What is microsurgery?
Microsurgery is an advanced and specialized type of surgery that reconnects and repairs the intricate network of blood vessels and nerves — some of which are only 1 millimeter in diameter. During microsurgery, your surgeon uses a special microscope to see your blood vessels and nerves in enough detail to complete the repairs. It’s meticulous work and requires extensive training and a precise hand.
Here at Arizona Center for Hand to Shoulder Surgery in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona, our team of talented orthopedic surgeons provide state-of-the-art microsurgery to repair a variety of hand, wrist, and arm injuries.
Blood vessel injuries
If you have a deep laceration in your hand or arm, there’s a significant chance that a blood vessel is damaged. Our surgeons use microsurgery techniques to repair your blood vessel and restore healthy circulation.
Nerve Microsurgery injuries
Nerve injuries also require delicate microsurgical repairs. For example, advanced carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and benign tumors can cause nerve damage. Additionally, deep lacerations can sever a nerve and need microsurgery. Your surgeon might recommend microsurgery to release and repair your nerves and the surrounding tissues.
Hand and wrist Microsurgery injuries
Our surgeons use techniques to repair Microsurgery injuries to a wide range of issues in your hands and wrists. For example, we use microsurgery to release and restore the stiff and thick tendons that occur with Dupuytren’s disease. We also use microsurgery to release nerve compression if you have carpal tunnel syndrome.
Hand and fractures
The bones in your hands and wrists are delicate. If you have the misfortune of having a hand fracture, not only is precise and delicate surgery needed to set and repair your bones, but you might also have damage to your nerves or blood vessels that needs microsurgical repair.
Skin cancer removal
Our surgeons offer state-of-the-art Mohs surgery to remove melanomas. This precise microsurgery procedure carefully extracts your tumor while minimizing trauma to your healthy tissue and scarring.
If you have a complex wound that isn’t healing correctly, you might need a tissue graft. During this procedure, your surgeon uses microsurgery to connect your blood vessels and nerves to the tissue transplant, whether it comes from elsewhere on your body or from a donor. It’s critical to establish blood flow for a tissue graft to be successful, and microsurgery gives you the best chance of success.
Our surgeons have many years of experience. We perform microsurgeries frequently and stay up-to-date with emerging techniques and best practices.