Hands are one of the most visible and utilised body parts. Yet many afflictions can mar the appearance and functionality of our hands. Hand surgery can be effective in relieving pain, improving mobility and enhancing hand aesthetics.
Your decision to undergo hand surgery should be made in an informed way. Melbourne plastic surgeon Chris Bennett offers hand surgery patients factual consultation and individual care.
Corrective surgery is at hand
Hand surgery is a common need for patients of all ages, from infant to adult. Chris Bennett provides treatment for many conditions such as :-
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Dupuytren’s Disease
- Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Trigger Finger
- Hand tumor removal
- Scar contracture correction
Hand surgery recovery and results depend on the type of procedure your plastic surgeon recommends. Common post-surgery effects include discolouration, swelling, stiffness and some minor scarring.
Hand surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
One of the most common hand conditions treated by plastic surgeons is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This is caused by pressure on the median nerve which supplies feeling and muscles in the hand. Surgery enables better blood supply and movement by releasing pressure on the median nerve.
Hand surgery to correct Carpal Tunnel Syndrome commonly involves a morning in hospital and is highly effective in restoring feeling, mobility, circulation and reducing pain.
Hand surgery for children
Congenital or acquired paediatric hand conditions can severely hamper a child’s development, co-ordination and motion range. Paediatric hand surgery is highly effective in achieving normal hand and finger appearance, motion and growth.
To discuss surgical treatment, contact Melbourne plastic surgeon Chris Bennett for personalised advice, consultation and care.