Hand Surgery Treating patients with injuries, birth defects and degenerative disorders of the hand has been made easy with the help of latest innovation in medical technology. At Cocoona, our team of surgeons – specialising in hand surgery – whose major interest is improving both function and appearance of injured hands are ever ready to offer you the best in hand care solutions in India. As one of the best plastic surgery clinics in the India, our range of quality hand surgical solutions is extensive to say the least, and includes procedures for:
Hand Injuries Repairing injured hands is one of the most common hand surgical procedures. Hand Surgery is used to fix injuries to the skin, tendons, blood vessels, nerves, and joints; it can also be used to help fix fractured bones, burns, cuts etc. At Cocoona, we use our expertise to help patients with:
- Skin, tendon and nerve repair
- Grafting of skin, bone, nerves, or other tissue from a one part of the body to repair the injured part
- Flap surgery or moving/stretching of skin and the underlying fat, blood vessels, and muscle from a healthy part of the body to the injured part
- Replantation/Transplantation which involves restoring amputated finger or hands using microsurgery. It is one of the most intricate forms of hand surgery. Some injuries may require several procedures over an extended period of time.
In most cases, hand surgery can restore a considerable degree of function and feeling to the injured area. However, recovery may take some time, and a period of hand therapy will most certainly be needed.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome The buildup of pressure on the median nerve, referred to as the carpal tunnel syndrome is a debilitating disease that can result in numbness, aching, and impaired hand function. It is generally caused by disease like rheumatoid arthritis, injury, fluid retention during pregnancy, overuse, or repetitive motions. In most cases carpal tunnel syndrome is cured with anti-inflammatory medications. However, if the treatment fails then surgery may be required. In the surgical procedure, an incision in the middle of the wrist and the pressure point is examined. Hand surgeons usually remove the tissue that’s pressing on the median nerve, and thus provide instant relief. After surgery, a large dressing and a splint are used to restrict motion and support healing. Dupuytren’s Contracture Though painless, Dupuytren’s contracture is thickening and contracture of underlying tissue beneath the skin on the palm and fingers. It results in thick, scar-like aberration forming all over the hand, restricting motion. Dupuytren’s contracture can only be cured through surgery. In the procedure, the surgeon cuts away think bands of tissue, thus freeing the tendons and allowing better finger movement. The operation is performed by expert surgeons to avoid damage to the underlying muscles and nerves and over tightening of abnormal tissue. Sometimes skin grafts are also used for aesthetic purposes. The results of the surgery will depend on the severity of the condition. Physical therapy may be required to restore functionality and control. Congenital Deformities Congenital deformities can cause significant problems in the use of one’s hand. Luckily, with modern surgical techniques most congenital hand defects can be fixed at a very early age- in fact, in some cases during infancy, in others at 2 or 3 years – allowing normal functioning and development of the hand. Syndactyly, in which two or more fingers are fused together, is one of the most common congenital hand deformities found in India. Treatment involves cutting the tissue that connects the fingers, then grafting skin on the same. An expert surgeon will ensure a full range of motion and a fairly normal appearance. Congenital defects include short, missing, or deformed fingers, abnormal nerves or blood vessels and immobile tendons. In most cases, these defects can be treated with plastic surgery. Tendon Transfer Surgery Surgery done to improve lost hand function and fix damage to hand tendons is called transfer surgery. A functioning tendon is shifted from its original attachment to a new one to restore the damaged part. The procedure is ideal for those suffering from an injury, especially to the median nerve. To learn more about this complex procedure and how it can help you, call us at +91 9910223460. Recovery and Rehabilitation Since the hand is a terribly sensitive part of the body, you might feel gentle to severe pain in your hand following the surgery. Our specialists will dictate injections or medication to help the recovery process. However the ability to resume your traditional activities will depend on the kind and extent of the surgery and speed with which your wound heals. To enhance your recovery and provide you the fullest attainable use of your hand, our experts might suggest a course of rehabilitation (physical and activity therapy) under the direction of a trained therapist. Your care might represent hand exercises, heat and massage treatments, electrical nerve stimulation, splinting, traction, and special wrappings. As mentioned previously, the duration of the therapy will depend on the extent of the surgery and speed with which your hand heals.