After hand injuries or as a consequence of disease, many patients are left with loss of function of the hand and wrist. This can be very debilitating and often leads to problems relating to work, independence and physical activities. Severe injuries might involve the destruction of vital structures of the hand or lower arm such as nerves or blood vessels which may need reconnecting to save function or even to avoid amputation. In other cases, amputated body parts can be reconnected and saved.
Microsurgery is a very specialized and complex surgical procedure reconnecting blood vessels and nerves (of 1-3 mm diameter) with microsutures under a microscope.
Hospital Admission: Depends on treatment
Recuperation Time: Depends on treatment
Post Surgery: Physiotherapy depends on treatment