Hand surgery involves a range of treatments designed to restore the function and appearance of the hand. In recent years, there have been dramatic advances in treating patients with hand injuries, degenerative disorders, and birth defects of the hand.
At Queensland Plastic Surgery we offer a range of hand procedures. The most common procedures in hand surgery are those done to repair injured hands, these include:
- Fractured bones
- Burns, cuts and other injuries to the hand
- Carpal Tunnel Release
- Dupuytren’s Contracture Fasciectomy
- Trigger Release
- Tendon Repair
Techniques used by specialist plastic surgeons include:
- Grafting: Transfer of skin, bone, nerves or other tissue from a healthy part of the body to repair the injured part.
- Flap Surgery: moving the skin along with its underlying fat, blood vessels and muscle from a healthy part of the body to the injured site.
- Replantation or transplantation: restoring accidentally amputated fingers or hands using microsurgery, an extremely precise and delicate surgery performed under magnification. Some injuries may require several operations over an extended period of time.
In many cases, surgery can restore a significant degree of feeling and function to injured hands.
Any form of Hand surgery can attract Medicare rebates and a percentage of your Doctor’s, Anaesthetist and Hospital fees may be claimed from both Medicare and your Private Health Fund, if you have private health cover. You will require a referral from your General Practitioner if you wish to claim these rebates.