Your hands are one of the most awesome and finely-tuned structures in your body!
Consider the fact that you can thread a delicate needle with your hands, yet lift an object that weighs as much as you do with these same hands. We all tend to take this incredible versatility for granted, until we are no longer able to use our hands as a result of injury or disease.
Plastic surgeons have traditionally always been interested in the miracle that is our hands and we spend a significant proportion of our time repairing them. The range of procedures include dealing with the following:
- Repair of tendon or bone injury following trauma (covered by ACC)
- Secondary reconstruction of previous hand injuries or burns (covered by ACC)
- Congenital hand conditions
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dupuytren's disease
- Ganglions and other swellings in the hand
- Complex Microvascular reconstruction of hands
In all cases, surgery is usually possible to treat the condition. The exact nature of treatment will be discussed with you in detail at the time of consultation. You will also have a dedicated hand therapist involved in your pre- and post-operative care.