As a Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Fielding's practice includes many surgical procedures on the hand. These are covered by OHIP. Below is a sample of some of the more common hand operations we provide. Patients are typically seen by referral for these disorders.
Carpal Tunnel Release
This is a local anesthetic operation to release compression of the median nerve at the wrist. Patients are referred for this surgery, and usually get good relief from this surgery, which takes less than 15 minutes.
These are benign collections of gel in various parts of the body, and can be treated with either aspiration or excision. Most treatments are under local anesthetic, but it is important to emphasize that ganglions have a relatively high rate of recurrence.
Trigger Finger or Thumb
This is a condition where the fingers may lock or snap at times. Surgical release is often the best treatment, but we can discuss options including steroid injection.
This is a benign condition of the hand which typically appears in the fifth decade of life. Cords of fibrous tissue build up in the palm, and may cause deformities as the fingers contract into the palm. Surgical treatment is often helpful, and may be done under local, regional (whole arm) or general anesthesia in the hospital.