Hand Reconstruction Surgery Pune
Hands are important body parts for everyday functioning. Right from brushing to driving, hands are required in all day-to-day activities. But some infections, hand bone fractures, or serious hand, fingers, and wrist impairment may cause crippling of hands. Hand reconstruction surgery aims to repair the damaged portion of the hand to restore its approximate normality.
Hand Deformities Treated With Reconstruction Hand Surgery
Apart from reforming fractures in the hand, the reconstruction hand surgery also reconstructs the following hand’s deformity.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Severe muscle-bone infection
Congenitally Crippled Finger
Hand Cysts and Tumours, deforming hand’s shape
Swollen hands joints due to Arthritis
Fractures and Dislocations
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Ulnar Nerve Compression
Ulnar Bone Fracture
Forearm fracture or muscular loss
What Procedure Does Hand Reconstruction Surgery Involve?
The surgeon will examine abnormalities and fractures in your hand and ask questions to figure whether you are a candidate for hand reconstruction. The surgeon will also obtain a multiangular hand scan to gauge the extent of the deformity. Finally, the surgeon will explain the surgery and possible risks involved in it:
Typically a hand reconstruction microsurgery is done under the administration of anaesthesia. The hand reconstruction will involve the following methods.
- Z-Plasty: for reconstructing contractures
- Skin Grafts: for reconstructing contractures
- Skin flaps: for larger wounds with exposed bones/tendons
- Nerve/artery/tendon repair: for hand injuries
- Reimplantation of amputated hand: for total amputation of the hand.
The surgeon will instruct about post-surgery care. The surgeon will also provide some analgesic medications and bone healing medications to expedite fast recovery. In addition, the surgeon will instruct on how to clean the surgical site regularly to avoid any infection risk. Finally, once the hand has been restored to a certain extent, the surgeon will recommend physical therapy to regain muscle-bone strength of the hand and restore normality.