The hand is an intricate organ and requires specialised care.
Hand surgery is a subspecialty of plastic surgery that deals with conditions that impair the strength, function and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. Hand Surgery seeks to restore the hand function to near normal.
The spectrum of hand surgery is vast and encompasses -
- Hand and Wrist injuries - Soft tissue and Bony injuries
- Tendon conditions e.g. trigger finger/tenosynovitis
- Nerve Compression Disorders e.g. Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Congenital defects.
We as Plastic / Hand surgeons are further trained in Microsurgery which gives us the necessary skill to perform complex procedures like the Replantation of amputated extremities, and nerve repairs.