Basic exercises

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These exercises are designed to keep the joints in the upperlimb as supple as possible and should be done gently. Do them at least 5 times each, every hour, increasing the number as you improve. Overpushing of joints, especially the finger joints tends to flare the joints up, therefore firm sustained stretches are by far… Continue reading

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Scar Management

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Scars in the hand following injuries or surgery can be very tender. The tenderness can become worse after 1-2 weeks and could form a hard lump underneath. The tenderness sometimes persists and could significantly affect the hand function. Besides the scar matures over a period of 1-2 years, proper scar management could help with the… Continue reading

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Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapists are specialists with knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of the upper limb. The goal of therapy is to prevent deterioration and restore maximum function to the hand. Therapists work in close coordination with the Orthopaedic surgeons and helps the patient to achieve optimal function after injury or surgery. Physiotherapists work with… Continue reading

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Hand Therapy

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Hand Therapists are specialists with knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of the upper limb. The goal of therapy is to prevent deterioration and restore maximum function to the hand. Therapists work in close coordination with the Orthopaedic surgeons and helps the patient to achieve optimal function after injury or surgery. Hand therapists… Continue reading

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Pre Operative preparation

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Pre-Operative assessment The preoperative assessment usually happens a week or a couple of weeks before the day of the surgery. The assessment involves visiting the hospital for blood tests, MRSA screening, ECG, and chest x-rays. The investigations are tailored for each patient and done to assess the fitness of the patient before the surgery. In… Continue reading

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