Hand, Leg Defects, Brachial Plexus Surgery, get better insights of each
Hand and finger anomalies present at the time of birth affect a child’s appearance and his/her day to day functioning. Parents too are extremely concerned about the hand deformities of their child. Hand surgery treats the anomalies in order to improve both the physical appearance and improve the functionality.
Early surgery for congenital defects is recommended to be performed within 2 years of life. This ensures better growth, development, and diminishes the chances of scarring and any untoward psychological effects.
What are the different types of conditions treated by Hand Surgery?
- By Birth hand deformities in children.
- Post-burn and post-traumatic contractures.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Hand tumors.
- Acute tendon, nerve, and vessel injuries.
Hand Surgery – Operative
Multi-disciplinary team of pediatrician, prosthetist (if required) and surgeon discuss an efficient plan of action and then conduct a surgery.
Leg Defects surgery
When there are functional and physical abnormalities in the legs due to trauma or malformations from birth, the condition requires leg defect surgery. Leg defects after injuries are one of the most common problems treated with this surgery. This procedure includes flap coverage and microvascular surgery, depending upon the type of condition treated. And is also technically very demanding.
Leg Defects surgery – Operative
Meticulous suturing is required for reconstructive microvascular surgery to treat leg defects. The surgeon may request preoperative testing to ensure normal anatomy and assess the amount of operative success. The procedure is long and extensive and may require at least one week of hospitalization in most of the cases. However, with the good results that accrue, one should really not think too much about this requirement.
Brachial Plexus Surgery
This is the surgery to repair brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is a composite network of nerves that extends from the spinal cord to the neck through the armpit. It extends nerves to the chest, arm, and shoulder. The brachial plexus injury may be caused by trauma resulting from falls, lacerations, or motorcycle accidents, etc.
Surgery for brachial plexus injury
The patients who have injured their brachial plexus are unable to move their arm or in extreme cases even feel it. The first step of the surgery is to identify scarred nerves or torn vessels that are pulled out from their normal anatomy. After this surgeon may choose to operate immediately or even give some time for recovery. But it completely depends upon the degree of injury. Reconstructive surgery consists of a combination of nerve transfers and nerve grafting procedures along with the functional muscle transfer. The course will be determined based on individual conditions.
If you have been trying to find a renowned facility for any of the above-discussed surgeries, TIPS (Tricity Institute of Plastic Surgery) is the right place to go to. Our highly experienced surgeons will guide you about the most suitable procedure. And be assured that all communications between you and us will be kept 100% confidential.