Hand surgery-Traumatic injuries

Hand surgery-Traumatic injuries

Reconstructive hand surgery aims at the repair of traumatic injuries of the hand, which is one of the most important and complex parts of the human body. Its complex anatomy and the synergy of its muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, nerves, vessels, skin and soft tissue allow the hand to make both coarse and fine movements. One or more tissue structures may be affected by hand injuries.

Reconstructive hand surgery focuses on restoring the functionality and the aesthetic appearance of the hand. The complex anatomy of the hand and the broad range of its functions make this type of surgery a very demanding one that usually requires a certain level of specialization in microsurgery techniques.

Traumatic amputations are considered complex hand injuries and they usually affect the fingers. The amputated part can be reattached in certain cases; however, reattachment is not always possible. The patient must keep the severed part and have it with him, if possible.

Tendon transections, bone fractures and skin deficits are the most common hand injuries that can be repaired using specialized surgical techniques (e.g. using grafts and complex flaps).

If a hand injury is treated immediately, the optimal functionality of the hand is ensured. Depending on the case, multiple surgeries might be necessary in order to achieve the desired functional and aesthetic outcome.

Dr. Varnalidis specializes in traumatic injuries of the hand and uses modern reconstructive techniques, such as microsurgery techniques, in order to achieve the optimal functional and aesthetic reconstruction of the hand.

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Dr. Varnalidis always discusses and explains each procedure step by step. He also offers extensive post-surgery advice and is here to answer any question you might have, so that a smooth recovery and the best functional and aesthetic outcome are achieved.

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