Hand surgery is a specialized procedure by Ashburn, VA plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Mountcastle, that treats conditions (visible deformities or impaired function) of the fingers, wrist and hand. A hand reconstruction may be necessary to help save damaged tissues. This surgery can also improve a disfigurement, resulting from a hand injury or birth defect. It is important to find an experienced board-certified cosmetic hand surgeon, who understands the biomechanics of hand function, as well as know how to surgically restore it to a normal appearance.
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"Dr. Mountcastle was very personable, patient and kind answering our questions and the questions my 11 yr old son had regarding a tiny mole he wants removed. We decided to wait and not have it removed and they did not rush us. Planning on going back during the holiday break later in the year."- H.E. / Yelp / Oct 15, 2016
"I got lip fillers with Amy and I had an amazing experience. She was knowledgeable and explained the process before she began. It was a great experience. I will definitely be coming back!"- K.B. / Yelp / Oct 14, 2016
"Excellent service. Timothy Mountcastle is well mannered and explained the varicose vein procedure, which was done with minimum pain and just a little discomfort. Very professional and highly recommended. The aftercare was explained and the bandaging on the leg, which has to be kept on for 24 hours, was professionally carried out by the nursing assistant. Minimum brusing to both upper legs. One more procedure to be carried out next week on lower leg."- A.V. / ZocDoc / Oct 13, 2016
"I had a very positive experience with Dr. Mountcastle and his staff. I needed a pilonidal cyst removed and Dr. Mountcastle has significant experience with the procedure to remove these cysts. Also, he participates with my insurance (which was Blue Cross), so I only had to pay the associated co-pays for consultations and procedures. He performed the removal procedure at Inova Fair Oaks, and everything went very smoothly. In addition to the cyst removal, Dr. Mountcastle's office provided laser hair removal to the affected area to hopefully reduce the chance for recurrence. This was also covered by insurance. The Medical Spa facility is in the same Ashburn building, and definitely feels more Spa-like than doctors office. The specialist who performed the procedures Maria Foster, was excellent. She managed to strike a perfect balance of friendliness and professionalism. I can recommend and would go back if necessary."- W.C. / Google / Oct 02, 2016
The surgical approach taken will depend on the condition or injury being treated. Hand injuries that include tendon trauma may require a tendon repair, which involves treating the torn tendon and reconnecting it to the original anatomical site. Certain birth defects, such as syndactyly, may require a bone fusion, whereas trauma-related injuries may need to be addressed with microsurgery, a bone or skin graft, a tissue transfer, or z-plasty. The goal is to eliminate pain, restore function, and produce a normal appearance.
There are numerous conditions of the hand that may require surgery. In each case, the surgery is a specialized procedure performed to help restore function and a normal appearance. Some common hand conditions include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Birth Defects
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Fractures and Malunions
- Tumors, Cysts and Cancers of the Hand
- Traumatic and Crush Injuries
- Open Wounds, Scars and Burns
Hand surgery is performed in an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. The condition or injury being treated will dictate the surgical technique used and will vary by case. The recovery period will also vary. However, physical therapy could be prescribed to help patients regain strength, function and mobility. An experienced hand surgeon will be able to apply progressive reconstructive approaches to help patients overcome even the most traumatic hand injuries, allowing them to resume a normal life.
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Hand Surgery FAQs@headingTag>
What is Microsurgery?@headingTag>
Microsurgery is a common component of hand surgery when severe trauma has occurred. It involves high magnification to assist and repair severed tendons and nerves. It is almost always used when severed fingers require reattachment.
Plastic Surgeon or Orthopedic?@headingTag>
Hand surgery, by nature, has always been a part of plastic surgery. A skilled plastic surgeon will understand both the dynamics of hand functions, as well as the technique needed to restore aesthetics. However, some injuries may, in fact, be better suited for an orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic doctors specialize in the joints of the human body. During the initial consultation, after a full assessment has been provided, this will be discussed in greater detail.
Most Common Injuries?@headingTag>
The most common hand surgeries performed by plastic surgeons often revolve around a hand injury. This can include fractured bones, cuts, burns, severed fingers, and trauma injuries that damage internal tendons, nerves and blood vessels. Modern techniques such as grafting, transplantation, and flap surgeries have greatly improved the surgeon’s ability to restore normal hand function and a natural appearance.