Rehabilitation after hand injuries

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Any hand injury is a serious reason to visit a doctor. It could be caused by regular injuries (bumps or falls) or by accidents (sports, work-related traumas).

Hand injuries include contusions, ligament injuries, dislocated fingers, cuts, fractures, and thermal injuries. And some (or even most) of these cases require urgent medical care and rehabilitation.

If you don’t pay attention to the hand pain or slightest discomfort, subsequently, you may be bothered by soft tissue swelling, bleeding, and fever. In the end, the patient will not be able to move and will be in constant pain.To avoid this, we recommend that you visit a specialist and undergo a rehabilitation course. After surgery, this is strictly prescribed.

The rehabilitation itself is part of restorative medicine and includes a set of special procedures after surgery on muscles, tendons, joints and bones, as well as joint rehabilitation after traumas that resulted in immobilization of the limb with a plaster or orthosis. The hand therapy is an obligatory procedure after surgery to restore the function of the musculoskeletal system and return the person to a full life.

The need for  hands on physical therapy after trauma is caused by the fact that treatment (both surgical and conservative) involves prolonged immobilization  of the injured segment, which leads to limited joint mobility (contracture), atrophy of the muscles of the problem area, blood circulation disorders, and metabolism disorders. Thus, the absence of measures aimed at restoring the hands increases the period of return to a full life, and in some cases can lead to restriction of arm movement or even complete loss of function, because when one joint is affected, the area of concern extends to the adjacent trouble spot. 

It is not only the skill of the doctors, but also the desire of the patient that is important for achieving the necessary results. Failure to comply with medical orders, prescriptions, and recommendations of medical professionals can reduce the quality of treatment, which will affect the final, long-term result.