For many of us, not being able to use our hands is unimaginable but it’s a reality for anyone who has sustained a hand injury. Unfortunately, some hand injuries are accidental and unavoidable but can cause serious issues for work and other everyday activities. We understand the importance of your hands and what a complex area they can be to perform surgical procedures on. You want your hands in the best hands, which is Dr. Foster.

In addition to all of the cosmetic surgical procedures Dr. Foster performs, he also offers a full range of treatments for the hand, wrist, arm, and elbow. Dr. Foster is the only plastic surgeon in the Middlebury area that has a Certificate of Added Qualification in hand surgery.

Some of the more common hand-related problems Dr. Foster sees are:

Work-related injuries

Anything can happen at work, especially when you work in a physically demanding field. Your hands may be cut, crushed, or broken. Fingertip amputations are common. Even if you work in an office job, you run the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome or other injuries that may be caused by repetitive movements that can become extremely painful if not treated properly.

Sporting injuries

Like the workplace, anything can happen while participating in sporting activities. Common sports-related injuries include broken bones, dislocations, sprains, and strained muscles, ligaments, and tendons. As mentioned before, repetitive stress injuries can cause issues like carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow. If you don’t treat these issues and continue to play on them, you could risk serious longterm damage.

Other disease and deformities

Some other common hand-related diseases and ailments that Dr. Foster treats include arthritis, Raynaud’s Syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, tendonitis, and more. Birth defects and other developmental deformities also may limit the use of someone’s hands. While not all of these diseases and syndromes are curable, they are treatable.

If you have been thinking about taking the next steps in discussing your options with hand surgery or other treatments, call (203) 577-6550 to schedule a free consultation with premier plastic surgeon, Dr. Stanley Foster.