We use our hands for many purposes in our daily lives, such as eating, dressing, writing, typing and communicating or expressing ourselves. Our delicate pair of hands also contribute hugely when it comes to feeling, exploring and performing complex tasks. Such everyday tasks might easily be taken for granted, however, when our hands move, they involve an intricate combination of motions of the various bones, joints, tendons and muscles of the hand.
The human body is a miracle of fine details, many of which cannot be seen clearly with the naked eye. In microsurgery, surgeons work under microscopic magnification with specially crafted instruments to repair, reshape and rejoin damaged areas.
Microsurgery is often used in procedures requiring donor muscle, bone or skin, as well as in procedures for reconnecting a severed finger or hand. Our hand surgeon has extensive experience in the design and use of flaps that provide skin and muscle from the patient’s own body to complete these reconstructive procedures.
Sunway Medical Centre’s Hand & Microsurgery Centre offers the latest techniques and specialised expertise in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the upper extremity. Our hand surgeon treats not just hands, but the entire upper extremity which includes them fingers, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and arm. The various tissues such as bones, tendons, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and skin are all dealt with care and attention to detail.
After an injury or surgery to the hand, patients have to relearn basic hand movements. Our Hand & Microsurgery Centre of Excellence rehabilitation department offers just that. It might seem like an extremely daunting task at first. But our well trainedhand therapists use specially-designed exercises and activities to help you resume the normal use of your hand after undergoing treatment. Therapy sessions are important as they enable your therapist and your doctor to track your recovery. To achieve maximum recovery, it is advisable to fully cooperate with your surgeon and therapist to understand your therapy programme and practice it at home.