Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery

Dr. Zhang offers a comprehensive approach to evaluating and treating disorders and injuries affecting the upper extremities. His goal is to restore function using the most effective nonsurgical and surgical treatments available.

Dr. Zhang knows that surgery is not always the best course. Using state-of-the-art technology and the latest nonsurgical treatments, Dr. Zhang can resolve hand problems in his office in less than an hour.

If surgery is the best option, patients can rely on his expertise with the newest and best treatments, including endoscopic procedures and minimal access surgery, and innovative microsurgical techniques.

Dr. Zhang adheres to a strict code of ethics. As a faculty member of UT Southwestern, he mentors future surgeons, and also leads continuing education programs for practicing physicians from all over the world. Patients can rely on Dr. Zhang’s expertise in dealing with any hand problem, ranging from simple injuries to complex disorders.

Hand problems Dr. Zhang treat include

Hand And Fingers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A pinched nerve in the wrist. There is a tunnel (the carpal tunnel) in the wrist where the median nerve and nine tendons pass through. The nerve is pinched when swelling in tunnel puts pressure on the nerve. (See photo). It affects 1/20 people.

Thumb Arthritis

Severe thumb arthritis can impact the patient’s ability to grasp items. Dr. Zhang carefully considers both non-surgical methods and surgical treatment options.

Dupuytren’s Disease

Abnormal thickening of the tissue just beneath the skin of the palm and fingers. Over time the scaring can draw the fingers toward the palm causing contracture and impair function of the hand. It affects men more than women and more prevalent and severe in patients of Northern European decent.

Ganglion cysts

Ganglion cysts are very common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons. They are like little water balloons. The most common locations are the top of the wrist and the palm side of the wrist.

Trigger Finger

Inflamed tendons can cause the thumb or fingers to lock. Dr. Zhang may perform a surgery that allows the affected tendon to glide more freely.