WHO IS A HAND SURGEON?
Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist, and forearm. Hand surgeons care for these problems with and without surgery. They are specially trained to operate when necessary. Many hand surgeons are also experts in diagnosing and caring for shoulder and elbow problems.
Hand surgeons are orthopaedic, plastic, or general surgeons who have additional training in surgery of the hand and upper extremity.
WHAT ARE THE LIMITS OF HAND SURGERY?
Although not clearly defined, the area from the tip of the finger to the shoulder is the body region in the spectrum of hand surgery. However, in cases such as fingers, muscles, tendons and nerve transfers, distant body areas such as legs and feet can also enter the interest of this branch Nov. In addition to classical surgical techniques, microsurgical and endoscopic video-cameras are used under microscopic magnification to perform diagnostic and interventional arthroscopy methods.
WHAT DOES HAND SURGERY DO?
- Replantation (re-stitching and re-functioning) of the upper limb (hand-arm)
- Tissue / organ transfers in finger and hand losses (Transplantation)
- Amputation and prosthesis
- Arthrosis (Calcification) attacked to the thumb and other fingers
- Hand- Wrist-Elbow region-related problems caused by rheumatoid arthritis and similar rheumatic diseases
- Brachial Plexus problems (Due to birth procedures, congenital / Traumatic Nerve Crushes)
- Late problems after trauma, infection and burns (bone-muscle-tendon-ligament-skin)
- Congenital Deformities (Congenital Shape and Functional Disorders)
- Nerve entrapments such as Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Trigger Finger
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Tendonitis such as De Quervain tendinitis, Tennis player’s elbow
- Injury of flexor (extensor) and extensor tendons of fingers
- Benign or malignant soft tissue / bone tumors (such as ganglion cysts)
- Nerve injuries
- Fractures and dislocations of the hand, wrist and elbow
- Fractures of wrist carpal bones (scaphoid bone, etc.)
- Kienböck’s disease
- Tendon / Muscle transfer to restore functional loss due to paralysis arising from various reasons