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COMMON HAND CONDITIONS TREATED BY DR. BRANFMAN


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a compression of a nerve in the wrist. Symptoms such as tingling in the hand, weakness of grip, clumsiness in handling small objects the pain may occur.

Trigger Finger is an irritation of the tunnel that surrounds the tendons. When the tendon becomes swollen it prevents smooth gliding.  In some cases the tendon  “triggers”. If conservative treatment fails to correct the problem, surgery is sometimes necessary.

Ganglion Cysts are fluid-filled cysts which arise from the ligaments, joint linings, or tendon linings when they are irritated or inflamed.

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is an irritation and swelling of the tunnel which surrounds tendons as they pass from the wrist to the thumb. Pain when grasping or pinching are the most common symptoms. Sometimes a lump or thickening can be felt on the thumb-side of the wrist.

Arthritis of the Base of the Thumb is very common. Early disease can be treated with anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections into the joint, or splinting. More severe cases can be treated surgically to relieve pain and improve function.

Arthritis of the Fingers can result in lumps frequently over finger joints. As the joints deteriorate, small bone spurs form over the joints and may become tender. For severe cases, surgery can improve function and reduce pain.

Dupuytren’s Contracture is a thickening of the tissue on the palm just beneath the skin. Nodules and thickened cords may form. If the disease progresses and pulls the fingers in toward the hand, surgery is recommended.  If this condition is not treated, permanent impairment may result.

Congenital hand deformities such as extra fingers or webbed fingers often require surgery

YOUR CONSULTATION


The goal of any hand surgery procedure is to improve function, reduce pain or both.

Dr. Branfman and his staff will evaluate your hands in detail. Once a diagnosis is established, non-surgical and surgical options will be discussed ed as well as  likely outcomes  and any risks or potential complications.

After 25 years of striving to provide our patients with the best possible outcomes, we have established relationships with physical therapists and occupational  therapists in Victoria and the surrounding counties who can provide valuable assistance before and after surgery.

When you schedule your consultation you will be asked to pick up and bring with you any previous:

  • Hand X-Rays,

  • Neurological studies

  • Laboratory tests

  • Present medications

  • Any other pertinent tests which may assist Dr. Branfman in diagnosing and treating your condition.

Call us today at 361.572.9833 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Branfman.

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CONTACT US


By Phone:
361.572.9833


By E-Mail:
staff@vpsc.net

Victoria Plastic Surgery Center 
Gary S. Branfman, MD 
110 Medical Drive 
Suite 105 
Victoria, Texas 77904

OUT OF TOWN PATIENTS


As many of Dr. Branfman’s clients come from out of town, please be aware that we are a two hour drive from major airports in Houston, Austin and San Antonio. Additionally, Victoria Regional Airport has shuttle flights to both Houston and Austin. Our office staff will happily assist out of town patients and family members in locating lodging at one of our many hotels or quaint Victoria area Bed and Breakfasts.

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