Hand Surgery

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Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with any of our plastic surgeons please call 401-444-0071.

Many advances in hand surgery have been made in recent years to correct imperfections caused by injury or birth defects.

Hand surgery may also be performed to correct the effects of a traumatic injury, inflammatory disorders, a surgical procedure or aging, and is occasionally performed for purely cosmetic reasons. Hand surgeons work closely with occupational therapists and other surgeons to achieve an optimal result.

Common reasons to be referred to a hand surgeon include carpal tunnel syndrome, congenital defects, traumatic injury, rheumatoid arthritis, and degenerative arthritic conditions.

Microvascular Surgery

Rhode Island Hospital's department of plastic surgery has an active microvascular surgery division. Microvascular surgery uses microscopes to suture together blood vessels of healthy tissue to a damaged area.

The division of microvascular surgery emphasizes upper and lower extremity reconstruction and replantation surgery. Microvascular surgery is also performed when a patient suffers from a detached body part.

Patients will undergo outpatient rehabilitation for hand injuries after being treated at plastic surgery services. Certified hand therapists work closely with orthopedic and plastic hand surgeons at Lifespan to create personalized treatment plans to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Hand Surgery treats congenital hand disorders that interfere with proper hand growth in children, as well as problems resulting from trauma.

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