Trauma, tumors: congenital or accute, malfunctions, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dipuytren disease etc.
The hand is a complicated and extremely valuable organ of the human body in everyday life and certainly a super-specialized operating field of plastic surgery.
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology is crucial for hand surgery during the 6 years of specialty practice of plastic surgeons.
We will not analyze hand surgical techniques here, because they are not easy for readers with no medical background to comprehend. However, what needs to be made clear is that only specialized plastic surgeons and, in some cases, specialized orthopaedic surgeons as well can handle and operate on the hand.