A careful history and physical exam performed by a hand surgeon can narrow down the possibilities as to the type of tumor a patient has. X-rays might be taken if there is concern about bony involvement or to evaluate the soft tissue.
Typically, treatment with the lowest recurrence rate involves surgically removing the tumor. Excising the tumor also allows a pathologist to analyze it and determine exactly what type it is with reasonable certainty. Surgery can frequently be done on an outpatient basis and may not require a general anesthetic. Risks and benefits should be discussed with the surgeon. Most tumors can be cured with surgery.
Surgery involves making a small incision to remove the tumor as well as part of its “root,” which is the part of the tumor that connects it to the joint or tendon sheath. The surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure under local or regional block anaesthesia.
The surgery lasts between 20 and 30 minutes; following which a dressing is applied, and the patient is allowed to go home. Use of the hand after surgery is allowed with some modifications. Basically we ask that you not use the hand forcefully for 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. Judicious use of the end is allowed within the first week after the procedure.
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING TREATMENT FOR HAND TUMOR, DR. DANIEL DURAND WILL GUIDE YOU, FROM CONSULTATION TO RECOVERY, TO THE BEST TUMOR EXCISION PROCEDURES FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.
As with any surgery, tumor removal can cause infection. You may experience an allergic reaction to the anesthesia used in the removal, or to the stitches used to seal the removal site. Other possible risks include:
Most likely, you’ll heal quickly and without difficulty after a tumor removal.
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Dr. Durand will take the time to carefully outline the various options available to you along with the benefits and risks associated with each procedure during your comprehensive one-on-one consultation.