Plastic surgeons at University of Missouri Health Care have a wide diversity of expertise in helping patients with issues of the hands.

Our team focuses on treatments and procedures that have proven success and reliability. We aim for perfection and are constantly monitoring our outcomes to ensure the highest quality. MU Health Care plastic surgeons are not only board certified but also hold specialized certification in surgery of the hand, so you can feel confident choosing us for your hand surgery. We also work closely with orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeons at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute to cover the entire spectrum of hand and upper extremity problems.

Patients we help

MU Health Care offers the full spectrum of hand surgery options, expertly treating injuries, acquired problems and congenital problems. We have specialists in both adult and pediatric hand surgery and in peripheral nerve reconstruction.  

Common conditions we treat include: 

  • Any complex congenital hand and upper extremity difference or anomaly
  • Arthritis
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Dislocations of the hand and wrist
  • Dupuytren's disease (thickening and tightening of hand tissue over time)
  • Fractures 
  • Ganglion cysts (non-cancerous lumps, often on the tendons or joints of the hands or wrists)
  • Nerve compressions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Polydactyly (extra digits)
  • Problems of the wrist
  • Syndactyly (fused or webbed fingers)
  • Tendon, vessel, muscle or nerve injuries
  • Trigger finger (when the finger gets stuck in a bent position)
  • Worker compensation injuries

Plastic surgery treatments we offer for hands

The type of treatment you may need for your hand condition varies based on your condition. With some conditions, you may need management with therapy, behavior modification or a period of immobilization. With other conditions, you may need injection treatments, such as steroids. If you have Dupuytren's disease, you may need a collagenase injection. 

With other conditions, you may require surgery, varying from reasonably simple to very complex, such as replantation of digits. Your MU Health Care hand surgery team works with you to thoroughly assess your condition and explains your treatment options to you and your family.