Syndactily, polydactily, bent fingers are some common anomalies requiring surgery at right time and results are generally good. In more severe hand deformities multi-specialty approach may be needed.
Mutilating machine injuries to simple domestic knief injuries may have to be dealt with by a plastic surgeon. Hand surgery in hand injuries again may fall in domain of different specialties. Hand fractures, skin loss and skin cover, wound repair in hand wound may be effectively carried out by a senior plastic surgeon.
Joined fingers or syndactily is a common birth anomaly, correctible by surgery. Now-a-days, the surgery is conducted at 1 to 1.5 years of age. Polydactily or more digits, may be simple at times, at times may need a great surgical planning. There are difficult but uncommon hand anomalies that a plastic surgeon may have to deal with.
Post-burn hand contractures are troublesome. Lot of ingenuity may be required in correcting them. Results may be moderate to good. Functional and cosmetic aspects both need to be considered.
Paralytic hand may hamper a person’s day to day activities. Surgery, muscle transfer, physiotherapy all may be required for modest improvement.
Hand prosthesis, in itself a separate subject, may have to be initiated by a plastic surgeon.