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What to expect at a hand surgery consultation

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Dr. Avery Arora, MD discusses what a hand surgeon may ask you if you are considering surgery and what questions you should ask your hand surgeon.


When you go in for a hand surgery consultation, it is extremely important for the patient to be honest and open with the doctor regarding their health. While the exact questions may differ depending on the type of procedure and the reason for the procedure, the types of questions will generally have a number of similarities.

What types of questions will the doctor ask?

For example, the doctor will want to know if you have any other medical conditions, if you are going through any other medical treatments at the time, and if you have ever had any other surgeries. They want to know if you have any known drug allergies, as well as what medications you may be taking currently. They need to make sure that there is nothing that will interfere with the surgery. In addition to prescription and over the counter drugs, you need to let them know about tobacco use, alcohol and other drugs, as these could have an effect on whether you are a good candidate for surgery or not.

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7 Myths About Your Hands

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from Everyday Health

By Glenn D. Cohen, MD, Special to Everyday Health

People all over the world of various cultures, religions, and nationalities use their hands to greet one another, communicate through sign language, hold their babies, do work, and more. Hands are a universal part of our humanity, and the hand is one of the most vital parts of the body. Here’s proof: One-fourth of the motor cortex in the brain is dedicated to controlling muscles in your hands. Yet what I’ve learned as a hand surgeon is that many people don’t know a lot about their hands. Here are some hand misconceptions I’ve encountered over the years.

Myth No. 1: If You Can Move Your Finger, Wrist, or Elbow, It Isn’t Broken

Recently, I treated a tough young defensive end who was sure his finger wasn’t broken because he could move it. He insisted on getting back in the game. “Just because you can move it doesn’t mean it’s not broken,” I told him. Only a doctor, using an X-ray, can make the definitive call.

In high school football, the hand is the most commonly fractured body part, according to a study published in 2012 in The American Journal of Sports Medicine. More than 150,000 football players under age 15 seek treatment for injuries each year, and one out of every seven of those injuries are to the hand, finger, or wrist.

Read the full story at Everyday Health.

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How to find a good hand surgeon

FAHS screens hotHand surgeons do much more than perform surgery. They can treat you for minor injuries such as a sprained wrist or jammed finger, or give you options for conditions such as carpal tunnel or trigger finger. Even if you’re simply experiencing pain in your hands, visiting a hand surgeon is the best option.

With the new and improved Find a Hand Surgeon tool from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, you can search for a hand surgeon near you from our database of thousands of hand surgeons, all of which are members of our Society. Search by location (city or state or zip code) or search for a specific doctor that you may be familiar with. You can view the results on a Google map to see which surgeons are near you.

Visit www.HandCare.org to use the Find a Hand Surgeon tool and learn about conditions and injuries of the upper extremity.

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A Surgeon’s Story of a Hand Transplant

Hand surgeon and American Society for Surgery of the Hand member Kodi K. Azari, MD, FACS, tells his story about performing a hand transplant, becoming a hand surgeon, and the importance of the human hand. Listen to the podcast.

Azari story

Learn more about conditions, injuries and procedures of the hand at www.HandCare.org.

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Hand Hand Transplant Pediatrics

Q&A with Dr. Scott Levin, the lead surgeon in 8-year-old Zion’s double hand transplant

L. Scott Levin, MD

from the Naples Herald by Gary Levine

Zion Harvey…an archetypal eight-year-old in so many ways…yet wistfully distinctive in so many others…was the recipient, last week, of a gift like no other.

As a toddler (age 2), Zion horrifically lost both hands and both feet to Sepsis…a life-threatening complication from infection.  Two years later, the infection severely damaged his kidneys and required a kidney transplant…the organ donated by his mother, Pattie Ray.

Despite unimaginable misfortune, Zion is bursting with bravura…with determination…with a gutsiness that most could never muster.

levin-scottApproximately three years ago, Pattie began the search for prosthetic hands for her son.  She approached Dr. Scott Kozin, Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia who, along with his partner, Dr. Dan Zlotolow, offered a far more progressive suggestion…Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation…make Zion the youngest recipient of a bilateral hand transplant.Zion has already been successfully fitted for prosthetics for his feet and utilizes them to the fullest.

Drs. Kozin and Zlotolow referred Pattie and Zion to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Hand Transplantation Program…led by Dr. Scott Levin.

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Find a Hand Surgeon

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Follow these steps to find one of more than 3,500 surgeon members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand:

  1. Visit the Find a Hand Surgeon tool.
  2. Search by city, state, zip code or name.
  3. Browse the profiles of the hand surgeons near you.
  4. Use the contact information provided to make an appointment.

 

Visit a hand surgeon for treatment of the fingers, hand, arm and shoulder. Learn more about hand surgeons and common conditions of the upper extremity at www.handcare.org.

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What is a hand surgeon?

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Find a hand surgeon near you.

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