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Hand Surgery

Multi-Speciality Medical Practices located in Lewiston, ID

Hand Surgery

About Hand Surgery

Regarded as one of the best hand surgeons in Idaho, Dr. Boyea at Catalyst Medical Group in Lewiston, Idaho, can help to restore proper hand function. If your visit online didn’t address your needs, please call the Lewiston Orthopedic clinic for additional guidance or to schedule a consultation.

Hand Surgery Providers

Hand Surgery Q & A

When should I see a hand surgeon?

You have over two dozen bones in each of your hands and multiple muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and other soft tissues.Between arthritis, fractures, overuse, carpal tunnel syndrome, and injuries, a lot of issues can lead to pain and discomfort.

Visit Catalyst Medical Group if you experience any of the following issues with one or both of your hands:

  • Finger pain when gripping, grasping, or twisting
  • Hand or arm pain
  • Change in the appearance of your finger and hand joints
  • Numbness, tingling, or throbbing 
  • Inflammation or swelling
  • Warmth and redness in your hand or fingers

You also need to schedule an evaluation right away if you’re having difficulty performing normal daily tasks like grasping objects. You may require hand surgery and the longer you go without proper hand treatment, the worse your condition could become.

Is hand surgery my only option?

Your hand surgeon at Catalyst Medical Group uses in-office digital X-ray or MRI imaging to get to the bottom of what’s causing your hand discomfort. Once he reaches a diagnosis, Dr. Boyea can develop your customized treatment plan. Your hand injury treatment may include:

  • Bracing, wrapping, or splinting
  • Physical therapy 
  • Electrical stimulation therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections

If these conservative therapies aren’t working for you, or if you have a severe fracture, damage from arthritis, or soft tissue injury, it might be time to consider hand surgery. Modern hand surgery procedures are often minimally invasive so that you can expect a quick recovery.

How long is the recovery after hand surgery?

Your hand surgeon at Catalyst Medical Group most commonly uses arthroscopic tools and techniques to make repairs in your hand. This type of minimally invasive surgery is performed on an outpatient basis.

In most cases, the team recommends taking it easy for at least a few days after hand surgery. They design a postoperative exercise and physical therapy plan that you start when your incision heals.

Depending on how quickly you heal, you can expect a full recovery within about 4-8 weeks, sometimes longer for major injuries. The surgeons at Catalyst Medical Group work diligently to restore your quality of life and help you return to your normal activities. 

Thank you for visiting Catalyst Medical Group online. Call our office to schedule your hand surgery consultation with one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Idaho. 

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