Dr. Vasquez is one of the few fellowship-trained surgeons in Connecticut who has studied plastic surgery, orthopaedic hand surgery, and general surgery. In dealing with complex injuries, cancer reconstruction, or work-related injuries, Dr. Vasquez draws from world-class training from institutions such as the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospitals of Cornell and Columbia, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, and the Long Island Plastic Surgery Group. With skills that include microsurgery and flaps, orthopaedic hand surgery, oncologic and general surgery, Dr. Vasquez treats the whole patient and offers a comprehensive range of surgery that only few other surgeons in the greater Fairfield area can offer. From the management and treatment of bony injuries to tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue, this fellowship-trained plastic surgeon provides excellent outcomes with a compassionate and honest approach.
What Hand Surgery Can Treat
Hand surgery can treat a number of issues, including:
Carpal tunnel syndrome: This condition is caused by pressure to the median nerve in the wrist, or carpal tunnel. Patients may feel a tingling sensation, pain, or numbness in the fingers.
Rheumatoid arthritis: This disease can cause severe inflammation in any joint of the body, including the hand, which can impair movement.
Dupuytren’s contracture: This disabling hand disorder causes thick, scar-like tissue bands to form within the palm. This can cause restricted hand and finger movement.
Dr. Tito Vasquez’s scope of practice relating to hand and upper extremity surgery includes:
- soft tissue trauma, complex wounds, and burn management
- tendon injuries and tendon transfers
- nerve injuries and peripheral nerve reconstruction and repair
- arthritis and joint reconstruction
- fracture management and bony reconstruction
- compression syndromes (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel)
- wrist (carpal) bony and ligament reconstruction
- distal forearm bone and soft tissue injuries
- work-related injuries
If you are interested in learning more about hand reconstruction surgery in Southport, CT, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vasquez.