Hand Surgery - What is it
The ability to capture things with our fingers is a characteristic of the primates and has helped us to create evolutionary culture. Subtle movements that we unconsciously do everyday presuppose harmonious cooperation of bones, tendons, joints, blood vessels and nerves. Malfunction of any of these elements, either from a traumatic or a medical condition, can negatively affect hand function.
Apart from hand trauma, the most common elective hand diseases that require surgical treatment are the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger finger and Dupuytren’s disease.
The aim of reconstructive hand surgery is the restoration of normal function. This requires detailed knowledge of anatomy and of all the related techniques.
Occasionally cooperation of other surgical fields (i.e. Ortopaedics) may be required.
The aim of reconstructive hand surgery is the restoration of normal function.