Hand Surgery in Biloxi, MS
What is Hand Surgery?
Like most things people take for granted, the importance of your hands may not truly be appreciated until something affects your ability to use them. When injury, defects or disease limit your tactile functions, is can be difficult – if not impossible — to perform your job or even seemingly simple, everyday tasks. For Biloxi-area residents, hand surgery by Dr. John H. Miller at Apogee Plastic Surgery can ease the pain in your hands and help you regain the use of these vital tools. His board-certified skills have benefited men and women throughout the region, including individuals from Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Ocean Springs and other nearby communities.
There are various afflictions and maladies that can cause reduced function in your hands, requiring hand surgery. At Apogee Plastic Surgery in Biloxi, Dr. Miller and his caring and knowledgeable team members are dedicated to helping our patients with any of the following:
- Burn Treatment: Heat and chemicals can create burns on your hands, resulting in first-, second- or third-degree injuries. Depending on the severity of the burn, you may need therapy or surgery or a combination of both.
- Carpal Tunnel: This affliction is often indicated by tingling or numbness in the fingers. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by repetitive hand movements, fluid retention, nerve damage or other stressors.
- Congenital Abnormalities: Also known as congenital anomalies, this condition is present at birth. You may have a congenital abnormality if you were born with extra or too few fingers, webbed fingers or fingers that won’t bend.
- Dupuytren’s: This disease causes abnormal thickening of the tissue just beneath the skin of your palm and may spread to your fingers. Dupuytren’s can result in visible lumps and pits on your skin and may ultimately make your fingers curl into your palm.
- Nail Bed Injury: You may suffer a nail bed injury with any pinch, crush or sharp cut to your nail. The severity can vary, but the worst cases involve bone fractures or cuts that reach nerve endings or the tendons that straighten or bend your fingertip.
- Nerve Injury: A nerve injury can occur when the nerve is pressured, stretched or cut. The damaging of a nerve can cause numbness in your hands and prevent your muscles from working.
- Replantation: This surgical procedure can replace a finger, hand or arm that has been detached from your body. The goal of replantation is to return as much function to the reattached body part as possible.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: People with this disease suffer severe inflammation to their joints. When rheumatoid arthritis affects your hands, it can be disabling, causing deformed fingers and impaired movement.
- Tendonitis: When the tendons in your hands become inflamed, you can experience feelings of tightness, aching or burning. Tendonitis is often caused by overusing and stressing your hands.
- Trigger Finger: Also known as trigger thumb or stenosing tenosynovitis, trigger finger occurs when the pulleys in your finger become too thick and constricting for the tendons to operate. In the finger, the pulleys are a series of rings that form a tunnel through which the tendons must glide.
- Vascular Injury: There are many causes of vascular problems, including trauma, tumors and malformations. A vascular injury affects the flow of blood through your hands.
- Workers’ Compensation: Various injuries can happen on the job and may ultimately require hand surgery or therapy. The Workers’ Compensation Law, mandated by the state of Mississippi, provides no-fault insurance to employees who are injured during the course of their job-related duties.
- Wrist and Tendon Injuries: The wrist provides increased mobility for your hands and may experience its own problems. When the tendons in your wrist become irritated or inflamed, you may feel pain, numbness or achiness in your hands.
Am I a Good Candidate for Hand Surgery in Biloxi?
Because each situation is unique, your compatibility with hand surgery will be based on a variety of factors. Dr. Miller and his staff encourage you to schedule a consultation today, so we may discuss your individual concerns and determine whether hand surgery would be a good option for you. We welcome men and women from Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Ocean Springs and other neighboring communities.
How Much Does Hand Surgery Cost in Biloxi?
Your hand surgery treatment is a very personalized procedure. Therefore, Dr. Miller’s staff will be happy to discuss hand surgery prices with you on an individual basis.
Apogee Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.
Dr. John H. Miller offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Mississippi including: Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Ocean Springs, MS. Contact the Dr. John H. Miller office today to schedule your Hand Surgery Consultation!