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What is the purpose of the hand reconstruction surgery?

Reconstructive hand surgery can reduce the pain and restore the function and flexibility of your hand and even the appearance of it.

Your quality of life can be significantly affected by an injury that affects the fingers, hands, and wrists. This complex surgery can restore the function of hands injured by hand disorders or trauma or correct birth abnormalities. For example, reconstructive hand surgery may be necessary if you’ve experienced any of the following:

  • Injury due to accidents or falls
  • Burn
  • Congenital abnormality
  • Joint deformity
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Detachment of fingers or the entire hand
  • Mangled hand and upper extremity trauma
  • Crush injuries or deep wounds

Hand reconstruction surgery is required in cases of severe trauma, diabetic infections, cancer and other causes of tissue loss. Tissues from other parts of the body are resected and used to repair the structures in the hand, re-establishing the flow of blood to the hands and the joints during the microsurgery.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/