Hand Surgery


West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C.

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, & Interventional Pain Management located conveniently across west Tennessee
Now offering Telehealth appointments

If you have serious hand issues, such as nerve damage, traumatic damage, or a congenital deformity, you may need advanced hand surgery to reclaim your function and feeling. At West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C., the hand and upper extremity specialists work as a team to make sure you can use your hands with confidence — and without pain. There are 11 practice locations in Union City, Trenton, Selmer, Paris, Lexington, Huntingdon, Dyersburg, and two offices each in Jackson and Martin, Tennessee. Call the office nearest you or set up your appointment with online scheduling now.

Hand Surgery Q & A

When would I need hand surgery?

There are many reasons you could need hand surgery, and the issues aren’t necessarily limited to the hand. Some common reasons for hand surgery are:

  • Nerve damage in your hand or elbow
  • Congenital abnormalities like extra digits
  • Skin grafting following injury or tissue loss
  • Replantation — surgical reattachment of a severed digit
  • Bone fracture repair in the forearm, wrist, or hand
  • Arthritic joint damage in your fingers, thumb, hand, or wrist
  • Ligament tears in the wrist

Many of these procedures are highly complex because they involve the reattachment of very tiny blood vessels. The skilled hand surgeons at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. often use microsurgery — specialized surgical techniques using a high-powered microscope — for optimal visualization during these procedures.

The doctors at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. never rush to surgery. They always recommend more conservative techniques when possible. But if your hand injury or damage causes serious daily function issues, hand surgery is often the best way to get back to normal. 

Can I get outpatient hand surgery?

Yes, in many cases you can get minor surgical procedures right in the West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. office. Your surgeon can numb the treatment area to make the procedure completely painless, and they can resolve your problem quickly so you can go home right away. 

Some of the hand problems the skilled surgeons can resolve with in-office procedures include:

  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Crushed fingertips
  • Nail bed trauma
  • Finger abscess drainage
  • Finger lacerations

If you’ve ever spent any time in an emergency room, you’ll immediately understand why having the option of on-site hand surgery at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. is so helpful. The team fits urgent patients in quickly, minimizing your wait and avoiding those high emergency room prices.

What is recovery after hand surgery like?

After hand surgery, the team helps you recover in the most efficient way. Physical therapy is always an important part of your recovery, and the physical therapy team offers specialized hand therapy to help you recover strength and function as quickly as possible. 

The top-rated hand surgeons at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. are proud to offer the most advanced cutting-edge surgical technology for hand surgery. When you need a hand up, call the office or click on the scheduler.