Our hands are used for almost every function we perform each and every day. We use our hands to care for our children, clean our house, perform hobbies, and work at a computer for our job. When problems exist with the hands, seeking an experienced surgeon that specializes in hand surgery may seem like a difficult task. Dr. Jerry Chidester is a surgeon who works regularly with patients seeking hand surgery in the area of Salt Lake City, Utah.
When might hand surgery be performed?
Dr. Jerry Chidester performs hand surgery for patients who are faced with a variety of concerns, including:
- Carpel tunnel surgery
- Trigger finger
- Atraumatic laceration
- Reconstructive procedures
- Amputation procedures
- Skin, bone, or nerve grafting
Because of the wide range of restorative procedures used to address the hand, it is best that patients who require hand surgery visit with our team to learn about the treatment needed.
What to expect after hand surgery
Because of the various types of hand surgery performed with Dr. Jerry Chidester, recover from a procedure such as this will vary dramatically. Some surgical procedures such as that for carpal tunnel syndrome result in shorter healing time than those that require attachment of the hand or fingers. For most of our patients, immobilization of the fingers or hand may help in healing, while for others, physical therapy or occupational therapy may help patients regain strength and function. During the initial evaluation with our plastic surgeon, patients will learn about the procedure being performed and will discuss their specific needs, including recovery and any necessary time away from work, school, or social activities to speed healing. Additionally, patients may be prescribed pain medications to address any discomfort that can occur following these procedures and as the hand and/or fingers heal.
Schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Jerry Chidester today!
Salt Lake City, Utah area patients who are faced with the possibility of undergoing hand surgery are welcome to request an initial evaluation and visit with the professionals at ChidesterMD Plastic and Hand Surgery. The office is located in Suite 170 at 6322 S 3000 E and can be reached by telephone at (801) 839-5557.