Hand Surgery

Arezou Yaghoubian, M.D., FACS -  - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon


Arezou Yaghoubian, M.D., FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Tarzana, CA & West Hills, CA

Whether you’re suffering from severe carpal tunnel syndrome or dislocated your wrist in a slip and fall accident, hand surgery should only be performed by a highly-experienced expert such as Dr. Arezou Yaghoubian, MD of AESTHETICA LA and LA Hand Institute, with convenient locations in Tarzana and West Hills, California. Dr. Yaghoubian is fellowship-trained in hand surgery and microsurgery. Call her office or schedule an online appointment for a hand surgery consultation today.

Hand Surgery

What is hand surgery?

Hand surgery is a general term that covers many types of procedures. As a fellowship-trained, board certified hand surgeon, Dr. Arezou Yaghoubian seeks to restore hand and finger function, as well as make patientsā€™  hands look as normal as possible. Hand surgery may be necessary for a wide array of reasons.

What issues may necessitate needing hand surgery?

Among the most common reasons hand surgery is performed include:

  • Disease such as arthritis that damage the structures in the hand and restrict dexitary
  • Congenital defects, such as Dupuytren's contracture
  • Infections
  • Injuries caused by accidents, such as fractures and dislocations
  • Repetitive stress injuries, such carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist tendonitis
  • Tumors or masses
  • Nerve injuries

What are the different types of hand surgery?

A wide range of surgeries can be performed on the hand, depending on the problem being corrected. Hand surgery may entail:

Skin grafts

Skin grafts in which skin is taken from one place on the body and used to replace missing skin on the hand, most commonly the fingertips.

Closed reduction and fixation

This type of surgery entails the use of wires, rods, splints, or casts to realign broken bones and hold them in place as they heal.

Tendon repair

Tendon injuries can occur as a result of infection, trauma, or a sudden rupture.

Nerve repairs

An injury can damage the nerves in the hand. This can cause a loss of hand function and a loss of feeling in the hand. Generally, surgery is done about 3 to 6 weeks after the injury. If the nerve is cut or severed, it may be fixed by reattaching it to the other end of the nerve. Or a nerve graft may be done. This involves replacing the damaged nerve with nerves taken from other areas of the body.

Does LA Hand Institute offer hand rejuvenation procedures?

Yes.  Dr. Yaghoubian helps manage the effects that aging has on the appearance of patients' hands with RadiesseĀ®, the only dermal filler approved by the FDA for use on the hands. Made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), this non-surgical treatment plums hands, masking protruding veins for an instantly more youthful appearance.