Microsurgery

The treatment of painful conditions (diseases) in the hand and foot with the use of magnifying eyepieces to avoid injury to small vessels and nerves. Its advantages are small incisions, better hemostasis, faster healing, faster recovery and return to daily activity for the patient. Local or regional anesthesia is usually given. The patient overnight in the hospital is not required.

 

What are the main diseases treated with this technique?

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

  • Ejection finger and other stenotic tendonitis.

  • Staples of tendons or ligaments.

  • Removal of ganglia.

  • Removal of other cystic or solid formations.

  • Removal of free bodies.

  • Restoration of palmar denervation.

 

What are the common symptoms of the above diseases?

Patients usually report a history of injury or overuse and strain. The main symptom is pain in the movements which recurs after stopping the anti-inflammatory treatment. Often in stenotic tendonitis there is a characteristic sound (click), blockage and inability to extend the fingers.

 

How safe is a hand and foot microsurgery technique?

Due to the magnification (x2,5-3,0) and the local anesthesia given to the patient, these operations are considered very safe and bloodless.

 

What should the patient know about the immediate postoperative period?

Immediately after the operation, the patient returns to his room with an elastic bandage at the operation site. The patient leaves the same day for home. The first change - treatment of the wound is done after 2-3 days and depending on the point of the operation, a waterproof adhesive patch is placed.

It is recommended to avoid straining the operated arm or leg for a week usually. The sutures are removed in 7-10 days.