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 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 to compensate the dysfunctional of the musculoskeletal normal structure.
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.