Our hands and fingers are our limbs that have a very important place in our lives. We do many things that other living things cannot do with our hands, and with our robust hand anatomy that is unique to humans only.
Hand surgery is a branch that deals with all kinds of structural and functional impairments from the shoulders to the fingertips, in the arm, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers due to congenital anomalies, traumatic events, degenerative events, and other causes.
Hand surgery is a challenging surgery that requires a high level of knowledge, experience, patience, and care.
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Before Hand Surgery
Before hand surgery, detailed anamnesis (medical history of the patient) and physical examination are very important. Depending on the disease, various imaging (x-ray, CT, MRI, angiography) are requested. Both hands are examined together particularly in congenital anomalies and degenerative events. Hands have a very tender and complex anatomy.
It may not be possible to completely cure all diseases (particularly the congenital ones) and injuries. The aim of hand surgery is to provide the upper extremity with a function that will enable the patient to be self-sufficient and in a looking that will not cause any discomfort to the patient within the community.
During Hand Surgery
Hand surgeries are usually performed in the operating room. It shows diversity. As there are surgeries that are performed in 5 minutes under local anesthesia, there are also hand surgeries that take 8-10 hours and require general anesthesia.
More complicated hand surgeries are generally performed by the team. Microscope is often used in hand surgery.
After Hand Surgery
In many diseases that are involving the hands and upper extremities, surgery is only the beginning of the treatment. After the surgery, it is of great importance that the recommendations of the physician are strictly followed.
A long period of physical therapy after surgery waits for many patients. Hand surgery requires patience of both the physician, the patient and their relatives before, during and after the surgery.