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Nerve & Tendon Injuries

At Veda Medical, we understand the vital role of nerves and tendons in maintaining our body’s normal function. They are essential components of our musculoskeletal system, allowing us to move and feel bodily sensations. Unfortunately, these crucial structures can be injured through trauma, repetitive strain, or medical conditions, leading to significant pain, weakness, and loss of function.

Nerve injuries can be particularly complex, often leading to numbness, pain, and even paralysis in severe cases. Tendon injuries, on the other hand, can impair our ability to move the affected body part effectively, leading to stiffness, weakness, or inability to move the joint. Both injuries require a precise diagnosis and expert treatment to ensure the best possible outcomes.

At Veda Medical, we specialize in treating a wide range of nerve and tendon injuries, emphasizing minimally invasive techniques and personalized care. Our team comprises highly experienced and trained physicians, surgeons, and therapists, all working together to provide comprehensive care for our patients. Our state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge techniques, and dedication to patient-centered care enable us to address these challenging injuries effectively, ensuring optimal function recovery and quality of life for our patients.

Whether you’re dealing with a nerve injury resulting from a traumatic accident, a tendon injury caused by overuse, or a chronic condition affecting your nerves or tendons, Veda Medical is equipped and committed to helping you regain function, reduce pain, and resume your normal activities. Trust us to be your partner in recovery, guiding you through every step of the healing process with expertise, compassion, and care.

What is a Nerve Injury of the Hand

A nerve injury to the hand occurs when one or more of the nerves in the hand are damaged. These injuries can result from various causes, including trauma (such as cuts, fractures, or crush injuries), repetitive strain (often seen in certain occupations or sports), and medical conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or diabetes.

The hand is served by three major nerves: the ulnar nerve, the median nerve, and the radial nerve. Each of these nerves has a different function and serves different areas of the hand:

  • The ulnar nerve controls most of the little finger and the outer half of the ring finger, as well as the muscles that allow for fine movements in the hand.
  • The median nerve controls the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. It also controls some of the muscles used for pinching and gripping.
  • The radial nerve controls movement and sensation in the back of the hand and the thumb, index, and middle fingers.

A nerve injury in the hand can cause various symptoms, depending on the severity and location of the damage. Symptoms might include:

  • Pain, often described as sharp, shooting, or burning
  • Numbness or loss of sensation
  • Weakness or paralysis of the muscles served by the affected nerve
  • Tingling, prickling, or “pins and needles” sensation
  • Difficulty coordinating fine movements

Treatment of hand nerve injuries can range from non-surgical interventions, such as physical therapy or medication, to surgical procedures to repair the damaged nerve. The specific treatment approach will depend on the nature and severity of the nerve injury, the patient’s overall health, and their personal needs and goals.

At Veda Medical, our team is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating hand nerve injuries. We aim to restore normal function and sensation in the hand and reduce pain and other symptoms, helping patients return to normal activities as quickly as possible.

What is a Tendon Injury of the Hand

A tendon injury to the hand occurs when the tendons, which are thick bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones, are damaged or disrupted. Tendons in the hand are responsible for enabling finger and hand movements, allowing us to grip, grasp, and perform intricate tasks.

Tendon injuries can be categorized into two main types:

  1. Tendonitis: Tendonitis refers to inflammation or irritation of the tendon, often resulting from overuse, repetitive motions, or strain. It can cause pain, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area. Common forms of tendonitis in hand include De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist) and trigger finger (inflammation of the tendon sheath in the finger).
  2. Tendon Tears or Ruptures: Tendon tears or ruptures occur when the tendon fibers are partially or completely torn due to sudden trauma or chronic degeneration. These injuries can result in severe pain, weakness, and limited mobility. In hand, tendon tears or ruptures often affect the flexor tendons (responsible for bending the fingers) or the extensor tendons (enabling finger extension).

Treatment for tendon injuries in the hand varies depending on the type and severity of the injury. Non-surgical approaches may include rest, immobilization with splints or braces, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications. These methods aim to reduce pain and inflammation and promote healing.

In cases where non-surgical treatments are ineffective or for severe injuries, surgical intervention may be necessary. Tendon repair surgery involves reattaching or suturing the torn ends of the tendon, allowing it to heal and restore normal function. Rehabilitation and hand therapy are vital components of the recovery process after tendon surgery, helping to regain strength, flexibility, and coordination.

At Veda Medical, we specialize in diagnosing and treating hand tendon injuries. Our experienced team of hand surgeons and therapists work collaboratively to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs. We aim to optimize hand function, minimize pain, and facilitate a successful recovery, enabling patients to regain their normal daily activities as quickly and effectively as possible.

Recovery From a Nerve and Tendon Injuries

Recovery from a nerve and tendon injury in hand requires a comprehensive approach focusing on healing the injured structures, restoring function, and minimizing pain. The recovery process can vary depending on the severity of the injury, the specific nerves or tendons affected, and individual factors. At Veda Medical, we prioritize providing personalized care to support your recovery journey. Here is an overview of the key aspects involved in recovering from a nerve and tendon injury:

Immediate Post-Injury Care:

After an injury, it is important to seek medical attention promptly. In the initial stages, the focus is on reducing pain and inflammation. Rest, immobilization with splints or braces, and hand elevation can help alleviate discomfort and promote healing.

Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment Plan:

Our specialized team will conduct a thorough evaluation, which may involve physical examinations, imaging tests, and nerve conduction studies to determine the extent of the nerve and tendon injury. Based on the findings, a personalized treatment plan will be developed to address your specific needs and goals.

Surgical Intervention (if necessary):

In cases where conservative treatments are not sufficient or if there is severe damage to the nerves or tendons, surgery may be recommended. The surgical approach will depend on the specific injury and may involve repairing or reconstructing the damaged structures.

Rehabilitation and Therapy:

Following surgery or during non-surgical treatment, rehabilitation and therapy play a crucial role in recovery. Hand therapists will guide you through exercises and techniques to improve strength, flexibility, coordination, and fine motor skills. This therapy is essential for restoring hand function and optimizing recovery.

Pain Management:

Throughout the recovery process, pain management is a key consideration. Our team will work closely with you to develop an appropriate pain management plan, which may involve medication, physical therapy modalities, or other interventions to control pain and discomfort.

Gradual Return to Activities:

As healing progresses, a gradual return to daily activities and functional tasks will be encouraged. This may involve a step-by-step approach, ensuring you regain strength and dexterity while minimizing re-injury risk.

Long-Term Follow-Up:

After the initial recovery phase, long-term follow-up is important to monitor progress and address any lingering issues. Our team will provide ongoing care, ensuring you have the necessary support and guidance throughout your recovery journey.

At Veda Medical, our skilled professionals are dedicated to helping you recover from nerve and tendon injuries. We emphasize a multidisciplinary approach, combining expert medical care, specialized therapy, and comprehensive support to ensure you regain optimal hand function, minimize pain, and return to your normal daily activities as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Question & Answer

Question: What are the common causes of nerve and tendon injuries in the hand, and how can Veda Medical help?

Answer: Nerve and tendon injuries in the hand can occur due to various factors. Common causes include trauma, such as cuts, fractures, or crush injuries, and repetitive strain from typing, playing sports, or using tools. Medical conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or diabetes can also contribute to these injuries. At Veda Medical, our team specializes in diagnosing and treating nerve and tendon injuries. We offer a range of treatment options, from non-surgical interventions like physical therapy and medication to surgical procedures when necessary. Our goal is to alleviate pain, restore function, and help you regain normal hand mobility, allowing you to resume your daily activities confidently.

Other Services We Provide

  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrom
  • Carpometacarpal Boss
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Fingers
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Nail Bed Injuries 
  • Power Saw Injuries
  • Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Union and Non-Union
  • Stiffness in the Hand and Wrist
  • Thumb
  • Trigger Finger, and Jammed and Mallet Finger
  • Wrist Facture
  • Wrist Sprain

Why Choose Veda Medical

Choosing the right medical provider for your finger services ensures the best outcomes. Here’s why Veda Medical stands out as your ideal choice:

  • Experienced Team of Specialists: Our team at Veda Medical comprises highly trained and experienced professionals who specialize in treating various finger and hand conditions. Their expertise extends to conservative treatments and complex surgical procedures, providing patients with the highest standard of care.
  • Advanced Microsurgical Techniques: We utilize state-of-the-art microsurgical techniques to treat various conditions. These high-precision procedures enable us to repair minute structures in hand, often resulting in less post-operative pain, fewer complications, and faster recovery times.
  • Comprehensive Care: From the initial consultation to follow-up appointments, our team provides comprehensive care that addresses the whole patient. This approach involves treating the immediate condition and supporting related issues, such as pain management and rehabilitation.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: At Veda Medical, we prioritize the needs of our patients. We believe in offering personalized care tailored to each patient’s circumstances. This approach means that every treatment plan is unique and designed to deliver the best possible results.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We invest in the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technology to enhance our services. Our commitment to technology is second to none, from high-definition imaging systems for accurate diagnosis to the latest surgical instruments for precise treatment.
  • Collaborative Multidisciplinary Team: Our team works collaboratively to deliver optimal patient care. Everyone is vital, from surgeons and physiotherapists to nurses and administrative staff. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that all patient care aspects are coordinated and effective.
  • Focus on Patient Education: We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge about their condition and treatment options. Our team takes the time to explain the details of each procedure, allowing patients to make informed decisions about their care.
  • Research and Innovation: Veda Medical is actively involved in research and innovation as a forward-thinking institution. Our commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements ensures that our patients benefit from the most up-to-date treatments.
  • Safety and Comfort: Patient safety and comfort are our top priorities. We adhere to rigorous sterilization and safety protocols, and our team is committed to making the patient experience as comfortable as possible.
  • Accessible and Convenient: With flexible scheduling and convenient locations, accessing our services is straightforward and hassle-free. We also offer telehealth consultations for patients who prefer to consult with our specialists from their homes.
  • Post-Treatment Rehabilitation: We provide robust rehabilitation support post-treatment to help our patients regain full functionality. Our physiotherapy team designs personalized programs to facilitate recovery and restore mobility.
  • Follow-Up Care: We believe in the importance of regular follow-up care. Our team is committed to monitoring your recovery and making necessary adjustments to your treatment plan, ensuring you achieve the best possible outcome.

Choosing Veda Medical for your finger services ensures that you’re entrusting your care to a team of dedicated professionals committed to excellence in every aspect of their work. Our patient-centric approach, advanced technology, and cutting-edge techniques ensure every patient receives the best possible care. Trust us to provide you with the highest standard of care for your finger and hand needs.

Meet Dr. Mohan

Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Trained in Hand, Wrist, and Microsurgery. Dr. Pradeep S. Mohan is a highly-skilled, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. After completing his General Surgery Residency at Seton Hall University, he attended Yale University and Southern Illinois University to complete fellowships in Hand and Microsurgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has received extensive training in all aspects of Cosmetic Surgery and Non-Surgical Rejuvenation. 

Dr. Mohan takes pride in his work, and his patients love him for his transparency, excellent bedside manner, and ease of explanation of the procedures. He believes in having educated and informed patients. Dr. Mohan is known for his individualized and comprehensive treatment plans and dedication to perfection, resulting in total patent satisfaction. He is here to help you achieve your desired goals.

Contact Us Today!

Are you ready to regain optimal hand and wrist function, alleviate pain, and enhance your quality of life? Look no further than Veda Medical, where our experienced team of hand specialists is dedicated to providing exceptional care and personalized treatment options. We are committed to delivering outstanding outcomes with our expertise in hand and microsurgery, state-of-the-art facilities, and compassionate approach. Contact Veda Medical today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards restored hand and wrist health. Let us be your trusted partner on your journey to improved function, comfort, and a brighter future.

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