Hands & Microsurgery
The department offers a range of surgeries for patients suffering from birth deformities like cleft lip, cancer and replantation and revascularization of extremities for trauma patients.
Micro surgery is a sub-specialty performed with the aid of a microscope on structures that are barely visible to the naked eye. This sub-specialty mainly deals with ‘Replantations’ (reattaching severed parts of the limb).
- Congenital abnormalities: the most common hand problems in infants are syndactyly (webbed fingers) and polydactyly (extra fingers). In all hand surgeries and especially pediatric hand surgeries at Apollo Hospitals traumatic techniques (causing no tissue damage) are used.
- Reconstructive surgery: Reconstructive hand surgery alleviates pain and helps correct deformities caused by tumors, nerve compression and arthritis. Many benign tumors of the hand and wrist don’t always cause pain, and subside soon. However, when pain persists or limits necessary function, removal is recommended and is almost universally curative.
- Micro surgery: Replantation of a single finger or multiple fingers can be done through microsurgery. Even if multiple finger amputation has been done, one or more fingers can be replanted in a position that will allow functioning of the hand. Replantation surgery is followed by rehabilitative therapy for the hand.
- Post – Trauma surgery and reconstruction: crush injuries, reconstruction with free flaps, etc.