It is difficult to exaggerate how useful and uniquely designed the human hands are. The hand is an exceptionally unique part of the body and is full of joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. Every single one of these features needs to be in good working order if the hands are going to function well. If just one minute feature is out of whack, your hands can lose a lot of their functionality, mobility, sensitivity, and dexterity. That is why it is imperative to have your hand surgery performed by a hand specialist.
A hand injury or a disease that affects any of the structures in your hand impair its use. This point alone underscores the importance of only having surgical procedures done by specialists who are trained in the treatment of hand problems.
Training in orthopedic surgery can include fellowships at specialty hospitals. A hand specialist not only works with your hands, but they also understand the interplay between your hands, your shoulders, your elbows, and your arms.
A hand surgeon is going to be able to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, address tennis elbow, help you better deal with wrist pain, and address fractions of the hand, wrist, and forearms. Each one of these conditions has unique characteristics. The way to treat the condition varies depending on its severity and the part of the hand that it is affecting.
When you look at other parts of your body, it is fair to compare your hand to a precision machine. With precision machines, if one aspect of the machine is out of whack, the entire machine functions poorly. It is the same with your hands.
Every single finger you have serves a purpose. What surprises many people is that the movements of their fingers are not controlled by muscles in their hand but instead by their forearms. This underscores why it is so important for a hand surgeon to understand the way that the forearm, the biceps, the shoulder, and even some neck muscles work and interact with each other.
A hand specialist is adept at finding solutions to the problems that are affecting your hands. Their goal is to get you back to using your forearms, your wrists, and your hands in the way that you did prior to the injury or illness that limited your use of your hands.
Many people who start to have problems with their hands are so afraid that they may eventually not be able to use their hands that they shy away from getting the needed help. As a result, their hand condition gets worse to the point where extreme surgery is the only option. For this reason, if you start to feel some discomfort in your hands, it’s best that you take immediate action by getting in touch with our team at Connecticut Plastic Surgery Group in Southport, CT. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!