Hand Surgery Specialty

Hand Surgery

Hand surgery involves the performance of procedures aimed at addressing traumatic injuries or functional loss resulting from conditions such as advanced arthritis affecting the hand.

What is a Hand Surgeon ?

Our hands are multifunctional, aiding us in eating, dressing, writing, earning a living, engaging in artistic endeavors, and numerous other activities. Sensation and mobility in the joints, tendons, and muscles are essential for their functionality. A hand surgeon is a specialized medical professional who focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical procedures related to conditions affecting the hand, wrist, and forearm. These surgeons undergo extensive training in orthopedic, plastic, or general surgery, followed by additional specialized training in hand surgery.

What do hand surgeons do ?

Hand surgeons expertise involves a range of treatments, which can include:

  • Fracture Repair - Addressing broken bones in the hand, wrist, or forearm through surgical intervention or non-surgical methods.
  • Carpal Tunnel Release - Alleviating pressure on the median nerve in the wrist to relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition causing hand and wrist pain, tingling, and numbness.
  • Tendon Repair - Repairing damaged or torn tendons, which are essential for hand movement and functionality.
  • Joint Reconstruction - Addressing issues like arthritis in the hand or wrist joints through surgical procedures aimed at reducing pain and restoring function.
  • Nerve Repair - Treating nerve damage or injuries in the hand, often crucial for restoring sensation and movement.
  • Congenital Deformity Correction - Correcting birth defects or congenital abnormalities affecting the hand, wrist, or forearm.
  • Microsurgery - Performing intricate surgeries using specialized equipment to repair tiny structures like nerves and blood vessels in the hand and wrist
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy - Collaborating with occupational therapists to provide post-operative rehabilitation and therapy to improve hand function and mobility.

Hand surgeons work closely with patients to understand their condition, explore treatment options, perform surgeries when necessary, and provide post-operative care to ensure the best possible recovery and function of the hand and upper extremities.