Hand And Wrist Surgery
In every aspect of our existence, our hands and wrists are important. When you start to lose function, performing simple tasks becomes exhausting and seems impossible. Your hands’ power and mobility are governed by muscles and tendons. The radial and ulnar arteries supply blood to your hands.
If you suffer an injury to your wrist or hand, you should seek medical attention right away since nerve damage is difficult to recover from and can result in long-term discomfort. In such cases, surgical intervention is advised to prevent long-term nerve damage.
There are 3 main entities of hand and wrist which need medical attention:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This involves compression of median nerve between the tendons and muscles thus causing tingling, numbness and weakness of the muscles it innervates.
Trigger Finger: It’s a condition caused by inflammation of tendons which produces snap sound while flexing and extending. This can resolve with intralesional steroid injection to reduce inflammation.
Dupuytren’s contracture: Any injury of the hand or burns involving the tendons can cause contracture of scar tissue wherein the fingers remain rolled in and cannot extend fully. This scar need to be released to gain maximum function of fingers.
Scaphoid fracture: Typically presents with pain in the anatomical snuffbox. It’s a fracture of emergency as there are chances avascular necrosis of scaphoid. If undisplaced can be treated by plaster cast immobilisation. If it’s a displaced fracture may need Herbert’s screw fixation.
If you encounter any of the aforementioned problems, you should see Dr. Abhishek Haldar, an orthopaedic surgeon at Orthovision Clinic in Noida. By promptly addressing problems with your hands and wrists, you can reduce your discomfort and agony.
Recovery is entirely dependent on the procedure and your general health. To preserve the bones and tissues that are mending, you might need to wear splints. Nevertheless, you should talk to your orthopaedic surgeon about what to expect after surgery. Most patients may resume their usual activities three to four months after surgery.
Dr. Abhishek Haldar, who has extensive surgical expertise, provides the most cutting-edge and successful surgical treatments for hand and wrist injuries as well as other disorders. After your procedure, you can schedule follow-up appointments to assess its success. Your surgeon may suggest even taking pain medications for a brief period of time as a way to ease discomfort.