Restore Your Hand Function With Hand Nerve Repair and Reconstruction in Thousand Oaks

Nerve injuries can be devastating, often resulting in loss of sensation, movement, and function. However, advancements in nerve repair and reconstruction techniques have provided new hope for patients suffering from these injuries. At Elevate Plastic Surgery, hand specialist Dr. Paymon Rahgozar offers repair and reconstruction for damaged nerves in the hand.

What Are the Main Nerves in Your Hand?

Your hand is an intricate and complex structure that is controlled by a network of nerves. These nerves are responsible for transmitting signals from your brain to your muscles, allowing you to move your fingers and perform a variety of tasks. Listed below are the three main nerves located in your hand:

Median Nerve

The median nerve is one of the primary nerves in your hand and is responsible for controlling the movement of your thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers. It also provides sensation to the palm of your hand and the tips of your fingers. This nerve runs from your forearm through a narrow passage in your wrist called the carpal tunnel and into your hand.

Ulnar Nerve

The ulnar nerve is another important nerve in your hand and is responsible for controlling the fine movements in your hand. It provides sensation to your pinky finger, ring finger, part of the back of your hand, and the outer edge of your palm. This nerve runs from your neck down your arm and into your hand.

Radial Nerve

The radial nerve is responsible for controlling the movement of your wrist and fingers, as well as providing sensation to the back of your hand and your thumb.

This nerve runs from your neck down your arm and into your hand.

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Symptoms of Nerve Damage in Your Hand

Nerve damage in your hand can cause a range of symptoms that can affect your daily life. It is important to recognize these symptoms early on to seek medical attention and prevent further damage. Common symptoms of nerve damage in your hand include the following:

  • Numbness or tingling sensation
  • Weakness or muscle atrophy
  • Pain or burning sensation
  • Loss of coordination

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor or a specialist in nerve repair and reconstruction. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent further damage and improve your quality of life.

What to Expect During Your Hand Nerve Repair in Thousand Oaks

Depending on the specifics of your nerve injury, you may need to undergo a nerve repair or reconstruction procedure. Before this operation, you’ll first sit down for a consultation with Dr. Rahgozar. He will discuss your treatment options with you and help you choose an ideal path forward to heal your nerve injury. Before the surgery, Dr. Rahgozar will also need to review your medical history and perform a physical examination to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedure. Additionally, you may need to undergo imaging tests, such as an MRI or a nerve conduction study. Your nerve repair or reconstruction surgery will be performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia.

Dr. Rahgozar will make an incision in your hand to access the damaged nerve, which he will then carefully repair or reconstruct using one of several techniques, such as a nerve graft, nerve transfer, or reattaching the severed nerve. The specific details of the operation will depend on the extent of your nerve injury and your unique treatment plan. After the surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery room until the anesthesia wears off. You’ll then be able to head home with a friend or family member driving you.

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Recovering After Nerve Repair or Reconstruction

During your recovery period, Dr. Rahgozar will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for your surgical site, including how to change dressings and when to return for follow-up appointments. You may also need to undergo physical therapy to help regain function and mobility in the affected area. After your nerve repair or reconstruction procedure, you’ll likely have some swelling, bruising, and soreness in the treated area. If necessary, Dr. Rahgozar can prescribe you pain medication, and you can reduce the swelling by keeping your hand elevated and periodically applying a cold pack. Most patients can return to work and start easing back into their normal routines after around one to two weeks, but you’ll need to avoid activities that put stress on your hand until you’re given approval by Dr. Rahgozar.

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Why Choose Elevate Plastic Surgery for Hand Surgery in Thousand Oaks?

At Elevate Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide comprehensive, specialized care for patients suffering from a wide variety of hand and wrist injuries. Your nerve repair or reconstruction in Thousand Oaks will be administered by Dr. Paymon Rahgozar. Dr. Rahgozar is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and hand specialist renowned for his expertise, technical skill, and attention to detail. Throughout his career, he has trained at multiple top institutions and received numerous awards for his commitment to excellence and innovation in his field. He and our skilled staff will treat you with respect, empathy, and professionalism while providing you with highly personalized care. Simply contact our office today if you’d like to learn more or schedule a consultation.

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