Our Hand Surgery Department focuses on the diseases that are secondary to injury or damage to the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, tendons, vessels, nerves, joints, and bones of the hands and wrists. Combining the use of state-of-the-art treatment methods with highly professional staff, the Hand Surgery Department has provided high quality services to our patients continuously at American Hospital since 1990.
Our hospital is unique in boasting the most comprehensive and multidisciplinary visual and written resources concerning Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation in Turkey. We treat closed fractures and dislocations, muscle and tendon ruptures, all open wounds from skin lacerations to severe injuries including detachment, as well as deformities and burns. Congenital absences, deformities and adhesions of hands, wrists and forearms; paralysis and sequels secondary to traumas at birth; rheumatoid diseases, infections, tumors as well as post-traumatic problems originating in the hands and wrists, which are not related to accidents and injuries are among the spectrum of complaints explored and treated at the Hand Surgery Department. Hand surgeons perform laparoscopic surgeries for diseases and injuries of small joints and intra-articular structures of the hands and wrists.
Microsurgical operations are among the most advanced surgical procedures in the field of hand surgery that is performed at our department. Micro-surgery can be described as magnifying thin vessels and nerves by 5 to 25 times under a microscope; sutures that are thinner than hairs are then placed with special surgical tools successfully restoring functionality to ruptured or severed hands and feet.
We carry out entire hand surgery treatments, including “medical treatments”, “surgical treatments” and “rehabilitation”, by utilizing our department’s surgical and post-op team that are both experienced as individuals and cohesive as a unit. All treatment processes, which are planned individually for each patient, are recorded in detail by the surgery and rehabilitation teams. The rehabilitation team is invited to attend surgeries, if and whenever needed, to contribute short-, mid- and long-term recovery plans. Surgery photographs and all visuals and written details of said procedures are shared with our patients. In addition to the aforementioned approach, we carry out a transparent treatment process based on collected scientific evidence. Our extremely clear communication approach with each other and our patients elevate us above comparable Hand Surgery Departments from other hospitals.