Frank A. Schuler III, M.D.

Surgery for the Hand

This type of very specialized surgery can treat diseases that cause pain and impair the strength, function and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. Surgery seeks to restore to near normal the function of fingers and hands injured by trauma or to correct abnormalities.

Dupuytren’s contracture

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.

Trigger Finger

Often painful, trigger finger is caused by a narrowing of the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the affected finger.

Carpal Tunnel

Pressure on the median nerve in the wrist caused by narrowing of the sheath that surrounds the nerve causing numbness, tingling or weakness in the hand and fingers, and possibly muscle damage.