The human hand is one of the most versatile tools in nature. It not only fulfills countless physical functions, it is also a communication and sensory tool. Illness, injury or a congenital deformity can diminish the ability to manipulate our hands to grasp, pinch, wave, touch, shake hands or perform countless other functions. Treatment or repair of the hand to improve or restore function requires very specialized attention.
Hand surgery procedures performed in the plastic surgery field are done to improve the function, physical condition or physical appearance of the hand. Procedures commonly help with:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Trauma repairs (from industrial injuries, farm machinery, chainsaws, etc.). This may include tendon and nerve repairs.
- Microsurgery for severed digits