Finger Surgery

Finger Surgery services offered in Clearwater, FL

If you have an injured or painful finger, help is within reach. At Belongie Orthopedics in Clearwater, Florida, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Duane Belongie, MD, and his skilled staff offer cutting-edge finger surgery to restore musculoskeletal tissues and reduce your discomfort. Call his office to schedule an evaluation or use the online booking feature today.

Finger Surgery Q&A

What is finger surgery?

Finger surgery at Belongie Orthopedics uses advanced methods, tools, and techniques to repair an injury that’s severe or painful. Dr. Belongie has many years of experience completing all types of orthopedic surgeries and is highly trained in procedures involving the fingers. He can help explore surgical options with you to suit your needs. 

Why might I need finger surgery?

Dr. Belongie might recommend finger surgery if conservative treatments haven’t worked to restore affected tissues or reduce severe or ongoing discomfort. 

He can repair carpal tunnel injuries, trigger finger, tissue degeneration caused by arthritis, fractures, and other injuries you may encounter at some point.

Signs and symptoms of a finger injury may include:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Bruising
  • Visible tissue deformities
  • Reduced joint function

He may recommend that you try conservative treatments first, such as icing your finger, doing physical therapy, wearing a splint, or receiving finger injections. 

Is finger surgery right for me?

Dr. Belongie lets you know if you’re a candidate for finger surgery after reviewing your symptoms and medical history. He also examines your finger joint and may recommend X-rays, an MRI, or another imaging procedure.

What should I expect during finger surgery?

Before completing finger surgery, Dr. Belongie numbs the treatment area to ensure you avoid discomfort during the procedure. He then uses state-of-the-art tools to remove, repair, reconstruct, or replace damaged tissues in your finger or surrounding tissues. 

After the procedure, he closes any incisions and places a bandage or splint on your finger. 

What happens after the procedure?

Follow your post-surgery instructions after undergoing finger surgery at Belongie Orthopedics. Take medications as directed, keep the treatment area clean, and rest your finger joint. Wear a splint or bandage as instructed by Dr. Belongie, attend follow-up visits with him, and do finger stretches or strengthening exercises when necessary.

Over time, as your finger heals, you can expect less pain, improved musculoskeletal functioning, and a better quality of life.

To learn more about finger surgery at Belongie Orthopedics and find out if it’s right for you, call the office or use the online booking feature today.