We live in an active, fast-paced world where we seem to be constantly moving and constantly doing something, and whatever that something is—whether at work, at home, or at play—most likely, it involves moving the hands. Our hands and wrists are constantly in motion: holding, picking up, grasping, throwing, pushing, typing, gesturing, eating, even communicating; the list could go on forever. Moreover, our hands are our body’s first line of defense: if we see something coming toward our face, our hands automatically move up to block it. And as we feel ourselves begin to fall, even without thinking we move our hands to land on them, protecting the rest of our body from the shock of the fall. So it should come as no surprise that injuries to the bones and soft tissues of the hand, finger, wrist, and arm are among the most common workplace- and sports-related injuries today.
Dr. Asaf Yalif, Triple Board Certified lead surgeon at Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia, brings a unique perspective to workplace and sports-related injuries of the hand and upper extremities. Because of his extensive training and experience in plastic surgery, orthopedics, and hand surgery, he has an in-depth knowledge of the complex interconnections between the bones and soft tissues of the hand and arm rare even among experienced physicians; in fact, he is the only surgeon in the Atlanta area with this unique blend of specializations. This comprehensive background enables him to diagnose and treat a wide variety of workplace and sport-related injuries accurately and correctly, minimizing the risk of long-term damage and loss of functionality.
At Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Yalif and his staff offer a range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options for workplace and sports-related injuries, including:
- REPETITIVE MOTION INJURIES (also known as repetitive strain injury/repetitive stress injury)
- BREAKS AND FRACTURES of the arm, wrist, hand, fingers, and thumb
Whether you have experienced an injury at work or on the playing field, whether your injury is acute or the result of overuse, our goal is the same as yours: to repair the injury so you can get back to your normal, everyday activities as quickly and seamlessly as possible. At your initial consultation, Dr. Yalif will conduct a thorough medical examination in order to properly diagnose your specific injury. He will discuss with you the potential treatment options available to you and the risks and benefits of each one, and then work closely with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan necessary to repair the injury, restore freedom of motion and full functionality, and get your hands back to work—or play—as soon as possible!
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Dr. Asaf Yalif, lead surgeon at Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, is uniquely qualified to provide advanced, cutting-edge surgical treatment options for degenerative or traumatic hand and upper extremity issues. The only surgeon in the Atlanta area specializing in the rare combination of hand and plastic surgery, Dr. Yalif is triple Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Orthopedic Surgery. His unique perspective on soft tissue, joint, and bone-related conditions of the hand, fingers, wrist, and elbow enables him to offer a variety of medical and surgical options unavailable at traditional orthopedic practices. Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a friendly, welcoming boutique medical practice where cutting-edge surgical techniques are coupled with an emphasis on the patient experience; whether you are dealing with a traumatic injury or a long-standing degenerative disease, Dr. Yalif will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to ensure that your hands can work as hard as you do!
Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has offices conveniently located in Atlanta, Roswell, and Woodstock, Georgia. If you have experienced an injury or fracture in the fingers, thumb, wrist, or elbow related to your occupation or participation in a sport or recreational activity, and are interested in learning how Dr. Yalif can help, or would like information on the surgical options available at Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we encourage you to contact us today for an initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!