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Hand Surgery Treatments in San Angelo

Advanced Treatments, Quality Care

As defined by Johns Hopkins Medicine, hand surgery covers a wide range of procedures that a skilled orthopedic surgeon can perform in order to restore function in the hands and fingers after damage has occurred. The hand is made up of an intricate and delicate network of tendons, muscles, ligaments, skin, and bone. If an injury, chronic condition, or disease affects any part of this network, it can greatly impact mobility and function.

Restorative and reconstructive procedures of the hand may be recommended by a surgeon for many reasons, including, but not limited to:

  • Injuries
  • Infections
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Congenital defects
  • Other degenerative diseases that may cause pain or change the structure of the hand

At Shannon, we strive to deliver precise and minimally invasive surgical care. That is why our hand surgeons utilize advanced imaging technology and state-of-the-art surgical procedures. We specialize in the hand procedures our community depends on most.

If you are seeking hand surgery in San Angelo, our Shannon surgeons are here for you. Contact us at 325.747.2292 to schedule your initial consultation.

Specialty Services at Shannon Orthopedics Center

You may be referred to our Shannon Orthopedics Center by your primary care physician or another orthopedic specialist. Specific hand operations that our San Angelo orthopedic surgeons specialize in include fracture treatments, ligament reconstruction, and other common hand procedures. Some common conditions that can be treated with hand surgery include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic wrist pain
  • Issues with the ulnar nerve or median nerve
  • Tendon injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Upper extremity fractures, such as those to the hand, forearm, or distal radius

Our orthopedics center also provides sports medicine and physical therapy treatments for patients following hand surgery, so they can get back in the game or back to their lives. Our two orthopedics centers are as follows:

Recovery After Hand Surgery

Depending on the procedure your surgeon performed, your recovery time will vary. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions for postoperative care following your procedure. You may have dressings, bandages, or splints around the surgical site for a period of time, for sanitation and compression purposes. Your doctor will let you know how long these must stay on the site for. Additional recovery instruction may include any of the following:

  • Additional inpatient treatments
  • Topical or oral medication prescriptions for pain relief/healing
  • Directions for changing any dressings or bandages
  • Follow-up appointment to remove any stitches after the site has healed
  • Advice and modifications for returning to daily activities
  • Hand therapy stretches and exercises
  • Physical therapy to regain strength, flexibility, and movement
  • Sports medicine to return to more rigorous activities

Meet Dr. Menon

Dr. Nathan Menon, MD is an orthopedic and orthoplastic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery, microsurgery, and aesthetic surgery at Shannon. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and holds over 10 years of experience in microvascular surgery, reconstruction, and treatments regarding the hands and surrounding extremities. He is also the only surgeon in the area that specializes in the following two procedures:

  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release

Dr. Menon is currently accepting new patients at his office located at Shannon Clinic West, 4450 Sunset Drive. To learn more about the procedures mentioned above, or to schedule a consultation, call 325.747.2292.

Shannon Surgeons at Your Service

If you have been looking to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon or consult with a San Angelo hand surgery specialist, Shannon is here for you. We will assess your condition and determine the best treatment methods for your specific needs. If an operation is deemed necessary, our surgical care team will walk you through all preoperative and postoperative procedures. Our goal is to help you recover and return to your normal life as soon as possible.

Our Shannon orthopedic surgeons provide hand surgery in San Angelo and surrounding areas. To consult with a physician or schedule an appointment, contact us at 325.747.2292 today.

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