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.
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 function.
Common conditions include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Trauma repairs (such as industrial injuries, farm machinery, chainsaws), including tendon and nerve repairs
- Trigger finger