Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after doctors for hand and finger sprain in Palm Beach. Sprain is the medical name given to injury to the ligaments, in this case, those in the hand and fingers. Ligaments are tissues that connect bone to other bones. This injury can be simple bruising, a partial tear, or a full tear of the ligament.
WHAT CAUSES HAND AND FINGER SPRAIN?
Ligament sprains are primarily caused by trauma to the affected area. They usually result in significant pain, and in the worse scenarios they may lead to instability of the bones that they are holding together if the ligaments are fully torn. Some of the most commonly injured finger ligaments are shown in the image below:
HAND AND FINGER SPRAIN PROCEDURE
There are two types of finger sprain surgery: ligament repair, ligament reconstruction. Dr. Rueda is an expert in all of these procedures, and has presented on the subject in national meetings. Some of the differences across the types of surgery are listed below:
• Ligament Repair:
Repairs disrupted or torn ligaments to re-establish normal anatomy
• Ligament Reconstruction:
For injuries where the torn ligament is severely damaged. The ligament is recreated using the bodies own tissue.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Patients with complete rupture of collateral ligaments and active symptoms are good candidates for the procedure. Usually they failed an attempt at conservative treatment.
Complications in finger sprain surgery are specific to every procedure. Dr. Rueda will discuss these with you personally. Fortunately these procedure are safe and enjoy very high success rates with low complication rates. An unlikely but serious risk is failure or rupture of the repair.