We diagnose and treat patients with hand injuries, complications of hand injuries or any other hand disease.
We treat acute hand area injuries and plan the post-traumatic rehabilitation of the hand.
Recognising and treating sequelae of hand injuries is a major area in hand surgery. Typical examples include:
- Hand area fractures ossified in a malposition
- Different ligament injuries
- Tendon and nerve injuries left untreated
Hand surgeons treats chronic upper limb diseases as well, for example
- nerve entrapments
- Dupuytren's contractures
Rare congenital deformities and deficiencies in the upper limb area are also part of hand surgery.
You need a doctor's referral to be admitted.
A daily inpatient fee or a clinic fee is collected, depending on the visit. See client fees.
Tel. 02 313 0844 (Mon to Fri 9 am to 2 pm)
Over half the patients operated in hand surgery are treated day surgically. A day surgical patients arrives in the hospital in the morning of the operation day and is discharged on the same day after the operation.
Other hand surgery patients are admitted according to the LEIKO plan, which means that patients arrive in the morning of the operation and are admitted to an inpatient ward for follow-up treatment.
Hand surgery patients are usually given an operation time during an outpatient visit. The operating physician will give a preliminary assessment on whether the patient will be operated day surgically or as a LEIKO patient.
The patient will be interviewed via telephone or at a nurse's practice approximately two weeks before the operation. The patient's primary diseases and other issues affecting the treatment are surveyed and the patient is given instructions regarding the operation in the interview.
The patient will register in the morning of the operation day at the operating ward. The operating physician and an occupational therapist will examine the patient's hand before the operation. The patient will receive preliminary instructions for follow-up treatment and can discuss the operation during this phase.
Hand surgery is performed in either local or general anaesthesia, depending on the condition of the patient and the nature of the operation.
Emergency surgery patients are transferred to the inpatient ward after the surgery.
People in charge:
Head of section Hanna-Stiina Taskinen, tel. 02 313 0000
Head nurse Hanna Vuorio-Suominen, tel. 02 313 6188
We are part of the Tyks Division of Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System.