Wrist and Ligament Injuries
- In house Diagnostic Radiographic evaluations using state of the Arts Digital imaging systems: diagnostic studies, studies performed by experienced orthopedic radiological technologist.
- Studies Performed, special views with dynamic studies to identify hand and wrist pathologies.
- Examples: series for scaphoid fracture and scaphoid lunate injuries, hamate series, carpal tunnel series,
- Robert views, Brewerton Series for head and Neck fractures.
In House Certified Occupational Therapast
Assess and Provide Pre and post operative custom molded orthotics, Pre/ post operative home exercise programs, referrals for follow up therapy if needed.
In House surgical Coordinator
Help insure adequate preparation for surgery; prepare and ensure that pre and post planning needs are met.
Beth Israel Mount Sinai Hand Surgery Center diagnoses and repairs problems of the fingers, hands, wrists, and forearms such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wrist pain
- Hand pain
- Difficulty with extending or straightening the fingers (Dupuytren’s contracture)
- Severe cuts on the fingers and hands; ie. Nerves and tendon laceration.
- Sports injuries of the hands and wrists
- Congenital deformities such as fused fingers (syndactyly) and extra fingers (polydactyly)
- Rheumatoid arthritis/Osteoarthritis
Hand surgery is a type of orthopedic surgery that repairs the bones and joints. It also can help treat burns and injuries to the soft tissues, including the tendons, nerves, and blood vessels.
Dr Charles P Melone is an orthopedic hand surgeons with extensive plastic surgery training who specializes in surgery of the hand. He is world renowned, experienced in all types of hand surgery and uses the most advanced techniques and equipment. His techniques can include skin flaps, tissue, bone, and nerve grafting, joint implants, fusions, as well as replantation and transplantation of amputated fingers. Even in difficult cases, our expert doctor can usually restore feeling, function, and a natural appearance to your hands.
Your Hand Surgery Consultation
During your consultation, your surgeon will make you aware of your surgical options. He also will discuss limits and risks of hand surgery and address your expectations and concerns. He will review your medical history and examine your hands, wrists, and forearms.
Hand surgery is highly individualized. No procedures are the same. Your hand surgeon will explain your case so that you know what is required to repair your hands and restore function and appearance.
Recovery and Results From Hand Surgery
Since every hand surgery is different, the results that your orthopedic surgeon and expect will depend on your needs. The time you need to recover also will depend on your specific needs.
After your surgery, your hand surgeon will give you detailed instructions about how long your hand must be immobilized and when you can safely resume your activities. He or she also will prescribe physical and occupational rehabilitation with a trained hand therapist. Your hand rehabilitation therapy will allow you to achieve as much use of your hands as possible.