Paralysis of the Hand
Paralytic hand deformities due to Poliomyelitis has virtually disappeared, while hand deformities due to Leprous neuritis (inflammation of the nerve) has drastically come down. Nerve injuries leading to paralysis are due to accidents, assaults and handling of dangerous equipment, sharp metal or broken glass etc. Wrist Drop, Claw Hands, Limp thumb or flail hands result from single, dual or triple nerve paralysis. Each require special attention- Nerve Transfers / Muscle transfers and/or small Joint stabilisation.
Paralysis of the Hand due to a single or multiple nerve injury in the hand and forearm, lead to poor sensation and weak hand. Open injuries with an associated fracture and/or tendon injury are composite problems requiring expert care right from when it happened. Delay in trauma Nerve injuries and swellings arising from or pressing upon the nerve, or the vary many arthritic conditions affecting some or all of the small joints. Early consultation with a Hand specialist helps to identify the problem and take remedial measures.
It is the principal aim of the Department of Hand Surgery and Peripheral nerve Surgery at the Apollo Hospitals Bangalore to promote early consultation and attention so as to restore as much normal form and function, shorten the time to recovery and rehabilitate the hand to it’s previous competencies, restore maximal function and conditions that manifest in one of many known deformities diminish our capability, alter our outlook and lead to pain, disuse and disability.