- What are the treatment methods in hand surgery?
- Each problem has its own treatment approach. The physician determines the most appropriate method. It is very important that the surgical treatment is performed by a specialist and experienced physician in hand and finger ruptures, which is a very complex surgery. The first few hours after the accident are critical in organ ruptures. Transport of the broken piece in a cool environment is of great importance as it reduces the oxygen need of the tissue and slows down its death. Therefore, the broken piece should not be contacted directly with ice, but should be wrapped in a moist cloth. Dressing with a damp towel should be applied to the wound area. In cases with vascular injury, finger loss can be encountered if the most precious few hours are wasted. In addition, nerve cuts may result in permanent loss of sensation in the hand or fingers or inability to move them. Although similar problems may occur as a result of tendon cuts, if the correct treatment is not applied, movement and strength loss may occur in the hand or fingers.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mesut TAHTA
Orthopedics and Traumatology