At Cayman Surgery, we take an advanced approach in the treatment of patients with disorders of the hand and extremities. Dr. Ebanks, is trained in treating complex hand disorders, including injuries, cysts, benign tumors, nerve compression, and more. She also gained extensive experience through her work with patients all over the world.
Our center combines tendon injuries and soft tissue tumors, orthopedic surgery, and postoperative care. We also work together with physical therapists, rheumatologists and overseas hand specialists when necessary. Our goal is to provide patients with the best care possible in a safe and state-of-the-art setting.
At Cayman Surgery, hand procedures that we frequently perform include:
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Carpel Tunnel / Trigger Finger
Two conditions that we see in many of our patients are carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger. They often concur together. We offer splinting, pain management or surgery for patients with carpal tunnel. We also offer surgical interventions and minimally invasive treatment options such as corticosteroid injections for trigger finger.
Examples of acute trauma of the hand include burns, lacerations, fractures, soft tissue injuries and dislocations. Depending on the type of trauma, treatment may involve anything from simple medication to complex surgery such as tendon and nerve repair and revascularization. Dr. Ebanks is experienced in treating different kinds of hand trauma and uses cutting-edge technology so patients on the Island can receive prompt care.
Injury, inflammation and degeneration of wrist, finger or elbow tendons require prompt treatment to prevent worsening symptoms or complications. The usual treatment of tendinitis involves a combination of rest, pain management or corticosteroid injections. Tendinitis does not require surgery in most cases, but Dr. Ebanks may suggest this approach for severe tendinitis as well as for tendon trauma.
Ganglion & Soft Tissue Tumors
Most new growths on the wrist and hand are ganglion cysts. Soft tissue tumors also account for a majority of lumps on the hand. These conditions are benign, but they can be bothersome and interfere with normal hand use. We can diagnose and offer non-surgical and surgical treatment options for cysts and tumors of the hand.
Dupuytren's contracture refers to abnormal thickening of the tissue underneath the skin of the palm and fingers. This thickened area may appear as a lump or band that causes the affected finger to curl over time. Treatment is typically aimed at slowing down the progression of the disorder. Steroid injections or enzymes are first-line treatments for this condition. Severe cases may require surgery, which we can provide as an outpatient procedure.
Following hand surgery and even after application of splints or other treatment modalities, most patients require some level of postoperative care. Dr. Ebanks oversees all of her patients during their recovery period. She also works closely with physical and occupational therapists before and during a patient’s recovery following hand surgery and other hand procedures performed at our clinic.
Contact Cayman Surgery
If you're suffering from problems with your wrists, hands or tendons, Dr. Ebanks can help. As a highly regarded general surgeon with years of experience in treating complex hand disorders, she can accurately assess your situation and recommend the best course of treatment. To learn more or schedule an appointment today, contact Cayman Surgery at email@example.com