Our hands play an important role in our daily lives and thus it’s important to provide care for the hands, as much as any other part of the human body. Fakeeh University Hospital provides specialized hand care services including hand and wrist surgery.
The hospital takes a holistic approach, involving an interdisciplinary and multi-professional form of cooperation to address hand and wrist problems. With board-certified doctors, therapists, and nurses, with years of experience, FUH offers the full range of modern treatments for every issue related to the hand and wrist. All the necessary diagnostic and treatment options are available under one roof at the Fakeeh University Hospital.
Hand Surgery is a specialized field that focuses on the form and function of the hand and wrist, covering all ages, from newborns to the elderly. Whereas, Hand Therapy is a specialty within physiotherapy that deals with the form and function of the hand and wrist. Hand Surgery and therapy are interdependent. Treatment results are always better if surgery is followed by therapy.
Hand Surgery in children and congenital hand deformities need specific diagnosis and treatment modalities. It deals with malformations caused by genetics or external factors, such as thalidomide (Contergan ®). These malformations can range from minimal changes to the absence of entire limb parts, leading to physical and psychological impairments. A multidisciplinary approach, involving close cooperation with the Child Health Department at FUH proves efficient in diagnosing and treating congenital hand malformations.
The hand is highly prone to injury, with many essential structures nearby, making detailed knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics crucial. Even minor injuries can significantly impact hand function, making disorders of hand function important to treat as they can also result in the incapacity to work efficiently. Early and adequate treatment is essential, and involving a hand surgeon from the beginning is crucial. At FUH, 24/7 emergency services are available to ensure timely treatment and optimal patient outcomes.
The complex anatomy of the hand and wrist, with its multitude of sensitive structures in a small space, makes it highly susceptible to acute and chronic injuries, particularly in sports that demand precise and safe execution with high speeds and rapid movements. Our hand surgeons, along with sports injury experts, are well-equipped to provide sports enthusiasts and top-level athletes with the necessary treatment for sports-related injuries, taking into account both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of sports practice, including the characteristic complaints associated with repetitive-chronic strains.
Peripheral nerves can be damaged in various ways, including injury by cut, crush, or compression, infections, metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, intoxications, etc. Hand Surgery aims to restore grip function and sensibility, which may be impaired to different degrees, by closely collaborating with Neurology.
Tumors can occur in any body part, including the hand and wrist area, and can be benign or malignant. Complications can arise at the tumor site or throughout the body, making a full hand workup essential. For malignant tumors, a multidisciplinary approach involving close cooperation with a tumor specialist (Medical Oncology) is necessary for diagnosis and treatment.
Dupuytren's disease is a condition that affects the connective tissue of the hand, leading to the formation of knots and cords that cause the affected fingers to bend toward the palm. It commonly affects people over 50 and can make everyday activities difficult. Treatment options are available at FUH, and close collaboration with Internal Medicine and Radiotherapy is essential in managing the disease.
The term "rheumatism" describes joint pain, including inflammatory diseases. In the case of hand and finger joint pain, it can lead to reduced grip strength and aesthetic changes in the hand. A full rheumatologic workup is necessary, and close cooperation with a rheumatologist is mandatory for optimal patient results.
The aging process affects everyone, and the hands are one of the areas where age changes are most visible. These changes can lead to aesthetic impairments, pain, and functional impairments. A combination of skin, vascular, nerve, tendon, joint, and bone problems can contribute to the aging of the hand. A standardized, holistic approach can help significantly improve patient results, and close cooperation with multiple departments of Fakeeh University Hospital ensures the best results.
Hand injuries and joint changes can lead to bone, ligament, and capsule damage, resulting in chronic joint instability, pain, and loss of strength. Surgical treatment for broken bones allows for quick movement, while early treatment for ligament and capsule injuries can prevent chronic instability. Our hand surgeons offer a range of joint-preserving and joint-replacing treatments, including joint prostheses, making us one of the few national centers to do so.
Our hand surgeons at Fakeeh University Hospital offer second opinion service for individuals considering hand surgery or who have already received advice but want to ensure that the procedure suits them. With years of experience in Hand Surgery, our team can evaluate your case regarding indication, therapy, follow-up treatment, and healing process and provide suggestions for further therapy or corrections as needed.