Consultation in the field of hand surgery Cracow

Hand surgery in Cracow

At our Medical Center in Krakow, we offer comprehensive care for patients who experience problems with their hands and upper limbs. These disorders can significantly affect your quality of life, making it difficult to carry out daily activities. We specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions – from bone fractures and injuries, through tendon damage, to the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren’s contracture. Thanks to the use of state-of-the-art methods and technologies, we offer our patients individually tailored treatment plans that aim not only to eliminate pain, but also to restore full functionality of the hand. Whether your ailments require surgical intervention or specialist consultation, our experienced specialists are ready to help you. We invite you to make an appointment to find the best solution for your health and comfort of life together.

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What exactly does a hand surgery consultation involve?

A consultation in the field of hand surgery is the first step on the way to diagnosis and treatment of ailments and injuries of the upper limb. During this meeting, the specialist conducts a detailed interview with the patient to understand the history of the problem, its symptoms and the impact on the patient’s daily functioning. Your doctor may ask questions about when your symptoms first appeared, what factors make them worse or worse, and any previous treatments.

A physical examination of the hand is then performed, assessing aspects such as:

  • Range of motion,
  • Grip strength,
  • Touch sensitivity,
  • Possible swelling, deformities or other visible abnormalities.

Depending on the results of the medical history and physical examination, the doctor may order additional diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, or functional tests, to get a more accurate picture of the problem.

Based on the information gathered, the specialist discusses possible treatment options with the patient, which may include both non-surgical methods (e.g. physiotherapy, medications, injections) and surgical methods. The consultation is also an opportunity to ask questions and express any doubts, as well as to establish a further action plan.

What are the most common symptoms that require a consultation in hand surgery?

The most common symptoms that require consultation for hand surgery include pain and discomfort in the hands, wrists, or fingers, restriction of range of motion, swelling or deformity of the upper extremities. These symptoms can be due to a variety of causes, such as injuries (fractures, sprains), chronic conditions (arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s contracture), or nerve and tendon damage. If you experience constant pain, difficulty performing daily activities such as grabbing objects, or notice visible changes in the appearance of your hand, it is essential to consult a surgeon who specializes in hand surgery. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can prevent further complications and allow for successful restoration of hand function.

Where does the consultation in the field of hand surgery take place in Krakow?

Consultations in the field of hand surgery are carried out in the city of Krakow Prokocim.

Prokocim Medical Center, al. Adolfa Dygasiński 2d, 30-820 Cracow

Access by public transport: Przystanek Bieżanowska
tram lines: 3, 9, 13, 24, 49
bus lines: 144, 173, 301, 304, 314, 503

How to prepare for your first visit to a hand surgery specialist?

Preparing for your first appointment with a hand surgery specialist is crucial to make your visit as effective as possible. Before your visit, it is recommended to:

  1. Gathering medical records: Bring with you any previous test results, such as X-rays, MRIs, or ultrasounds, as well as medical documentation related to the hand conditions you have treated so far. This also includes the list of medications you are taking.
  2. Taking a medical history: Prepare a brief description of your ailments – when they started, what factors exacerbate or alleviate them, and what treatment has been used so far.
  3. Writing down questions and concerns: Write down the questions you want to ask the doctor so you don’t forget them during your appointment.
  4. Wearing comfortable clothes: Wear clothing that allows easy access to your hand or arm if necessary for the examination.

Remember that the first visit is a key moment for diagnosis and planning further treatment. Providing complete information to your doctor will help determine the best course of treatment for your situation.

What are the potential risks and complications associated with hand surgery?

Hand surgery, like all medical procedures, carries a certain risk of complications, although modern treatment methods significantly minimize them. Potential risks and complications may include:

  1. Infections: Despite the high standard of asepsis, there is a risk of infection at the surgical site, which may require the use of antibiotics or additional interventions.

  2. Hematomas and bleeding: There may be an accumulation of blood under the skin (haematoma) or bleeding, which is usually mild but sometimes requires intervention.

  3. Nerve Damage: Although surgeons strive to protect the nerves, there is a risk of accidental nerve damage, which can result in weakness, numbness, or pain in the operated area.

  4. Problems with wound healing: Some patients, particularly those who smoke or have chronic diseases, may experience delayed wound healing.

  5. Stiffness and loss of range of motion: Especially after prolonged immobilization of the operated hand, there may be a limitation of mobility, requiring rehabilitation.

  6. Chronic pain: Some patients may experience chronic pain in the operated area that requires specialized pain management.

  7. Reactions to anesthesia: Although rare, complications associated with the anesthesia used, such as allergic reactions, may occur.

  8. Need for further operations: In some cases, the first surgery does not bring the expected results, which may require additional procedures.

  9. Regional Complex Pain Syndrome (CRPS): A very rare but serious complication that can lead to chronic pain and hand dysfunction.

It is important to thoroughly discuss any potential risks and complications with your doctor before surgery so that you can make an informed decision about the procedure. Proper rehabilitation and strictly adhered to postoperative recommendations significantly contribute to reducing the risk of complications and accelerating the healing process.