Patients choose to see a hand surgeon for a variety of reasons that range from carpal tunnel syndrome/nerve entrapment, trigger fingers, arthritis, and more.
Most commonly patients are referred by primary care physicians, neurologists, or rheumatologists when non-surgical treatments do not result in resolution of the problem.
Hand surgery is all about function, and downtime/recovery. Choosing the least invasive option with the best results is key when deciding on treatments.
Over the last few years there have been new techniques and modifications to the tried and true methods to deliver the best possible outcome.