What is Amputation?
Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma, prolonged constriction, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. If you suffered a traumatic injury at work, at home, in a car accident, or elsewhere, you might fear that you will never be able to use your hand again. If it is your dominant hand that was injured you might worry you will be forever disabled. However, recovery from even some of the most traumatic types of injury is possible, and The Centre for Working Hands was established to help people overcome the challenges of traumatic hand injury and achieve as full a recovery as possible.
How we can help
At The Centre for Working Hands, our hand surgeons are skilled in Wound care, stump shaping, desensitization ROM, strengthening and individualized HEP. They also have experience in the design and use of skin and muscle flaps to help complete your hand reconstruction and special technologies that can help heal fractures in the complex bone structure of the hand.
What also makes The Centre for Working Hands special is our attention to the psychological and emotional aspects of your recovery. Because we are both a surgical and rehabilitative practice, we see the two as integrated parts of the healing process, especially in deeply affective procedures like replantation of a severed digit or limb.
If you have suffered a serious hand injury and are looking for expert care that combines surgical expertise, long experience, and a whole-person approach to healing, please contact The Centre for Working Hands today.