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Hand Surgery

Hand surgery

Syndactyly, polydactyly, and bent fingers are some common anomalies requiring surgery at the right time and results are generally good. In more severe hand deformities multi-specialty approach may be needed.

Mutilating machine injuries to simple domestic knief injuries may have to be dealt with by a plastic surgeon. Hand surgery in hand injuries again may fall into the domain of different specialties. Hand fractures, skin loss, and skin cover, wound repair in hand wound may be effectively carried out by a senior plastic surgeon.

Joined fingers or syndactyly is a common birth anomaly, correctible by surgery. Nowadays, the surgery is conducted at 1 to 1.5 years of age. Polydactyly or more digits may be simple at times and may need great surgical planning. There are difficult but uncommon hand anomalies that a plastic surgeon may have to deal with.

Post-burn hand contractures are troublesome. A lot of ingenuity may be required to correct them. Results may be moderate to good. Functional and cosmetic aspects both need to be considered.

A paralytic hand may hamper a person’s day-to-day activities. Surgery, muscle transfer, and physiotherapy all may be required for modest improvement.

Hand prostheses, in itself a separate subject, may have to be initiated by a plastic surgeon.