With old fashioned values and today's education and technology, Dr. Merrick performed thumb basal joint surgery due to severe joint arthritis. He successfully restored full movement and strength to my thumb. Most recently, I had a small cyst surgically removed from my forehead and after several weeks it was virtually undetectable. Thanks Dr. Merrick!
Diane K. (Thumb Basal Joint Surgery & Cyst Removal) – Eau Claire, WI
Dr. Merrick provides services to patients related to hand surgery or reconstructive surgery of the hand. Dr. Merrick has completed a one-year hand surgery fellowship training program. He can help if you have:
A condition caused by pressure to the median nerve within the wrist or carpal tunnel causing pain, tingling and numbness.
Refers to any physical deformity that is present at birth.
A condition in the elbow caused by scar tissue over the ulnar nerve. This is typically caused by repeated elbow injuries and causes elbow pain, numbness and tingling down into the fingers along with loss of strength in the fingers.
A procedure that is often performed during breast reconstruction or following surgery to remove head or neck cancer. During the procedure, muscle, skin, or bone is transferred along with the original blood supply from one area of the body (donor site) to the surgical site in order to reconstruct the area.
A tumor or swelling on top of a joint or tendon. This type of cyst is not harmful and accounts for about half of all soft tissue tumors in the hand.
An abnormal condition in which flexion or extension of a finger may be momentarily obstructed by spasm followed by a snapping into place.
- Functional muscle transfer
- Microvascular reconstruction
- Nerve repair/reconstruction
- Replants: fingers/extremities
A surgical procedure that transfers a healthy/working tendon to another, damaged part of the body to regain mobility.