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Hand Surgery

Hand surgery deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity, including injury and infection.

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Hand surgeons perform a wide variety of operations such as fracture repairs, releases, transfer and repairs of tendons and reconstruction of injuries, rheumatoid deformities and congenital defects.

They also perform microsurgical reattachment of amputated digits and limbs, microsurgical reconstruction of soft tissues and bone, nerve reconstruction, and surgery to improve function in paralysed upper limbs. 

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A severed finger, or amputation injury of a finger, is a severe and certainly dramatic incident. The most important steps one can do to aid the treatment of such an injury and improve the success of re-attachment are: 1. Recover the amputated part. 2. Wrap the amputated part i...
15 Nov 2019
The general complications from surgery include Infection Bleeding from the surgical wound Injury to nearby nerves and tendons, causing temporary/permanent dysfunction of the related nerve or tendon. The possible specific complications related to the types of surger...
8 Nov 2019
Arthritis in the hand can be categorised into 2 main types: 1. Degenerative or osteoarthritis 2. Inflammatory arthritis such as psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis and gouty arthritis Of the two, degenerative or osteoarthritis is the more common type...
8 Nov 2019
In the perspective of being a Hand Surgeon who specializes in conditions of the hand & wrist, I would strongly advise an individual with wrist pain to see a Hand Surgeon. The reasons are detailed below: A hand surgeon in Singapore is a specialist doctor who...
23 Oct 2019
The most common cause of the symptoms described is trigger finger. Trigger finger is a condition where the tendons controlling flexion of the digit become inflamed and swollen . As these tendons glide in and out within a fitting tunnel called a tendon sheath, any increase in gir...
20 Oct 2019
In my experience, numbness due to cubital tunnel syndrome post-surgery takes a long time to resolve. It may take 1 to 2 years to resolve completely, and unfortunately for some , it may never be 100% . Patients who are treated earlier seem to achieve better results as compar...
20 Oct 2019
This swelling over the dorsum of the interphalangeal joint (IPJ) of the thumb appears to be a mucous cyst . A mucous cyst is a fluid-filled balloon arising from the IPJ of the thumb. It is commonly associated with wear-and-tear , or osteoarthritis , of the IPJ of the thumb. Overu...
20 Oct 2019
The most common cause of the symptoms described is trigger finger. Trigger finger is a condition where the tendons controlling flexion of the digit become inflamed and swollen . As these tendons glide in and out within a fitting tunnel called a tendon sheath, any increase in gi...
20 Oct 2019
A Fall On an OutStretched Hand (FOOSH) can cause significant injury to the wrist. These injuries can cause radial-sided (the side nearer the thumb) and/or ulnar-sided (the side nearer the little finger) wrist pain. Causes of persistent radial-sided wrist pain after a FOOSH...
20 Oct 2019
The area of the wrist closer to the thumb is called the radial side of the wrist . Pain in this area is termed "radial-sided wrist pain". This is in contrast to the opposite side of the wrist (nearer the little finger side) called the ulnar side of the wrist. Pain in this area is...
20 Oct 2019
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