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Hand and Microsurgery Unit

30 September 2016

Doctor holding child's hand, closeup

Hand and Microsurgery Unit

The hand is a unique area of the human body that is made up of bone, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. Our hands serve many purposes, help us eat, dress, write, earn a living, create art and do many other activities.

To accomplish these tasks and activities, our hands require sensation and movement, such as joint motion, tendon gliding and muscle contraction.These elements must all be in good working order for the hand to function well.

The function of entire upper extremities is to position the hand in space.  In all its spatial locations, the hand not only grasps and releases objects but transport them as well.

Through the hand, as though sight and hearing, we form a conception of our outside world.When a problem takes place in the hand, care must be given to all the different types of tissues that make function of the hand possible.

Hand surgery

Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist and forearm.

Hand surgeons are orthopedic, plastic or general surgeons who have additional training in surgery of the hand.

Hand surgeons care for hand problems without surgery, and they are specially trained to operate when necessary.

The hand surgeon also trained in musculoskeletal reconstruction, surgery that required compensating the dysfunctional of the musculoskeletal normal structure.

Hand Therapy

“Working with a knowledgeable hand therapist can make the difference between success and failure in complex hand surgical cases. The therapist extends the continuum of our care, as well as functioning as coach and trainer for our patients.” – Marybeth Ezaki, MD, Past President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Hand Therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed by an occupational therapist or physiotherapist with patients that suffer from conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities.
At Hand unit, the dedicated therapist perform precise and timely rehabilitation program with clinical guide of the hand surgeon to achieve best possible outcome to enables patient to hasten their return to a productive lifestyle.

Patients with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or neurologic conditions, such as a stroke, can benefit from therapy through education on joint protection and energy conservation, and with recommendations for adaptive equipment or devices to improve function.

A hand therapist can also provide assistance to the industrial world through consultation, employee training and site assessment in healthy work habits, injury prevention and return to work program for injured employee.

Hand and Microsurgery unit

At this unit, the hand surgeon is operating the clinic to assess the new cases and review the follow up visit of the patients.  Hand therapist also may presence during the hand surgeon review to receive guide for the therapy session or provide feedback on patient progress.

The hospital is well equipped with microsurgery facilities and imaging system such as mini c arm with good support of clinical staff and facilities to facilitate the surgical work of the hand surgeon.

The scope of work for the hand surgeon cover the complex problem affected the hand such amputation, trauma, infection, tumour or congenital anomalies up to the cases seem simple such as problem of pain, numbness and weakness.

Integrated care with other medical specialty as well will ensure the patient receive comprehensive medical care as needed.

We are committed to provide our hand patients with comprehensive and compassionate care.

 

By physiotherapy Department, Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre