What is hand surgery?
Our hands allow us to perform a wide range of tasks, from pressing the snooze button in the morning to brushing our teeth at night. This is why losing even a minor hand function creates frustration and stress. Tasks, such as holding or gripping, may result in significant pain. Board-certified surgeon and hand care specialist Dr. Camela Pokhrel is pleased to offer healing hand surgery to Tucson, AZ patients who struggle with chronic discomfort or limited range of motion. 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. Our goal is to help you find relief in one or both hands and improve mobility once again.
What can hand surgery treat?
The most obvious reason to seek hand surgery or other treatments is if you have pain or immobility that prevents you from using it correctly. Dr. Pokhrel offers 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
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR HAND SURGERY?
Women and men who have pain in their hands, arms, or wrists that get in the way of accomplishing routine tasks could benefit from hand surgery at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery. During a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Pokhrel, she will be able to diagnose your issue and create a treatment plan to restore function. Contact our Tucson, AZ office to schedule your private appointment so we can determine your candidacy for hand surgery.
How is hand surgery performed?
The treatment technique performed during your session depends 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 RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM hand surgery?
Because every patient is unique, it's hard to gauge how long recovery will last after hand surgery. Dr. Pokhrel can give you detailed incision care instructions following treatment. Following her tips should prevent complications such as infection and promote the regrowth of healthy tissue. The speed of your recovery also depends 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.
Hand Surgery Reviews
"Dr Pokhrel is the best. She spotted an infection in my hand due to a fall that resulted in a compound dislocated finger and did surgery to remove the infection. She prescribed physical therapy which ultimately resulted in 99% flexibility restoration. I am very happy with the care and would recommend Rao services to anyone. Very caring and professional."- T.S. / Google / Mar 20, 2018
"I got what I needed after cast removal and referred to excellent hand therapists."- A.V. / Google / Apr 20, 2018
"Dr. Camela Pokhrel was called in to do emergency surgery on my left wrist, the night that I fell. I couldn't be more happy with the surgery and care that she gave me. I would recommend her to anyone needing hand surgery!"- J.S. / Google / Feb 20, 2018
"Dr. Pokhrel is an excellent and compassionate surgeon. I recommend her highly."- E. / Healthgrades / Jul 13, 2019
"I was referred to Dr Camela Pokhrel with Dupuytren's contracture, a hand condition that had drawn my wedding ring finger onto the palm of my hand. I experienced the gradually worsening symptoms for seven years, and my left hand finally became disfuncional. I did quite a bit of research on the disease, and was aware that surgery to straighten my finger would be quite complicated.Dr. Pokhrel not only gave me back my hand function, but the process was much less painful and involved than I had anticipated. Her staff is terrific, and Dr Pokhrel has an extremely caring attitude and manner. My hand has healed much more rapidly than my research had predicted.I highly recommend Dr Pokhrel and her practice for any hand surgery a patient might need. Jane BauermannTucson"- J.B. / Google / Jul 25, 2019
HAND SURGERY faq
How much will my hand surgery cost?
Your total costs for hand surgery depend on your recommended treatment, as well as 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. 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, based on your condition and coverage. Our Tucson, AZ office accepts many insurance plans. We can easily 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. Most patients can return to work but will be limited in their range of motion for up to six weeks. Restrictions after surgery vary based 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
Some conditions can prevent you from using your hands to the fullest. If you have been experiencing pain that makes it challenging to perform tasks like holding or gripping, you may require immediate hand surgery or other treatments. Board-certified surgeon and hand care specialist Dr. Camela Pokhrel treats these 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.