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Hand Surgery is an umbrella term that encompasses a range of surgical procedures related to the correction and restoration of hand and finger functions, while trying to make the hand look and feel as natural as possible.

Arthritis, congenital abnormalities, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, reconstruction of tissue and more are some of the concerns that can be repaired with a Hand Surgery. The procedure opted for depends upon the issue, its location and severity

Our hands are a fundamental part of our lives! They are invaluable and help us perform multiple functions at home, work and play!

To perform numerous activities like eating, dressing, writing, creating, etc. our hands require sound movement and sensation. Any concerns of muscle contraction, joint motion and tendon gliding in the hands can be fixed with a Hand Surgery.

Hand surgeries are generally performed for the below reasons

  • Arthritis of the hand
  • Dislocation or fracture
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture – a painless deformity where one or more fingers are bent towards the pal and do not full straighten
  • Radial tunnel syndrome – Nerve entrapment
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Nerve, tendon and blood vessel injuries
  • Hand problems caused by cerebral palsy, stroke or spinal cord injuries
  • Trigger finger
  • Tendinitis of elbow, wrist and hand
  • Congenital deformities
  • Infections

Based on the root cause, there are various surgeries that may be performed. These include,

  • Skin Grafting and Flaps – Replacing or attaching missing skin to a part of the hand and using healthy skin and tissue from another part of the body for a skin graft
  • Tendon Repair – Fixing broken tendons and fibers that attach muscle and bone
  • DNerve Repair – Repairs nerve damage that results in loss of hand function or numbness
  • Closed Reduction – Realigning broken bones and holding them in place to heal
  • Fasciotomy – Treats compartment syndrome
  • Joint Replacement – Performed in patients with severe hand arthritis
  • Replantation – Reattach a severed part of the hand

The recovery time post a Hand Surgery largely depends upon the procedure done. After the surgery, doctors prescribe pain medication and also perform a thorough physical examination including x-rays to monitor and evaluate the patient’s recovery and effectiveness of the surgery.

The doctors may also refer the patient to a physiotherapist, who will in turn advise and teach the patient appropriate exercises to restore strength, flexibility and functionality of the hands and fingers.

Intensive healing and recuperation is mandatory to regain optimal functioning of the hand.

Our team of doctors includes highly talented anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, rehabilitation experts and trained nurses to treat and assist patients of all ages with the best possible expertise and care.