Hand Procedures by Dr. Fischer, Trained Hand Specialist

Hand problems require special care because of the complex structures and mechanics of the hand. A hand surgeon has the expertise to provide that care, which may not necessarily be surgery. Dr. Fischer is a trained hand specialist and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. To set up an appointment and to learn more about specific techniques, reasons to have the procedure, qualifications to be met, and approximate recovery times, call (785) 776-7500 or request a consultation.

A condition caused by pressure to the median nerve within the wrist, or carpal tunnel. You might feel pain, a tingling sensation, numbness of the fingers, weakness or aching. Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with multiple conditions including: repetitive motion or overuse, fluid retention during pregnancy, injury to the nerve in the carpal tunnel or rheumatoid arthritis.
A condition that causes your fingers or thumb to catch or lock when you bend them. Normally, tendons that bend your fingers glide easily with the help of pulleys. These pulleys hold the tendons close to the bone. Trigger finger occurs when the pulley becomes too thick, so the tendon cannot glide easily through it.
Replantation is the surgical reattachment of a finger, hand or arm that has been completely cut from a person’s body. The goal of this surgery is to give the patient back as much use of the injured area as possible. This procedure is recommended if the replanted part is expected to function without pain.
Syndactyly is the medical term for webbed or conjoined fingers or toes. Syndactyly is the most common malformation of the limbs, affecting about one in every 2,000-3,000 children born each year.
A disabling hand disorder in which thick, scar-like tissue bands form within the palm and may extend into the fingers. It can cause restricted movement, bending the fingers into an abnormal position.