Hand Specialist

Arizona State Orthopaedics

George K Myo, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon located in Chandler, AZ

Your hands are your lifeline to everything you do. So when it comes to choosing a surgeon to repair your hand, you want a top practitioner. Countless men and women in Phoenix’s East Valley have had successful hand surgery procedures with orthopaedic surgeon, George K. Myo, MD. His caring and dedicated team at Arizona State Orthopaedics in Chandler, Arizona, helps you throughout your entire hand surgery procedure, as well as your rehabilitation. You won’t have to live with permanent pain after your custom hand surgery.

Hand Q & A

What are the most common hand surgeries?

Your hands are full of intricate bones, tendons, ligaments, and nerves that work together to maneuver everything you do. Because your hands are always in motion, any of these components can become injured or worn down, causing you pain.

The most common types of hand surgeries include:

  • Trapezium removal
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Trigger finger release
  • Fracture repair
  • Knuckle or joint replacement
  • Ganglion removal

If you have an injury, you may also need to have torn cartilage, ligaments, or tendons repaired. Many hand surgeries require a series of several different types of repairs.

Do I need surgery if I have a hand injury?

Not necessarily. Surgery is almost always an absolute last resort. Before scheduling a hand surgery, Dr. Myo and his team might try less invasive techniques, if possible, to see if they can help your condition. For carpal tunnel syndrome, for instance, you might need to start out by wearing a brace and going through physical therapy to see if your nerve inflammation improves.

Will I need physical therapy after hand surgery?

Likely, yes. With most types of hand surgeries, you need to start moving your hand right away. Gentle movements and exercises help minimize stiffness by promoting blood flow. Doing them helps your hand heal.

You can start some exercises at home usually within a couple of days of surgery. As you progress, your physical therapist starts adding in strengthening exercises.

The stronger your hand gets with proper rehabilitation, the less likely you are to have issues with re-injuring the area.

How long is recovery after hand surgery?

Your recovery depends on which type of hand surgery you’re having.

With minor operations, you may have a full recovery within a few short weeks. For major repairs for soft tissue or fractures, it can take months to recover fully.

But even during that timeframe, you're going to need to move and use your hand to help the area heal.

Book a consultation with Dr. Myo -- a trusted orthopaedic surgeon -- at Arizona State Orthopaedics to find out if you need hand surgery. Schedule by calling or using the book online feature.