Hand and Microsurgery

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Hand and Microsurgery Treatments

Post Street Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art surgical center led by several orthopedic surgeons specializing in hand and microsurgery, including Dr. Leonard Gordon and Dr. Joshua Gordon. Our surgeons use cutting-edge technologies and the most innovative techniques to address all hand and elbow injuries, pain, and disorders, helping patients recover completely. If you need help with orthopedic conditions related to the elbow, forearm, wrists, and hands, we encourage you to reach out to our surgeons.

Here is a list of some of the orthopedic conditions we treat:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition wherein the median nerve in your hand is pinched, leading to numbness, tingling, and pain. This condition often occurs due to repetitive use or fractures.

Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are non-cancerous lumps on the tendons or joints of the wrists or hands. It’s usually small, round, and painless, but it can cause pain if it pinches a nerve. We can reduce their size with non-surgical treatments.

Hand & Wrist Fractures

Hand and wrist fractures occur due to repetitive use, injuries, accidents, or underlying conditions. Our surgeons diagnose the root cause of the fractures and treat them using splints or surgeries.

Arthritis & Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a disease wherein the joints in the hands and wrists are inflamed, and osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis wherein the joints and bones gradually weaken. Our surgeons treat arthritis using non-surgical and surgical options.

Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger is a condition wherein one of the fingers gets stuck in a fixed position, incapable of moving, usually due to tendon inflammation. Our surgeons curate personalized surgical or non-surgical treatments based on the extent of inflammation.

Forearm Fractures

Forearm fractures occur due to accidents or injuries that damage the bones in the forearms, limiting your mobility. Our surgeons will study the extent of the fracture and treat it with splints or surgeries.

“Dr. Gordon & his office staff are great!! I was misdiagnosed for 7 months prior to seeing Dr. Gordon. I got immediate diagnosis & care. I had numerous check ups & 2 surgeries on my wrist. The end result couldn't be any better! Im so glad I found this wonderful team! I highly recommend Dr. Gordon! I had a difficult situation (Kienbock's disease) and it was a breeze for him. I'm back to work now & all is good. Great doctor, great staff, great care!”

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition wherein the ulnar nerve is pinched or stretched, leading to a tingling sensation in the small and ring fingers. Our surgeons diagnose the root cause of your cubital tunnel syndrome and recommend the ideal non-surgical or surgical treatments.

Hand Tendon Injuries

Hand tendon injuries should be treated immediately to prevent long-term complications and loss of mobility. Our surgeons use advanced surgical techniques to improve your range of mobility and treat the injured tendon without excessive scarring.

Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren’s disease, also known as Dupuytren’s contracture, is a condition that affects the tissues on the palm, gradually leading to cords, bands, and nodules under the skin. We use non-surgical or surgical treatments to release the diseased cords.

Nerve Injuries & Neuropathy

Nerve injuries and neuropathy in the hands and wrists can lead to severe pain, numbness, and loss of mobility. We use medications, topical numbing creams, microsurgery, or if all else fails, surgery to treat peripheral neuropathy.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder wherein the body’s immune system attacks itself, leading to weakened joints. We use medications or surgical procedures (synovectomy) to reverse the condition or heal the ruptures.

Finger Prosthesis

Our hand and microsurgery specialists discuss your specific goals and examine your hand anatomy to design the ideal finger prosthesis. We provide three prosthetic types, passive, body-powered, and electric-powered, based on your specific goals and needs.


Tumors are tissues that grow uncontrollably in the body — they can be cancerous or non-cancerous. Our surgeons study the tumors using the latest diagnostic tools and remove them promptly.

Congenital Disorders

Congenital disorders refer to hand or wrist deformities present from birth, such as webbed fingers, bent fingers (camptodactyly), overgrown or under-grown fingers, and more. Our surgeons address congenital deformities for patients of all ages.

Vascular Diseases

Vascular diseases are abnormalities in the circulatory system in the body, i.e., the network of veins and arteries. Our surgeons trace the root cause of your vascular diseases and treat them using non-surgical or surgical options.

Elbow & Forearm Fractures

Elbow and forearm fractures are incredibly common, and they can usually be treated with splints. However, if that doesn’t work, our surgeons use advanced surgical techniques to restore functionality.

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Lateral epicondylitis, also known as “tennis elbow,” is a condition wherein the tendons in the elbow swell up, affecting your mobility. Our surgeons treat this condition with anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, or surgeries.

Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)

Medial epicondylitis, also known as “golfer’s elbow,” is a condition wherein the tendons in the forearms are inflamed, leading to a loss of mobility. Our surgeons treat this condition with anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, or surgeries.

Nail Conditions

Nail conditions come in various forms, such as fungus, clubbing, ingrown nail, and other problems. Our surgeons run comprehensive tests and use the latest techniques to restore optimal nail health.

Please schedule an appointment at Post Street Surgery Center, San Francisco, to discuss your hand and microsurgery options.

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