Acute hand injuries may involve both the soft tissues of the hand as well as the bony components.
Acute hand injuries
Acute hand injuries may involve both the soft tissues of the hand as well as the bony components. Soft tissues injuries include injuries to tendons and ligaments. nerves and blood vessels.
Tendon injuries should be repaired acutely to avoid long-term complications. If tendon injuries are left unrepaired, permanent loss of finger flexion or extension may result. The finger can also develop an abnormal posture.
Nerve injuries result in loss of sensation which may be partial or complete. As touch and temperature sensation are critical for hand function. it is important that traumatic nerve injuries are repaired surgically so as to optimise the return of feeling in your hand or fingers. Trauma can result in various types of hand fractures.
Depending upon the type of injury hand fractures may require repair with K wires (surgical pins) or plate and screw fixation. The choice of procedure will depend upon the type of fracture that is present and this will be assessed both clinically (examination) and radiologically (x-ray). Dr Hussain and Dr Reddy routinely perform acute hand injury surgery and have been trained in all elements of hand surgery.