Hand Surgery & Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Lewiston

Dr. Ozeran has performed thousands of hand surgery procedures to correct hand conditions and injuries. If you have any hand condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome or trigger finger that interferes with your day-to-day activities, Dr. Ozeran is extremely qualified to help you. He will determine what is causing your pain or limitation and come up with a unique treatment plan for you.

Hand Surgery

Hand surgery can eliminate finger tumors and cysts. Patients often have swellings or cysts in their wrists, hands or fingers. Ganglion cysts, which are filled with the same mucoid fluid seen in joints, are perhaps the most common. They generally appear on the back of the wrist at the base of the finger, and on the backs of fingers just at the base of the nails. Some can undergo hand surgery in the office, but most require surgery in the surgery center or a hospital. Other tumors include fatty tumors, sebaceous cysts and, rarely, malignant tumors. Dr. Ozeran has vast experience with hand surgery to remove tumors. He will examine you and determine the best course of action for your specific condition.

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome often have wrist pain, numbness and tingling in the fingers causing them to wake up at night. It’s a common condition in people who perform repetitive tasks at work and at home. If you think you might have carpal tunnel syndrome, contact us for a consultation. Dr. Ozeran will perform a thorough examination and will give you options regarding treatment. Most patients do not necessarily need surgery. Nonsurgical interventions include splinting, steroid injection and physical therapy. Patients with more advanced disease will require carpal tunnel surgery. Carpal tunnel surgery takes about 45 minutes as an outpatient. Recovery is about two to four weeks in most cases.

Basilar Arthritis of the Thumb

Dr. Ozeran often sees older patients with basilar arthritis of the thumb, including severe pain that is greatest at the base of the thumb. Often this radiates into the palm. Sometimes the pain is so severe that it's difficult to hold a pen. Fortunately, most patients respond to nonsurgical treatments such as glucosamine-chondroitin sulfate or non-steroidal pain medications. Some patients require a steroid injection or splinting to keep the thumb joint immobilized. In severe cases, surgery with a tendon graft or joint replacement is necessary to eliminate the pain. Dr. Ozeran can help determine if you have arthritis of your thumb and create a personalized treatment plan.

Trigger Finger

Patients with trigger finger have a finger stuck in a flexed or bent position. Often there is a “pop” or click when the finger is straightened out. Sometimes it is very painful to straighten. Most patients do well with an injection of a steroid. Others require trigger finger surgery, an outpatient procedure allowing the finger to straighten naturally and ease the pain. The trigger finger procedure takes about 30 minutes and patients are usually back to work in a couple of weeks.

Call us at 208.746.4479 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form to schedule your initial visit online. Our hand surgery patients come to us from Pomeroy, Clarkston, Cottonwood, Lewiston, Orofino and nearby communities.

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