Michael J. Feldman, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Michael J. Feldman, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Tumors Of The Fingers, Hand, Wrist And Forearm Specialist

A top-ranking orthopedic surgeon serving patients in Beverly Hills and throughout Southern California, Dr. Feldman is skilled in advanced techniques for safe, effective treatment of tumors and cancers on the fingers, hand, wrist and forearm.

Tumors of the Fingers, Hand, Wrist and Forearm

by Michael J. Feldman, MD

What kinds of tumors can occur in the hand and forearm?

The arm and hand are composed of many different types of tissues, which means the variety of tumors that can develop is quite varied. Some of the most common types of arm and hand tumors include:

  • ganglion cysts, which occur when the fluid inside a joint collects under the skin

  • tumor of the tendon sheath (also called a giant cell tumor), an abnormal growth of the sheath that covers tendons

  • epidermal inclusion cysts, which occur just under the skin surface and contain trapped skin cells that produce a waxy substance called keratin

  • lipomas and neuromas, benign (non-cancerous) growths of fat or nerve tissue

Sometimes, a tumor can form around a foreign body like a splinter.

Are all hand and arm tumors cancerous?

No; in fact, hand and arm tumors are very common, and most are not cancerous.

How are tumors diagnosed?

Dr. Feldman will perform a thorough evaluation and exam of the growth and may order diagnostic imaging tests such as x-rays, CT scan or MRI to see the bones and other structures inside the hand, wrist or arm. Once the probability of a specific type of tumor is identified, Dr. Feldman will discuss the recommended type of treatment.

How are tumors treated?

Most tumors are surgically removed to decrease the likelihood they'll recur. When a tumor is non-cancerous and doesn't cause pain or impact daily living, surgery may not be necessary; however, the tumor should be monitored on a regular basis to ensure it doesn't change in size or color or become painful. Dr. Feldman will discuss all your treatment options so you can make the best decision for your needs.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Dr. Feldman accepts most major insurance providers. For questions regarding your specific plan, please call your insurance provider.

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    "Warm, personable, extremely smart and at the top of his game, don't waste your time looking for anyone else and just go to Dr Feldman."

    Pete S.
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    "Dr. Feldman and his staff are awesome. Dr. F did a tendonitis release on my wrist in 2013 and I had great results afterwards. "

    Randy W.
Location
Michael Feldman, MD
8641 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 205
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-819-4969
Fax: 310-855-7205
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