You're in Great Hands

Charles Polsen M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon, who, following his 5 years of surgical training in general surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, completed his hand surgery training at the prestigious Herman Hospital of the University of Texas in 1998.

Dr. Polsen is not only board certified, but has had the prestigious honor of presenting his research concerning the anatomy of the hand on the national level at the annual meeting for the American Society of Surgery for the hand.

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Talk with a Specialist Educational Videos
  1. Osteoarthritis A type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down.
  2. Trigger Finger A defect in a tendon causing a finger to jerk or snap straight when the hand is extended.
  3. Fingertip Injury Injured components may include skin, bone, nail, nailbed, tendon, and the pulp.
  4. Dupuytren's Contracture A condition in which there is fixed forward curvature of one or more fingers.
  5. Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel A numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist.
  6. Distal Radial Fractures A common bone fracture of the radius in the forearm often called a wrist fracture.
Hand Diagram Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Caused by repetitive hand movement, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome manifests as pain or numbness around the wrist (sometimes including the ring finger and pinky finger). Treatment usually involves ergonomic changes, a change in behavior, or sometimes surgery. Dr. Polsen treats people with carpal tunnel syndrome from Houston and the surrounding area.

Hand Diagram Finger Cuts Tendon & Nerve Damage

Even a simple cut can do major damage; some patients have unknowingly cut a tendon or nerve. This can impede movement and grow worse over time if the injury is not treated. Dr. Polsen is highly experienced at treating these injuries with surgery.

Hand Diagram De Quervain's Tenosynovitisis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is almost a mirror of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Patients often feel pain on the thumb-side of the wrist, especially when making a fist or grasping an object. There are some therapeutic treatments, such as immobilizing the wrists. In the most severe cases, surgery may be needed.

Hand Diagram Fractures Finger & Hand Bones

A fracture in the hand or fingers can have wide ranging consequences, especially if not treated immediately. Fractures can limit movement, cause extreme pain, and create further problems for patients. Treatment is often surgical, depending on the extent of the damage.

Hand Diagram Dupuytren's Disease Treatment

Dupuytren’s Contracture occurs when knots form on the tendons in the hand, eventually causing a distortion that results in the fingers being “pulled back” towards the hand. This usually occurs in the ring or pinky fingers (sometimes both). Dupuytren’s can sometimes be treated with a process called “Needling,” but may also require surgery to effectively repair.

Hand Diagram Wrist Pain Procedures & Videos

Without knowing the specific cause of general wrist pain, it can be difficult to formulate a treatment. The Houston area hand experts at Clear Lake Hand Center can help you diagnose your wrist pain and find an appropriate, effective treatment.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Polsen is committed to helping his patients improve the quality of their life by providing technologically-advanced care in a comfortable setting. Call the Clear Lake Hand Center at 281-334-HAND where you can discuss your concerns, and if appropriate, schedule a consultation for evaluation.

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Dr Polsen and his staff did such an excellent job on my carpal tunnel and cubital release surgery that I am considering having the other one done. The results were better than I expected. I wish that I hadn't waited so long to have the surgery. Highly Recommend!

- Actual Patient