Reconstructive Hand Surgery Legacy Medical Group–Reconstructive Surgery addresses hand issues including: Dupuytren's Contracture Dupuytren's Contracture is an uncommon hand deformity in which the connective tissue under the skin of your palm contracts and toughens over time and can complicate everyday activities such as placing your hands in your pockets, putting on gloves or shaking hands. We specialize in procedures to improve hand function in people who experience this disability including decompression, tendon sheath and incision and fasciotomy to release cords of tissue. Carpal tunnel syndrome Bound by bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway - about as big around as your thumb - located on the palm side of your wrist. This tunnel protects a main nerve to your hand and nine tendons that bend your fingers. Pressure placed on the nerve produces the numbness, pain and, eventually, hand weakness that characterize carpal tunnel syndrome. When the pain or numbness of carpal tunnel syndrome persists more than six months, surgery may be the best option. Legacy Medical Group-Reconstructive Surgery specializes in carpal tunnel release, including ulnar nerve decompression and endoscopic surgery done through small incisions in your hand or wrist.