McFarland Clinic

Hand Surgery

Hand surgery encompasses reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive surgery is performed to correct functional impairments or abnormal structures of the body.

Reconstructive surgery can be performed for congenital defects, skin cancer, and hand reconstruction. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance.

Related Specialties

Locations & Hours

1215 Duff Avenue Office

1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010


Location Details on 1215 Duff Avenue Office



Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond

403 1st Street SE
Belmond, IA 50421


Location Details on Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond


Please contact this outreach clinic for information about hours and services.

Marshalltown Office

421 East Merle Hibbs Boulevard
Marshalltown, IA 50158


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Please contact the Orthopedic Surgery department for information regarding hours and scheduling for this outreach clinic.


Comprehensive Hand and Wrist Surgery

  • Compression neuropathies/ carpal tunnel
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Dislocations
  • Ganglions
  • Trigger fingers
  • Tendon, nerve, and joint injuries
  • Wrist pain

Skin Cancer

  • Melanoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma

Benign Skin Lesions

  • Nevi/moles
  • Seborrheic keratoses
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Skin tags
  • Warts

Other Services

  • Nerve injuries
  • Vascular malformations
  • Soft tissue tumors
  • Amputations
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Other general reconstruction

Patient Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I have to be off work after my surgery?

Many factors go into determining what recovery time will be after surgery.  Typically, patients need to be off work 2-4 weeks for carpal tunnel surgery and 6-8 weeks after fracture repair.  Dr. Bean, Dr. Friedrich, or Dr. Poag will be able to give you an estimate after visiting with you at your consultation.

Patient Education

Important Links
See details for American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Society for Surgery of the Hand

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is the oldest medical specialty society in the United States devoted entirely to continuing medical education related to hand surgery.

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