Interventions hand surgery

Written by: Dr. Eduardo Olalla Real
Published: | Updated: 12/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What are the interventions of hand surgery?

These interventions are carried out to recover the complex functionality of the hand, restoring its mechanical function. Always it seeks the recovery of a skeleton with a functional articulated bones stable and mobile, highlighting the role and importance of the thumb.

Also, these interventions serve to restore and maintain the sensory information and communication function relationship and hand. In other words, making a nerve repair, adequate revascularization resistant and sensitive skin coverage.


What is recommended for serious diseases or conditions and which for minor ailments?

There are techniques intended only to relieve pain in patients. These are neurectomies, neurolysis and arthrodesis, for example. There are others aimed at maintaining or restoring the mobility of the hand, such as excision arthroplasty, the ligamentoplastias and arthrolysis.

The indication of a technique or another will depend on the injury, the patient's age and the degree of labor or social activity. Ultimately, it will be based on how a particular injury affects the quality of life of the injured.


Measures postoperative hand surgery

First, an observation period of hand, whose primary goal is to mislead the possible collection of bruising that may cause compartment syndrome pattern. This syndrome can cause damage to nerves, muscles and blood flow, so it is important to monitor their status.

This alert is what determines the length of hospital stay and depends on what you have been bloody surgery, which is a function of the type of lesion. A large majority of interventions in hand are mild, so this observation period is a time range of hours. This leads to most interventions are ambulatory hand.

The rest period should be longer or shorter, but always with the hand in a functional position and splint containment, if necessary, always placed in a dorsal. For tendon, acute or chronic injuries, the rest of the activity of the involved tendon must be countered with passive activity.

This should be followed by a period of physiotherapy and rehabilitation will be a function of the patient and the state of his injury intervened.

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By Dr. Eduardo Olalla Real
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Olalla Real has over 10 years practicing as a specialized doctor of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery. In the years leading active, he has participated in several conferences and seminars and courses and publications in national and international journals. Member associations specializing in national and international level, now part of the team IMATDE.

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