Hand Surgery at Lotus Diagnostic Centre
Hand surgery is a type of surgery that focuses on the treatment of injuries, diseases, and conditions affecting the hand and wrist. The hand is an essential part of the body and is used for various activities such as gripping, grasping, and manipulating objects. It is also involved in activities such as writing, typing, and playing musical instruments. When the hand is injured or affected by a disease or condition, it can greatly affect a person’s ability to perform daily activities. In such cases, hand surgery can be a vital tool for restoring the function and mobility of the hand.
At Lotus, our expert surgeons have years of experience in the speciality. The clinic is equipped with its own diagnostic centre with state of art equipment. Our services include an in-house diagnostic lab, imaging services including X-rays, ultrasounds and consultations across 20+ specialities. Our patients experience seamless services while seeking consultation, getting tests or scans done and availing their treatment protocols.
Conditions that can be treated with Hand Surgery
Hand surgery can be used to treat a wide range of conditions that affect the hand and wrist. Some of the common conditions that can be treated include:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This is a condition where the median nerve in the wrist is compressed, causing pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand.
Trigger Finger: This is a condition where the finger or thumb gets stuck in a bent position.
Tendon Injuries: Tendons are the cords that connect muscles to bones. Injuries to tendons in the hand can cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility.
Arthritis: Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can cause pain, stiffness, and limited mobility in the hand.
Dupuytren’s Contracture: This is a condition where the tissue under the skin in the palm of the hand thickens and tightens, causing the fingers to curl towards the palm.
Ganglion Cysts: These are fluid-filled sacs that can develop in the hand and wrist, causing pain and limited mobility.
Fractures: Fractures in the hand can cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility.
Nerve Injuries: Injuries to the nerves in the hand can cause pain, numbness, and limited mobility.
Tumors: Tumors in the hand can cause pain, swelling, and may need to be surgically removed.
Congenital Hand Deformities: Some people are born with hand deformities such as extra fingers or fingers that are fused together. Hand surgery can be used to correct these deformities and restore normal hand function.
Sports Injuries: Hand injuries are common in sports such as basketball, football, and baseball. These injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to more severe fractures and dislocations.
Trauma: Hand trauma can be caused by accidents such as car accidents, falls, and workplace injuries. Traumatic injuries to the hand can cause fractures, dislocations, and soft tissue injuries.
Types of Hand Surgery
There are various types of surgeries that can be performed depending on the type of injury or condition. Some of the common types include:
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery: This is used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. During the surgery, the surgeon makes a small incision in the wrist and cuts the ligament that is compressing the median nerve.
Trigger Finger Release Surgery: During this surgery, the surgeon makes a small incision in the palm of the hand and cuts the pulley that is causing the finger to get stuck.
Tendon Repair Surgery: This type of surgery is used to repair a torn or ruptured tendon in the hand. The surgery involves making an incision in the hand and stitching the torn tendon back together.
Joint Replacement Surgery: This type of surgery is used to replace a damaged joint in the hand. This is usually done in cases of arthritis or other degenerative joint diseases. During the surgery, the damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint.
Nerve Repair Surgery: This type of surgery is used to repair a damaged nerve in the hand by repairing the damaged nerve with sutures or grafts.
Fracture Repair Surgery: This type of surgery is used to repair a broken bone in the hand by resetting the bone with pins, plates, or screws.
Overall, hand surgery is an important tool for treating a wide range of injuries, diseases, and conditions affecting the hand and wrist. The type of surgery used will depend on the specific condition being treated, and may involve repairing tendons, nerves, or bones, or removing tumors or other growths. With advances in technology and surgical techniques, hand surgery has become increasingly safe and effective, allowing patients to recover their hand function and quality of life.
Hand Surgeons at Lotus Diagnostic Centre