What are Upper Extremity Surgical Procedures?
Upper extremity surgical procedures involves the treatment of all diseases of the hand-wrist-elbow-arm, including injuries, fractures, dislocations, tendon-vein-nerve damages, congenital abnormalities-disorders, rheumatic diseases, infections and tumours.
Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Hand and the Arm
Microsurgery is an inseparable part of the upper extremity surgery. This surgical method enables solutions for nerve entrapments, shape-function disorders due to arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, congenital abnormalities such as polydactyly or syndactyly, contractures due to burns. Microsurgical techniques are used to repair the function of the organ. For example, when the nerve which enables the movements of fingers is injured and is not treated; the innervated muscles could end up losing their functions. In this case, an autologous nerve transplant from another part of the body is performed in order to regain the function.
Upper Extremity Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon Professor Yazar is available in his private practice based in Nisantasi, Istanbul for appointments to provide detailed and tailored information on the procedure.