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.
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
"Hand surgeon Dr. Camela Rao Pokhrel is phenomenal! She's very caring, knowledgeable and best of all she goes that extra step to help a person understand their condition. I highly recommend Camela and I have referred several family and friends to the Rao Plastic and Hand Surgery office."- S.L. / Facebook / Jul 12, 2017
"I have been to a few hand surgeons over the years and hands down (no pun intended) Dr. Pokhrel is by far the best. Not only was the surgery easy and successful - but she is an exceptional person. She is perhaps the most thoughtful physician I have seen. I would recommend her - she is the only hand surgeon in Tucson to see!"- S.J. / Facebook / Jul 15, 2017
"Fantastic Hand Surgeon! Highly trained and great listener and physician/surgeon"- G.N. / Facebook / Jul 11, 2017
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.