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. 
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08:00 - 17:00 08:00 - 17:00
Monday - Friday Monday - Friday


Although the hand is a small part of the human anatomy, some numerous diseases and disorders fall into the field of hand surgery. These diseases and disorders are as follows:
  • Injuries and diseases of brachial plexus (the network of nerves that sends signals from your spinal cord to your shoulder, arm, and hand)
  • Congenital hand deformities
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Firearm injuries to the hand and wrist
  • Connective tissue or ligament (the connective tissue that attaches bones in the joints) ruptures in the hand and wrist
  • Calcium deposits in the hand and wrist
  • Rheumatoid arthritis in the hand and wrist
  • Instability (weakness) of the hand and wrists
  • Nonunion fracture or malunion fractures of the wrists and hand bones
  • Fractures and dislocations of the hand and wrist
  • Hand and wrist contractures (a deformity of joints secondary to abnormal contraction of the muscles)
  • Hand and wrist tendonitis (inflammation)
  • Soft tissue and bone infections of the hand and wrist
  • Sharp injury of the hand and arm
  • Problems secondary to burns of the hand and arm
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Benign or malignant osseous and soft tissue tumors located in the hand and wrist
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Death of bone tissue death (bone necrosis/osteonecrosis)
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy associated disorders
  • Scaphoid (one of eight small bones that make up the “carpal bones” of the wrist) fractures
  • Nerve injuries
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trigger finger
One may be admitted directly to our department regarding complaints and diseases of the hand. Here are the following complaints that we treat:
  • Hard nodules just under the skin of the palm, one or more fingers become permanently bent in a flexed position
  • Congenital hand anomalies & malformations in the hands or arms of the baby (fingers fail to separate, more than five fingers on one hand, small or missing fingers) 
  • When a baby exhibits weakness in the arm, or cannot move it
  • Pain, bruising, swelling, deformity, inability to move hands and/or wrists following falls, traumas, accidents
  • Pain in the wrists
  • Lumps noticed in the hands and wrists
  • Restricted movement, inability to fully move or use the hands or wrists
  • Redness, sense of burning and pain in the hands and wrists
  • Morning stiffness and inability to move the hands and wrists
  • Involuntary movements in the hands and wrists, resulting in reduced sleep
  • Malformations and deformities of the hands and wrists
  • Swelling in the hands and wrists
  • Visual and functional problems in the hands and wrists secondary to burns
  • Loss of strength and motor skills in the hands
  • Numbing, tingling, stinging, felting, stiffness, fatigue and sense of burning in the hands, digits, and arms
  • Pain in any part of the hand
  • Injuries secondary to a cat, dog or human bites
  • Loss of sensation and function, inability to move hands and wrists and open wounds secondary to laceration, burns or shredding
  • Paralysis persisting since early childhood due to cerebral factors
  • Locking, swelling, pain, and instability to move the fingers