Hand Surgery

Orthopedic and reconstructive hand surgery helps millions of people a year live better lives. These various types of hand surgery can restore a damaged hand to its original state, help ease the difficulty of naturally developing conditions, reduce pain from specific medical conditions, or even treat some diseases.

In the Toronto area, Dr. Chivers offers the most comprehensive and professional reconstructive hand surgery options for his patients at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre. With over a decade of experience in the field, he has helped hundreds of patients live easier lives and recover fully from debilitating injuries, diseases, and conditions.

Surgical Options

Dr. Chivers offers a wide range of reconstructive hand surgeries for his patients, including:

  • Ganglion CystsLumps that appear on the back of the hand near the wrist and can cause extreme pain in some patients if not removed surgically
  • Carpal Tunnel SurgeryA surgical procedure that relieves the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome by cutting the transverse carpal ligament
  • Trigger FingersTrigger finger is a condition that prevents a patient from fully straightening their finger and can be treated by cutting the tendon sheath near the finger
  • Mallet FingersMallet finger is caused by a compression injury to a finger and requires surgery to repair the tendon when it has been torn
  • Tendon injuriesAll other tendon injuries in the hand can also be corrected through simple out-patient surgical repair
  • Dupuytrens DiseaseThis moderately rare disease causes fingers to pull toward the palm, preventing full extension, and can occasionally be treated by a surgical procedure to remove the diseased tissue from the hand
  • Hand FracturesFor band hand fractures, especially those that disfigure, surgery is available to repair the bones, restore the hand to its original condition, and limit the painfelt during the recovery period


Candidates for hand surgery are patients that experience pain or difficulty due to a hand condition, disease, or injury. Because surgical procedures are invasive, candidates should be otherwise in good condition, though if the condition is potentially life threatening, this may not be necessary. Candidates need to understand that not all conditions can be fully treated with hand surgery or may require multiple surgeries for complete benefits. Dr. Chivers will fully explain your options and details of your condition and surgery during the initial consultation.


Each hand surgery has a different recovery time depending on the extent of the surgery performed. The shortest recovery time may be just a few weeks while major injuries or conditions may result in months of recovery. After all hand surgeries the patient should try to avoid performing most activities with the recovering hand. If you have any questions or concerns during your recovery process, the staff of the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre is available to provide any assistance you need.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

As a policy, all consultations for reconstructive surgery are free at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre, which is just one of the many reasons that it is the best place in Toronto to get hand surgery. If you are experiencing any kind of pain due to a hand condition or have a hand condition that interferes with your daily life, schedule your consultation immediately. Dr. Chivers will get you started on living a comfortable life as quickly as possible.

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