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Our hands serve many purposes. Hands help us eat, dress, write, earn a living, create art, and do many other activities. To do these activities, our hands require sensation and movement, such as joint motion, tendon gliding, and muscle contraction. When a problem takes place in the hand, care must be given to all the different types of tissues that make function of the hand possible.


Reconstructive hand surgery can help correct a wide range of functional and cosmetic problems affecting your hand, wrist and forearm. Hand reconstruction can repair tendon injuries, birth defects and joint deformities caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It can also relieve the pain and pressure of carpal tunnel syndrome, and treat Dupuytren's contracture, a hand disorder in which thick, scar-like tissue bands form within your palm and extend to your fingers.


As part of his Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery training, Dr. Hughes was well trained in all aspects of hand surgery, combining and mastering all the skills to become equally adept at handling tendon, ligament, nerve and bone injuries as well as microsurgical reconstruction such as reattachment of severed parts or free tissue transfers and transplants.


If your hand is impaired in any way, surgery may improve your condition.