to care for injuries and complications of the hand, wrist and forearm through surgical or non-surgical treatments. Dr. Bhatt is specifically trained to diagnose each patient and determine whether or not surgery is necessary – surgery is usually seen as a last resort when other treatment methods have been exhausted.
Modern hand surgery came to fruition as a specialized field of medicine after veterans returned from World War II with a host of hand complications and injuries that often went without the necessary treatment, leaving them permanently disabled. Since then, hand surgery has evolved and is able to treat, repair and rehabilitate nearly all types of injuries to the hand, forearm and wrist that would have otherwise left the patient severely disabled.
Hand surgery encompasses the treatment of injuries and diseases that cause pain or reduced function in and around the hand. The goal of hand surgeons is to restore functionality to as near optimum levels as possible, decrease pain associated with injuries, diseases or congenital defects, and help to provide the patient the highest quality of life as possible.
Hand surgery can be utilized to treat and correct a variety of injuries and diseases including fractured bones, torn tendons and ligaments, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s contracture, congenital defects, carpometacarpal bossing and a variety of other diseases and injuries. Because hand surgery is a highly individualized surgical procedure, each patient’s condition will be evaluated in light of the surrounding circumstances to determine if, and which, surgery is necessary.