Hundreds of patients come into our doctor’s offices in Macomb, Warren, West Bloomfield, or Howell every year for hand injury or hand infection treatment.
For as often as we use them, it’s surprising to see how delicate our hands actually are. The hands consist of 27 bones and 34 muscles, each of which is susceptible to an injury or sprain.
Hand injuries usually are due to a sudden accident or sustained use over time. Regardless of the reason, the pain of a hand injury can be disruptive to your everyday life.
Arora Hand Surgery specializes in treating injuries to the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. We offer comprehensive treatment for a variety of issues, sudden or otherwise. Contact one of our hand doctor’s offices, located throughout southeast Michigan, to set up an initial consultation about any injury you may have.Contact Us
Infections of the hand can be as trivial as a swollen, pus-filled cuticle which goes away after a short time or as serious as a deep-rooted infection that requires surgery. Some of the most common forms of hand infections include felons, deep space infections, and tendon sheath infections.
These are ball-shaped infections at the tip of the finger. Treatment usually requires surgery to drain the finger and the surrounding tissues.
Deep Space Infections
The muscles and bones of the hand have a lot of empty space between them. When an infection occurs in these spaces it’s called a deep space infection. Treatment for these require surgery to drain the infected area.
Tendon Sheath Infection
If a puncture wound occurs near one of the joints, it could lead to an infection of the tendon itself.
Unless it’s caught early, or it’s a shallow infection, the most used treatment is minor surgery to drain the infected area.
Replantation refers to surgically reattaching a body part that has been severed. Prosthetics may be used as well.
When a piece of the hand is completely removed, it’s called an amputation. Amputations can happen as a result of an accident or by the decision of a medical professional. Reasons for amputation could be to stop a dangerous infection or cancer from spreading. Amputation is usually a last resort for doctors.
Dr. Aroras office from my first call to schedule my appointment was friendly. Walking in the first day, I felt like I was in a nice atmosphere. Dr. Arora was EXCELLENT in taking great care of my hand injury. He was gentle and very understanding to the concerns I had about my hand. His expertise was admirable and I would recommend anyone with an injury to their hand to his office to be under his care. Because of him, I have healed faster than expected and will make an 100% recovery! Thank you Dr.Jackie S.
I first thought I was going to have to have painful injections or surgery, but Dr. Arora suggested physical therapy may do the trick. I was doubtful, but I agreed to do it. Now, my pain is gone, and with the help of an ergonomic keyboard at work to keep my hands in the correct position, I am virtually pain free. The therapy strengthened my wrists and shoulders, and built more flexibility into my wrists.Jerry T.
My experience with this doctor was positive from the outset. Dr. Arora was kind and spent a great deal of time with me. Staff was friendly. The office was nice and bright.Ariel G.
Very friendly and helpful Great staff!!! Doctor Arora was very professional and did great work. I was very happy with everything!L B.