Many pathologies of our hands that are attributable to surgical relief derive from the lifelong use of our hands and repetitive hard labor or overuse in vacational activities. Most procedures can be performed as outpatient cases under local or regional anesthesia. Only in more extensive cases, general anesthesia is necessary and postoperative care on the ward is necessary.
Almost all surgical procedures of the hand need aftercare by physical and occupational therapists to achieve an optimal outcome. I offer you consultation about the expected time off work or physical activities with your hand, the different operative options and the necessary physical therapy afterwards. The most common standard operations at the hand are:
- Operative release of nerve compression syndromes (i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Wrist surgery for chronic pain, degenerative joint disease or after fractures
- Reconstruction of hand fractures that failed to heal properly (i.e. scaphoid pseudarthroses)
- Acquired pathologies like Dupuytren’s contracture
- Correction of congenital hand deformities
- Wrist denervation