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Hand Foot Reconstructive Surgery

Hand and Foot Surgery

Hand Surgery

Our hands are indispensable for even the simplest daily activities and preserving their sensation and ability to perform fine motion, bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, joints, tendons and blood vessels need to function in unison. Hand surgery needs to harmonise all these tissues and their connection to restore the the agility of the hands. 

Hand surgery specialists can be plastic surgeons, orthopedic or general surgeons who specialise in problems of the hand, wrist, forearm and sometimes they are also trained to treat the elbow and shoulders. 

What Are the Most Common Hand Conditions?

A disease or an accident can seriously damage any structure of the hand and impair its ability to move or feel. In some cases hand surgery is not necessary, as problems can be tackled by medication, injection, or physical therapy. The  common problems treated by hand surgery are:

  • fractures of the hand, wrist or forearm
  • tendon reapir
  • structures damaged by accident and sports injuries
  • tennis elbow
  • carpal tunnel syndrome (it evolves due to constant pressure, bad position or overuse of the hands or nerve injury)
  • trigger finger
  • birth defects of the hand
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • nerve injuries
  • Dupuytren’s contracture (scar-like bands form on the palm that disable the movements of the fingers)

How Is Hand Surgery Performed?

The following alarming signs indicate that you need to see a hand surgery specialist – unceasing pain, loss of strength and flexibility, inability to perform certain motion, and traumatic injuries.

Hand surgery is best performed at a plastic surgery clinic or a specialised hand surgery center. Depending on the condition, some operations are performed on an outpatient basis, but even so, a long recovery period can be expected.

Hand surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia or sedation.

The incision is made at the sight of the injury or deformity and tissues are other reconnected (e.g. retracted tendons), fused tissues are separated (e.g.: birth defects) or pressure is released (e.g.: carpal tunnel syndrome). Besides, hand surgery often involves neuro-surgery, microsurgery, plastic surgical skin grafting and follow-up physical therapy. 

Foot Surgery

We cannot be healthy and fit without the proper functioning of our feet that have to carry the weight of our body and support a wide range of movements and postures. It is an imperative to seek medical help if you have unceasing pain and discomfort, some deformity, impaired flexibility or inability to move. If you are worried about the health of your foot, the best alternative is to visits a recommended podiatrist, who is trained to treat all medical conditions of the foot and ankle. 

The Most Common Types of Foot Surgery

  • Tendon foot surgery, just like in the hands, aims to reconnect ruptures or reposition tendons,
  • Neuroma surgery is performed when a benign growth of a nerve has to be removed. It may affect the sensation of the operated foot because of the removed nerve section. 
  • Heel surgery is usually necessary when foot movement gets limited and unbearably painful. The operation usually involves the release of the plantar fascia. 
  • Cosmetic foot surgery besides relieving pain and treat deformities intends to improve the appearance of the feet. Cosmetic foot surgery is increasingly popular among women who are limited in clothing or life activities because of a foot deformity. The most frequently performed interventions are:

                * Arthritic joint surgery

                * Achilles tendon surgery

                * Bunion surgery

                * Bursa surgery

                * Claw toe surgery

                 * Toe shortening surgery

  • Foot reconstruction surgery is a very delicate and complex surgical procedure that is performed to restore function and to prevent further deformation. Foot reconstructive surgery is unavoidable in some cases of birth defects, traumatic injuries as well as certain circulatory diseases. Satisfactory recovery is the longest in this kind of reconstructive operations, which require resting, compression, elevation and freeing the leg from bearing weight.