Hand Surgery

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Like most Canadian plastic surgeons, Dr. McInnes offers numerous procedures to improve the function of his patients’ hands and extremities, either from injuries or the ageing process. Unlike the United Sates, nearly all plastic surgeons who work in Canadian hospitals also provide on-call coverage for hand injuries.

For additional information on common hand procedures, please see the attached PDF documents from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).


Non-smokers who are able to comply with hand therapy before and after surgery, as necessary.


In addition to details on your medical history, Dr. McInnes will want to know specific details about your condition, any functional limitations you have, and your surgical goals. Dr. McInnes will perform a thorough physical examination, order any necessary tests, list your surgical and non-surgical options, and help you with the decision making.

Procedure Details:

Please see the attached documents from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) for information on common hand conditions.


Post-operative rehabilitation depends on which specific procedure you’re having done, and Dr. McInnes will provide you with instructions tailored to your condition. Many patients will need some form of hand therapy afterwards, and Dr. McInnes will provide you with a list of providers. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for the surgical site, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing, specific concerns to look for, and when to follow up with Dr. McInnes.

Results & Expected Outcome

The outcomes of hand surgery vary depending on numerous factors, including the severity of the original condition, the amount of scarring present, complexity of the operation, and compliance with rehabilitation and smoking. Genetic factors and systemic conditions also play a role. Dr. McInnes will discuss the expected outcome with you prior to surgery.