Hand surgery is mainly reconstructive rather than aesthetic. Hand surgery can restore hand functionalities damaged by infections, injuries and congenital abnormalities.
What hand surgery can do?
- Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is an injury that damaged the nerve on the wrists due excessive pressure. This are frequently caused by using a computer keyboard or computer mouse.
- Restore fingers that are damaged or deformed by rheumatoid arthritis or other sports or physical accidents.
- Correct Dupuytren’s contracture a genetic disorder where the finger curves due to some excessive tissue layering in the palm and fingers.
Who can have a hand surgery?
The best candidates are:
- People who used splinting and bracing but has not corrected the issue
- People who take OTC anti-inflammatory medicines but are ineffective
- People taking doctor prescribed painkillers but has no longer effect.
- When carpal tunnel syndrome is slowing the person’s job functions and changing hand positions would not lessen the pain or discomfort would not go away.
- If the person is already using corticoid injections for temporary relief.
- People who have no medical or health conditions and can easily heal after any surgery.
- Non-smokers (must at least quit for a minimum of two weeks before procedure)
- People who have positive outlook in life and expectations.
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the type of hands surgery
Anesthesia: Local or light sedative
Confinement: Same day discharge but Next day discharge may be recommended
Recovery time: 6 weeks
Visible Results: 1 to 6 months