Hand Specialist in Fort Myers, and Port Charlotte, FL
Florida Hand Center specializes in treating problems with the wrists, elbows, and hands. Treatment of various hand conditions are available at our clinic. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online.
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No matter what caused your hand injury, it’s important to treat it immediately, especially if hand surgery is required. With the right surgeon, this type of surgery isn’t as painful or arduous as other procedures requiring more complex treatments.
The most important thing to keep in mind before you schedule an appointment with your local hospital is that it’s better to come prepared. If you meet up with your assigned physician before the scheduled date, you can easily prepare for such a procedure by asking several questions.
You should ask if you need a medical clearance or any other tests before surgery. Medical clearances are required for surgeries because several factors can affect the success of a procedure, unlike standard medical procedures. Your age, medical history, and the type of anesthesia you’ll receive can all influence the outcome of a hand surgery, no matter how minor the injury may be. You will have to get bloodwork, an X-ray of your chest, and possibly an EKG if you are asked to undergo a medical assessment.
Ask about limitations and things to avoid after surgery. Hand surgery may affect professionals like writers, drivers, factory workers, and accountants. In this case, anticipating the likely effects of such a procedure becomes even more important. By asking your doctor what you can and cannot do after a procedure, you’ll be able to make any temporary adjustments in your work leading up to a full recovery.
You should inquire as to whether there is a rehabilitation or physical therapy recovery component to the procedure. There are a few logistical and scheduling concerns to address before one’s procedure because any therapy required can take up a great deal of time in one’s schedule. The ability to know whether or not you will need therapy will allow you to make arrangements in your schedule without the risk of setbacks to other responsibilities.
When you have never undergone a surgical procedure before or are unfamiliar with the process, undergoing a hand surgery can prove to be a pivotal experience. In order to ensure a convenient post-operation experience, however, ask all the right questions.
Patients should be honest and open with their doctors regarding their health when they come in for hand surgery consultations. In general, the types of questions will be similar regardless of the type of procedure or the purpose of the procedure.
In addition to asking about any medical conditions you have, any treatments you are receiving, and any previous surgeries you have had, the doctor will also ask about your medical history. Your doctor will want to know if you have any known drug allergies, as well as what medications you are currently taking. It is important to make sure that nothing will interfere with the surgery. Besides prescription and over-the-counter drugs, you should inform them about tobacco use, alcohol use, and other drugs, as these could affect whether you are a good candidate for surgery.
Be prepared to tell the doctor as much as you can about your hand problem. To diagnose the problem, x-rays or images of the hand may be needed.
The bones, muscles, tendons, and other tissues of the hand may be affected by hand conditions. There are several causes of these conditions, including congenital (present at birth) as well as trauma, overuse, or other causes. Treatment options are available at the Florida Hand Center where specialists will work with patients to determine the best treatment option to meet their specific needs.
For each patient, we seek out the most cost-effective treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery and nonsurgical procedures. We serve patients from Port Charlotte FL, Fort Myers FL, Estero FL, Murdock FL, Punta Gorda FL, Charlotte Harbor FL, Cape Coral FL, Lake Suzy FL, Harbour Heights FL, and Solana FL.
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