Why is the Hand special?
There are at least two reasons why the hand and wrist stand out from the rest of the body.
First, the hand and wrist are our main point of tactile contact with the world. Our shoulders and elbow help position them in space and the hand and wrist do the final adjustments to manipulate objects to aid us in our daily lives. As such, dysfunction of our hand and wrist can lead to a marked decrease in our ability to perform at work and play.
Second, many different tissues of our body, namely bone, ligament, cartilage, tendon, nerve, vessel and skin are all intricately fit into a confined space that is the hand and wrist and expected to not only move smoothly but also provide strength. These small distances between structures make it difficult to pinpoint the exact tissue that is generating the pain and hence pain in this region is both challenging to diagnose and treat.
Hand Surgeons are trained to deal with these problems to ensure the best outcome.
Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Center