- What is Orthopedics Upper Extremity?
- What is the difference between arthroscopic and open surgery?
- What is the difference between an orthopedic surgeon and a hand surgeon?
- Do all surgeries require general anesthesia?
- Do you have on on-site surgical facility?
- What hospitals are you affiliated with?
- What is the recovery time for most procedures?
- Can I have surgery on both hands at the same time?
- What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), and can it be prevented?
- Can Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) resolve with therapy?
- Do you perform surgeries alone?
- Do you only treat hands?
In this video Dr. Alejandro Badia explains what orthopedics is and also explains the bodyparts treated by an upper limb surgeon. To learn how Dr. Alejandro Badia can help you with your specific orthopedic needs, please call (305) 227-4263 or complete the quick form below. Read more [...]
Open surgery is “traditional” surgery, where an incision is made in the skin using a scalpel. You may have seen surgeries on TV or in the movies, where a surgeon makes an incision, then performs surgery through the incision. The size of the incision varies, depending on the type of [...]
An orthopedic surgeon specializes in medical and surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system. This includes all bones, muscles, tendons and joints. A hand surgeon is a sub specialist in treatment of the hand and often the upper extremity as well. Dr. Badia is an orthopedic surgeon [...]
Hand and upper extremity surgery rarely require general anesthesia. The team of anesthesiologists at The Surgery Center at Doral are very experienced in local and regional block anesthesia. This means you will feel no pain or discomfort. Intravenous sedation will also help you relax or [...]
Yes, the Surgery Center at Doral is a fully medicare approved facility with JCAHO certification and has contracts with various major insurance carriers. This includes many commercial insurances, workers compensation carriers and international insurances. [...]
Dr. Badia was former chief of hand surgery at Baptist Hospital in Miami. He now only operates at The Surgery Center at Doral. This is because virtually all orthopedic upper extremity procedures can now be done on an outpatient basis which has a lesser complication / infection rate and [...]
Hand surgery can entail as simple a procedure as a carpal tunnel release or foreign body removal which would allow immediate near full use of the hand, or as complicated as a wrist laceration involving all tendons and nerves which can take up to a year for an adequate functional recovery. [...]
This should only be done with endoscopic carpal tunnel releases and traumatic injuries to both hands that require urgent treatment. However, in most elective cases, it is best to stage the carpal tunnel surgeries 4-6 weeks apart as that allows the patient to have one hand free without [...]
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a compression of the median nerve in the carpal canal of the wrist. There can be many causes but in the majority of cases the cause is not clear. We do see this with high incidence in certain groups, which indicates there may be some hormonal involvement that [...]
Severe pain resulting from tendon inflammation in carpal tunnel syndrome can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory modalities performed by hand therapists or medication, including the form of a corticosteroid injection in the wrist. However, true nerve compression that is confirmed by nerve [...]