Trauma to the hand and wrist can involve lacerations, fractures, amputations or a combination. This procedure aims to repair the injury where possible to bring relief and optimize the best outcome for the patient. Options include laceration repair, tendon repair, nerve and artery repair, fixation of fractures with pins, screws or plates.
Those who have experienced recent hand and wrist injuries and need surgery to repair the injury.
This is dependent on the injury and surgery involved. Your surgeon aims to repair and restore the trauma as much as possible.
During your initial consultation your surgeon will determine the type and location of injury, any expectations you have, questions about the procedure, medical history and current medication. Your surgeon may arrange for x-rays to be performed to confirm the diagnosis prior to surgery. We will provide as much information as possible so that you feel comfortable and informed.
Please ensure you have arranged someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out at home for a few days. If you have an injury that requires surgery immediately then do your best to reduce risk of bleeding and bruising by making sure to:
We will guide you to prepare for surgery so that your procedure and recovery go smoothly.
Hand and wrist trauma surgery is performed under general anesthetic or a light sedation with local anesthetic depending on the injury. Whichever you choose, you will be very comfortable and experience no pain during the surgery.
Surgery can take anywhere from 30 minutes for simple procedures to several hours for more complex surgery. Most patients are able to go home a few hours after their procedure, or may require to stay overnight.
As with any surgery there are some risks involved such as:
Please call our office if you experience any of the following: excessive pain or bleeding, abnormal swelling or fever during the first 24 hours.
To best prepare for our initial conversation and to better understand your goals, please fill out the form and we will be in touch with you to confirm the availability of your preferred surgeon.
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