Who is a good candidate for hand reconstruction surgery?

Patients with painful conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and Dupuytren's contracture may be suitable candidates for hand reconstruction surgery.

You may be a suitable candidate for this procedure if:

  • You do not suffer from any additional medical conditions or other illnesses that may impair healing
  • You are a non-smoker
  • You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for your hand surgery
  • You are committed to following your plastic surgeon's prescribed course of treatment

In some conditions, hand surgery is necessary to treat wounds and injuries. Depending on your situation, a plastic surgeon may be involved in your procedure as well. 

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

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