The human hand is a fascinatingly complicated structure capable of the most delicate and intricate tasks. It is one of the key ways we interact with the world around us be it for work, eating or communicating with others. The complex nature of the anatomy and the functional requirements of the hand that need to be considered in treating injuries, ailments and deformities is an ongoing challenge.
There are many conditions that affect the hand and often, a seemingly trivial injury to a dominant hand, will have a significant impact on a patient’s life in terms of work, driving and other activities of daily living. The solution many not always be surgery. Sometimes rest, intensive hand therapy, change in occupational duties may be the solution required. When the decision for surgery is made, it takes into account both the injury and the patient’s individual life circumstances.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger surgery
- Dupuytrens disease
- Flexor and extensor tendon injuries
- Hand fractures
- Arthritis of the fingers
SPECIALST HAND SURGEON CONDITIONS:
- Arthritis of the thumb, wrist and carpal bones
- Wrist injuries (bony and ligamentous)
- Upper limb nerve compression and injuries
- Fractures of the hand and wrist/li>
Hand therapy forms an essential component of treating any hand condition. In some circumstances, for example, tendon injuries, surgery is only the start of your treatment. The key to subsequent good functional results is in careful management of the rehabilitation process. For this reason, I offer and encourage all of my patients, who have had surgery, the opportunity to see a hand therapist at Peninsula Hand Therapy.
For more information, please follow this link: www.peninsulahandtherapy.com.au
All Plastic Surgeons are trained in hand surgery, however, in some situations, you may need the help of a surgeon specialising in hand and wrist surgery. Dr Neela Janakiramanan is a highly trained plastic surgeon who has specific training and expertise in hand and wrist surgery.
Complex hand injuries, degenerative arthritis problems of the hand and wrist as well as upper limb nerve disorders are all part of the myriad of conditions Neela looks after.