Duration of Treatmentusually takes.1 to 2 hours.

Days of StayUsually two days in the hospital and 5 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaLocal General anaesthesia

CostOn Request

What is Hand and Wrist Surgery?

Hand and Wrist surgery is a surgical procedure performed to replace or treat the damaged parts of the joints, nerves, bones and connective tissue of the fingers, hands and wrists.

The most popular procedures include:

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Tendon/ligament repair
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Trigger finger release
  • Knuckle joint replacement

Hand and Wrist Surgery signs include:

  • Severe pain while moving hand or wrist
  • Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Swelling hand or wrist
  • Tenderness hand or wrist
  • Bruising hand or wrist
  • Stiffness in fingers or thumb
  • Numbness in hand or fingers

Hand and Wrist surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Nerve paralysis
  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually blood investigation, X-ray, (CT) scan or magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging. Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of Hand and Wrist surgery.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Hand and Wrist surgery takes 1 to 2 hours depending upon the procedures by giving local or general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision: The orthopaedic surgeon will do the procedures as per patient condition; by minimally invasive surgery the surgeon makes a very small incision on the side of the joint that needs to be operated by the help of arthroscope. The surgeon uses implant pins, plates, rods or screws to hold the bones in place to heal fast or a bone graft might be used. The orthopaedic surgeon monitors the accurate position of the implant with the help of x-ray or fluoroscopy.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The orthopaedic surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing.
  • Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery. 
  • Advised to use Ice packs on hand or wrist to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Advised to use compression dressings, such as bands or gloves to reduce swelling.
  • The recovery period may be around 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Physiotherapy will be continual until muscle strength in the joint and good range of motion.

 

The success rate depends on the patient, surgeon experience and quality of implant.  In Hand and wrist surgery the success rate is very high and the risk factor is very low.

 

  • Are you a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

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HAND AND WRIST SURGERY

Duration of Treatmentusually takes.1 to 2 hours.

Days of StayUsually two days in the hospital and 5 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaLocal General anaesthesia

CostOn Request

What is Hand and Wrist Surgery?

Hand and Wrist surgery is a surgical procedure performed to replace or treat the damaged parts of the joints, nerves, bones and connective tissue of the fingers, hands and wrists.

The most popular procedures include:

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Tendon/ligament repair
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Trigger finger release
  • Knuckle joint replacement

symptoms

Hand and Wrist Surgery signs include:

  • Severe pain while moving hand or wrist
  • Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Swelling hand or wrist
  • Tenderness hand or wrist
  • Bruising hand or wrist
  • Stiffness in fingers or thumb
  • Numbness in hand or fingers

risk factors

Hand and Wrist surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Nerve paralysis

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

procedure

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually blood investigation, X-ray, (CT) scan or magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging. Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of Hand and Wrist surgery.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Hand and Wrist surgery takes 1 to 2 hours depending upon the procedures by giving local or general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision: The orthopaedic surgeon will do the procedures as per patient condition; by minimally invasive surgery the surgeon makes a very small incision on the side of the joint that needs to be operated by the help of arthroscope. The surgeon uses implant pins, plates, rods or screws to hold the bones in place to heal fast or a bone graft might be used. The orthopaedic surgeon monitors the accurate position of the implant with the help of x-ray or fluoroscopy.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The orthopaedic surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

post procedure

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing.
  • Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery. 
  • Advised to use Ice packs on hand or wrist to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Advised to use compression dressings, such as bands or gloves to reduce swelling.
  • The recovery period may be around 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Physiotherapy will be continual until muscle strength in the joint and good range of motion.

 

success rate

The success rate depends on the patient, surgeon experience and quality of implant.  In Hand and wrist surgery the success rate is very high and the risk factor is very low.

 

faqs from doctor

  • Are you a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

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