ABOUT HAND SURGERY
We use our hands every day for nearly everything we do, from pressing the snooze button in the morning to brushing our teeth at night. This is why losing hand function due to illness or injury creates frustration and stress. Many hand impairments can cause even the smallest tasks, such as holding or gripping, to result in significant pain. To address this, board-certified surgeon and hand care specialist Dr. Camela Pokhrel is pleased to offer healing hand surgery to Tucson, AZ patients who struggle with ongoing discomfort or diminished function in one or both of their hands. Trained at one of the nation's preeminent hand surgery centers, Dr. Pokhrel is eager to share her unique knowledge and set of skills with patients at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery.
YOUR HAND SURGERY OPTIONS
Dr. Pokhrel offers surgical repair and remedies for many conditions of the hands and wrists, including:
- Carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome
- Hand and wrist fractures
- Nailbed and fingertip injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Neurovascular injuries
- Ganglion and mucous cysts
- Sports- and music-related injuries
- Lateral and medial epicondylitis
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Trigger finger
Women and men who have pain in their hands, arms, or wrists that get in the way of accomplishing routine tasks could benefit from seeking out care. During a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Pokhrel, she will be able to identify your issue and formulate a treatment plan to restore the function of your hands. Contact our Tucson, AZ office to schedule your private appointment so we can determine your candidacy for hand treatment.
The treatment technique performed during your session will depend on your specific hand-related condition. To achieve fully restored hand function, Dr. Pokhrel performs delicate hand surgeries to correct any issues present. For a number of these treatments, she will use a local anesthetic to numb the area. If local anesthesia is used for your procedure, it can be done safely at our Tucson, AZ office. If general anesthesia is used, your hand surgery will take place in an outpatient setting at an accredited medical facility or hospital.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Because every patient is unique, it's hard to gauge how long your healing period will last after hand surgery. Dr. Pokhrel will give you detailed incision care instructions following your treatment. Following her tips should prevent an infection from occurring and promote the regrowth of healthy tissue. The speed of your recovery will depend on how well you respond to treatment, as well as your individual level of pain tolerance. You should attend any mandatory follow-up appointments at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery so Dr. Pokhrel can monitor your progress, pain management, and hand function.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much will my hand surgery cost?
Your total costs for hand surgery will depend on the specific treatment technique you are set to receive, as well as any potential anesthesia and facility fees. Dr. Pokhrel and our team at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery will work with you to ensure that you receive proper treatment at a cost that is affordable. To help with this, our office accepts a variety of payment methods, including low-interest medical financing.
Will my hand surgery be covered by insurance?
Hand surgery could be paid in part by your medical insurance, depending on your condition and coverage. Our Tucson, AZ office accepts many insurance plans. We will easily be able to verify your insurance benefits by contacting your provider and assessing your coverage.
How long should I plan to be off from work?
Everyone's experience with recovery and post-op pain is different and highly depends on the individual. Most patients can return to work but will be limited in what they are able to do with their affected hand for up to six weeks. Restrictions after surgery depend on treatment performed. However, this can vary, depending on the amount of physical exertion required for your job. Dr. Pokhrel will monitor your recovery closely and will let you know when your restrictions are lifted.
IMPROVE YOUR HAND FUNCTION
If you have been experiencing hand-related pain that makes it difficult or impossible to complete normal tasks, like holding, clenching, or gripping, you may require immediate treatment. Board-certified surgeon and hand care specialist Dr. Camela Pokhrel treats a variety of hand concerns at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery. If discomfort is getting in the way of your life, schedule a consultation at our Tucson, AZ office today.