing better finger movement.
How are hand deformities treated?
Congenital deformities include syndactyly, short, missing, or deformed fingers, immobile tendons, and abnormal nerves or blood vessels. These conditions interfere with proper hand growth and impair function. They can be corrected at an early age, sometimes during infancy. The surgery varies depending on the conditions presented.
What happens after hand surgery?
After hand surgery, prescription medications can help you manage pain. The treated hand may need to be immobilized for some time. A dressing and splint are used after surgery to restrict motion and promote healing. A hand therapist is often an integral part of the recovery process. In addition to Dr. James (Jim) Lowe's post-operative instructions, be sure to follow your physical therapist's advice.
Who performs hand surgery?
Dr. Lowe will perform your hand surgery. His qualifications include board certification in plastic surgery, and a hand, nerve and microsurgery fellowship at The Washington University School of Medicine.
Where is the surgery performed?
Hand surgery can be performed at Integris Baptist Medical Center, an outpatient surgical facility, or at the Associates Surgery Center near our Oklahoma City office. After surgery, you can recover at the surgery center, in the surgical ward at Integris Baptist Medical Hospital, or at a local overnight medical facility.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
To learn more about hand surgery in Oklahoma City, please contact Dr. James Lowe by calling (405) 942-4300 or (877) 362-5693. You can also send us an email using our online contact form. Lowe Plastic Surgery's clinical practice is located less than a mile east of Integris Baptist Medical Center at 2520 NW Expressway in Oklahoma City.