What is Hand Surgery and its Implication in Covid 19?

Hand Surgery
Hand Surgery

The phrase “hand surgery” refers to a wide range of operations. Hand surgeries are performed by plastic surgeons with the goal of regaining finger and hand function. However, hand surgeons also make an effort to restore the hand’s natural appearance. There are numerous reasons to undergo hand reconstruction surgery, including: Hand injuries

Rheumatic conditions that alter and harm the hand’s structural integrity, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Degenerative alterations to the hand’s structures; congenital (existing at birth) issues with the hand; and infections of the hand

What are the different types of hand surgery?

Skin grafts

Skin flaps

Closed reduction and fixation

Tendon repair

Nerve repairs

Fasciotomy

Surgical drainage or debridement

Joint replacement

What was the status of Hand Surgery Optimization during COVID-19 Pandemic?

Most healthcare workers and resources have been redeployed since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in order to concentrate treating extremely ill COVID patients. Our ability to care for seriously injured individuals may be negatively impacted by this situation. While there is limited access to operating rooms and anesthesia assistance, we must develop a plan to offer logical and critical care to hand trauma sufferers. As a level 1 trauma center, our facility had to reorganize its trauma services in order to be prepared for a pandemic. We want to highlight how we changed our practice to improve these patients’ treatment while also summarizing the clinical characteristics and management of these patients.

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Telemedicine: A Hand Surgery

The quick switch from in-person medical appointments to telemedicine is one of the main effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the American healthcare system. In this study, the use of telemedicine by the hand surgery division during the COVID-19 epidemic was evaluated for both patient and physician satisfactions.