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Due to the number of bones in human hands, hand surgery requires a specialized skill and expertise. Treatment is focused on alleviating pain and disability in the upper extremity as a result of common hand problems, such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Ganglion cysts
- Fractures and broken bones
- Tendon and ligament injuries
In addition, surgeons perform more complex procedures including wrist arthroscopy, finger joint replacements and rheumatoid arthritis surgeries.