HAND SURGERY

Due to the versatility of movement and functions, the hand is always exposed to suffer trauma and damage to its structure. The plastic surgeon is the specialist trained for the correction of all pathology involving the hand. The diseases are classified into 3 major groups: congenital, traumatic and chronic degenerative.

OBJECTIVE:

Recover normal hand operation or minimize damage as well as recommend effective rehabilitation.

SOME THOUGHTS WE TREAT:

  • Congenital hand: alterations in the formation and differentiation of the hand during the embryonic development.
           -Syndactyly: is the union of one or more fingers, digital duplications and polydactyly (more than 5 fingers).
  • Hand trauma: it covers a great variety of injuries; soft tissue injuries and bone tissue injuries.
           -For example: Fracture of metacarpals, loss of skin cover, traumatic amputations, nerve damage.
  • Chronic degenerative disease: The function or structure of affected tissues worsens over time, deforms the hand and affects its overall function.
           -For example: rheumatoid arthritis and Dupuytren's disease.
  • Less serious conditions: synovial cysts (ganglions) at the level of the wrist and stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger.

SURGICAL AND POSTSURGICAL ASPECTS

  • General anesthesia or intravenous sedation and regional anesthesia.
  • The hospitalization will depend on the reconstructive procedure performed.
  • Recovery in this type of procedure requires the use of splints and continuous rehabilitation therapies, ranging from one to six months depending on the type of injury.

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