Are you suffering from hand or wrist pain and looking for a hand surgeon in Barcelona?
Each hand has 8 bones in the wrist, 5 in the metacarpus, 14 phalanges, 19 joints for the columns of the fingers, muscles, extensor tendons, flexor tendons, sheaths, pulleys, arteries, veins, nerves... They are therefore particularly complex and being deprived of the functions of your hands is a great handicap for the gestures of daily life.
If you suffer from inflammation, injury, limited range of motion, or deformity of your hands or wrists, do not hesitate to seek advice from our specialist surgeons. With expertise in orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery and microsurgery, they will be able to provide you with different treatment options depending on your symptoms and expectations.
Why consult a hand surgeon?
Hand and wrist surgery should be considered if medical treatment of the condition has failed.
You can therefore consult a hand surgeon if you suffer from
- Chronic conditions: e.g. Dupuytren's disease;
- Accidental injuries: fractures, joint wounds, tendon wounds, arterial and nerve wounds...
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What is a hand surgeon?
The hand surgeon is usually involved in the diagnosis and therapy of chronic and acute damage, deformities and injuries of the upper limbs. Hand surgery is a combination of functional and cosmetic surgery.
What are the main procedures offered by a hand surgeon?
Hand surgeons are able to perform the following procedures:
Carpal tunnel surgery is one of the most common hand surgeries, as carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition.
This syndrome compresses the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. It results in numbness or tingling in the hand and fingers, and sometimes pain.
When non-surgical solutions, such as wearing a wrist splint, do not provide relief, carpal tunnel surgery can relieve the pressure by giving the nerve more room in the tunnel.
A common condition where the tendon thickens locally and can form a nodule (bulge) that gets stuck at the entrance to the first pulley when the finger is extended.
Other symptoms include a lump on the palm, swelling and pain.
Shrink finger surgery widens the sheath through a tiny incision on the palm of the hand so that the tendons can slide smoothly.
Dupuytren's contracture occurs when the tissue under the skin of the palm and fingers thickens. It is a deformity of the hand that usually develops over several years and causes the fingers to bend, which can lead to a clawed hand.
Surgery consists of the removal of the diseased tissue, the "cords". In some cases, a skin graft is necessary if a large amount of tissue has to be removed.
De Quervain's tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons of the extensor digitorum brevis and abductor pollicis longus that occurs when the tendons cannot move easily because there is congestion around the base of the thumb.
Symptoms include swelling and pain in the thumb and on the side of the wrist when clenching the fist. It is also often painful to rotate and grip.
Surgical enlargement of the sheath relieves these symptoms as the tendons can move smoothly again.
Joint replacement is another surgical procedure that may be indicated for people with severe arthritis of the hand.
Joints are often destroyed by the disease and an artificial joint made of plastic, silicone, the patient's own tendon or metal can be used to replace the joint.
Some tendon injuries due to trauma or infection require surgical intervention. These may involve surgical correction only or other secondary repairs such as tendon grafts.
Nerve damage may also require surgery to repair it. This may be a simple repair or something more complex such as reattaching a severed nerve or using a nerve graft to repair a damaged section.
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Our hand surgeons offer you an initial consultation to find out which options best suit your needs and expectations.
What happens during a consultation with a hand surgeon?
During the first consultation with a hand specialist, an analysis of the location of the hand or wrist pain and the symptoms will help to define the anatomical part of the hand concerned and the diagnostic guidelines. Relevant hand examinations can then be ordered to arrive at a precise and reliable diagnosis.
Once the diagnosis has been made, a management strategy for the patient is proposed, which may be medical, surgical or both.
It should be noted that most hand operations are performed in a minimally invasive manner.