Conditions That May Benefit from Reconstructive Hand Surgery

Anthony Perrone
Anthony Perrone MD

After earning his MD, Dr. Anthony Perrone went on to complete his preliminary training certification in general surgery at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital. Anthony Perrone, MD, was formerly a plastic surgeon at the Tufts University, Tufts Medical Center, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hand surgery is a common form of plastic reconstructive surgery that is performed to improve strength, flexibility, and function. It is employed to treat conditions that cause pain or prevent normal hand functions.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one condition that can often require hand surgery. Caused by a pinched median nerve in the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by numbness or tingling in the arm and hand. Several factors can contribute to this condition, including the structure of the wrist, underlying health problems, and routine work.

Rheumatoid arthritis is another condition that may be correctable by surgery. Rheumatoid arthritis is defined as the inflammation of any joint in the body. When it is present in the hands, it may result in deformation and immobilization.

Another condition that may be repairable through surgery is Dupuytren’s contracture, and it occurs when scar-like tissue forms in the palm and reaches into the fingers. It can bend the fingers into abnormal positions and reduce dexterity.


The Rho Chi Society’s Clinical Research Scholarship

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Rho Chi Society

Now serving as the chief plastic surgeon at Maine General Medical Center, Anthony Perrone, MD, provides reconstructive surgeries to patients who have experienced injury, oncologic surgery, and congenital issues. Prior to beginning his career, Anthony Perrone, MD, studied at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. It was here that Dr. Perrone was named the president of the university’s chapter of the Rho Chi National Pharmacy Honor Society.

Each year, the Rho Chi Society awards its Clinical Research Scholarship of $7,500 to a clinical research fellow who meets the scholarship’s application requirements:

1. Be a Rho Chi Honor Society member.

2. Be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident.

3. Be a clinical research fellow who is preparing to enter the second year of fellowship.

4. Have completed her or his studies at a college of pharmacy or school that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Maine Operation Game Thief – Fighting Poachers

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Operation Game Thief

Dr. Anthony Perrone holds an MD from Dartmouth Medical School. He is now the chief of plastic surgery at Maine General Medical Center. Anthony Perrone, MD, is also active in charitable and philanthropic pursuits, including support of Maine Operation Game Thief (Maine OGT).

A nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife in the state, Maine OGT works with local authorities and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to stop poachers who commit wildlife crimes. Maine OGT allows the public to anonymously report poachers. Citizens may be eligible for rewards when their information is used to stop wildlife crimes.

Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for information that leads to an arrest for a wildlife violation. A $2,000 reward may be given for information involving the illegal introduction of a nonnative fish species.

Anonymous reporters do not need to testify in court to collect their rewards. To report poaching or other wildlife crimes in Maine, call 1-800-253-7887, or fill out the form online at

Special Wishes for Pediatric Patients at Camp Sunshine in Maine

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Camp Sunshine

Anthony Perrone, MD, is the chief plastic surgeon at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. In this role, Anthony Perrone, MD, performs reconstructive surgeries and oversees a team of surgeons. Outside of his work at Maine General, Dr. Anthony Perrone enjoys supporting local charities, including Camp Sunshine.

Maine’s Camp Sunshine is a retreat for pediatric patients and their families. The camp is the nation’s only year-round retreat of its kind, providing a fun, supportive environment for families as they fight chronic or serious childhood illnesses.

Camp Sunshine is available to children dealing with cancer, systemic lupus, organ transplants, and hematologic and renal conditions. The camp’s dedicated volunteers and on-site physicians make sure families can relax and have fun during their stay.

At Camp Sunshine, each child has the opportunity to make a special wish. Campers make their own “wish boats” during arts and crafts time.

At a special ceremony, the boats are taken to the camp pond, their candles are lit, and the children make a wish and blow out the candles. The boats then become special souvenirs, tangible reminders of the children’s wishes at a happy time in their lives.