Hand surgery is a surgical action performed on the hands by the hand surgeon, including skin, tendons, joints, bones, cartilage, and nerves. In certain large surgeries, including the wrists, arms, elbows, and shoulders. The hands have an important role in daily activation. Serves to improve mobility, productivity, efficiency. And also improve the sensory experience. However, there are three scenarios that may cause damage to the hand, requiring surgery, among others:

– Injury

Injury or trauma can break the finger, tear the ligaments or tendons, make dislocated shoulders or elbow dislocations. It can also cause the partial or complete removal of the hands, requiring an operation called replantation.

– Illness

Because the hand consists of various complicated parts, making it susceptible to disease, including but not limited to, arthritis, Carpal Tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and tendonitis.

– Default Defects

Certain conditions that affect the hands, may develop before the baby is born due to chromosomal abnormalities and faulty cell division.

Hand surgery is recommended, if:

– The problem prevents the patient from performing daily activities, such as holding or lifting something.
– The pain is unbearable.
– The only option to avoid complications.
– Patients are diagnosed with chronic diseases, such as arthritis.
– Injuries cannot be treated with therapy alone.
– Hands are infected with viruses, bacteria, or diseases (such as neuropathy caused by complications of diabetes, or skin cancer).
– There is a large burn scar that affects the function of the hand
– There is a fault.

Regardless of the type of hand surgery performed, all hand surgery causes increased pain and swelling within 24 to 48 hours. Although, not all surgeries need to stay in the hospital, this will be recommended if the operation is considered high risk, sensitive, and serious. This allows the doctor to monitor the patient’s initial cure and the condition of his vital organs.