Hand, Leg Defects, Brachial Plexus surgery, get better insights of each
Hand & finger anomalies present at the time of birth invariably affect a child’s appearance and his/her day to day functioning. Parents too are extremely dismayed by the presence of hand deformities in their child. In order to improve both the physical appearance and improve the functionality, hand surgery is indeed required to treat the anomalies.
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 different types of conditions treated by Hand Surgery?
• Congenital hand deformities in children.
• Post burn and post traumatic contractures
• Carpal tunnel syndrome.
• Hand tumors.
• Acute tendon, nerve and vessel injuries
Hand Surgery – Operative
Surgery is conducted after a multi-disciplinary team of pediatrician, prosthetist (if required) and surgeon discuss together an efficient plan of action.
Leg Defects surgery
When there are functional and physical abnormalities in the legs due to trauma or congenital malformations, the condition warrants leg defects surgery. Post traumatic leg defects are one of the most common problems treated with this surgery. This procedure is technically very demanding which may include flap coverage and microvascular surgery depending upon the type of condition treated.
Leg Defects surgery – Operative
Meticulous suturing is required for reconstructive microvascular surgery used to treat leg defects. The surgeon may request preoperative testing to ensure normal anatomy and assess the amount of operative success. The procedure is somewhat 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. 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 in the surgery involves identification of scarred nerves or torn vessels that are pulled out from their normal anatomy. The surgeon may choose to operate immediately or may give some time for recovery depending upon the degree of injury. Reconstructive surgery consists of a combination of nerve transfers and nerve grafting procedures along with functional muscle transfer. The course is determined based on individual condition.
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. The faculty of specialists is highly experienced and will guide you most suitably. And be assured that all communications between you and us will be kept 100% confidential.