Hand Surgery

Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates

Orthopedic Surgery located in Reno, NV

You depend on your hands to help you get dressed, drive a car, and cook dinner, among other things. When you suffer an injury or have a chronic condition that prevents you from using your hands, hand surgery may offer the relief you need. Donald S. Huene, MD, of Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates in Reno, Nevada, is an orthopedic surgeon with advanced qualifications in hand surgery. Along with James S. Sobiek, MD, this team of orthopedic surgery experts provides the exceptional care you need to repair your hand and help you regain function. Schedule an appointment online or by phone.

Hand Surgery Q & A

What does a hand surgeon do?

Hand surgeons take care of acute and chronic problems associated with your hands, forearms, and wrists. As a board-certified hand surgeon with advanced training in hand surgery, Dr. Huene is qualified to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of pain in your fingers, hands, wrists, and arms. He is skilled in both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for conditions such as:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sports injuries of the wrists and hands
  • Cuts in fingers and hands
  • Overuse injuries

In extreme situations, Dr. Huene can even create fingers from other joints.

What are the different types of hand surgery?

When you have an injury or a chronic condition that’s affecting your hand, Dr. Huene creates a treatment plan that addresses your specific issues and the underlying causes. In addition to his regular training as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Huene is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. That means that he accomplished an additional year of training and certifications to be recognized as a hand surgery specialist.

He is proficient in all types of hand surgeries, including, but not limited to:

  • Tendon repair after trauma or infection
  • Nerve repair for the three main nerves in your hand: ulnar, median, and radial
  • Joint replacement, or arthroplasty, for severely arthritic hands
  • Closed reduction and fixation to immobilize your hand after a fracture
  • Surgical drainage to remove an abscess or treat a severe wound

The goal of orthopedic hand surgery is to restore full movement and strength so you’re no longer inhibited by pain, weakness, and immobility.

Am I a good candidate for hand surgery?

After a comprehensive exam and diagnosis of the underlying causes of your hand condition, Dr. Huene recommends the type of hand surgery that will be most effective. You may be a good candidate for hand surgery if:

  • You don’t smoke
  • You’re in good overall health
  • You’re committed to physical rehabilitation after surgery, if necessary
  • You have realistic goals of how hand surgery can help your specific condition

Dr. Huene reviews your medical history with you before recommending certain surgeries to make sure you’re a good candidate.

If you’ve tried nonsurgical treatments to no avail, or your condition keeps recurring, hand surgery at Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates may be the best solution. Schedule a consultation using the convenient online booking system, or call the office.