Joint Prosthesis Surgery
Spinal Curvature - Scoliosis
Hand And Finger İnjuries
• Prof. Erdal CİLA, MD
• Assoc. Prof. İbrahim AKEL, MD
• Levent TAD, MD
• Serdar SÖYLEV, MD
HAND AND FINGER INJURIES
Traumatic hand injuries
Hand injuries generally occur as a result of work accidents, home and traffic accidents. The inury may be in form of laceration by a sharp object, burn, crushed and fragmentation. Trauma is observed in hand injuries.
Fingers move with pulling capacity of muscle extensions called “Tendon”. For this reason, tendon injuries may lead to loss of movement in fingers or wrist by the degree of laceration. Tendon injuries of hand must be repaired. It is a surgical procedure. After repair procedure, splint is used till tendon structure improves and physiotherapy exercises are done.
Motion and sense skill of hand and fingers depends on soundness of nerve structures. Nerve laceration due to injuries may result in loss of motion or sense skill. Microsurgical repair of nerve lacerations is very significant, functions of nerve don’t return after the repair immediately. Nerve can be structured in time.
There are arteries and vena in hands and fingers. Post-hand injury artery laceration should be repaired by microsurgery methods. Injuries not repaired may result in tissue death and organ loss.