HAND SURGERY IN A DAY
Harrogate’s only State-of-the-Art, luxury Private Surgery Centre.
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Patients who have a range of hand problems that may be due to the kind of work they do or their specific anatomy.
It is best for those who cannot or do not want to take multiple days off, spread over months, and want to get the surgery done sooner.
Patients are reviewed 10 days after surgery when the wounds are checked and stitches removed.
Further follow up with a specialist physiotherapist can be organised if needed.
One Day Hand Surgery
How do we do the Surgery ?
Patients can typically have the hand surgery procedures performed and go home the same day, typically done in a two-hour window.
Patients can have the procedure under local anaesthetic or injections to numb the entire arm also called arm blocks.
The relevant area of the hand is treated and the skin is closed with non-dissolving stitches and a dressing to protect the wound and hand.
What kind of patients would benefit from the One Day Hand Surgery service?
The group most likely to benefit from the one day hand surgery service are those who have conditions affecting the hand including:
- Nerve pain (carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Clicking digits with lumps on the hand or painful movements (Trigger finger, Flexor sheath ganglions, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis)
- Swellings on the hand (Ganglion excision, Dupuytren’s contracture/nodules)
- Digits held in a bent position (Dupuytren’s contracture/nodules)
What do we do before surgery ?
Before attending, clients fill out the information about their medical history to help organise relevant tests including COVID PCR.
In the clinic, our UK-trained hand surgery specialist surgeons make a full assessment of the client’s condition.
This includes any relevant history, including reasons for surgery and a thorough examination which may include the hands, arms and neck.
Part of this process is explaining to the client what can be done, why, and what to expect, based on each clients’ anatomy and suitability for surgery.
The clients will be tested by a neurophysiologist if needed, checked for suitability for surgery by a member of the anaesthetic team and prepared for safety checking for surgery.
What sort of therapy is offered in the One Day Hand Surgery service ?
Once the surgery is complete, the patients are met by the physiotherapists with a specialist interest in hand operations.
The client is given advice for what to expect after surgery, and what exercises to do.
Patients are also seen 10 days following surgery where stitches are taken out by the same physiotherapist and the hand movement assessed.
If any issues occur, the physiotherapists are available to deal with queries. Those who may need further support are offered the option to book further sessions with the physiotherapists.
When do patients see results following treatment in the One Day Hand Surgery service?
Depending on the initial problem, patients may see an immediate improvement, especially with lumps and bumps.
Those with nerve and joint problems typically need a number of weeks as swelling increases for the first 48 hours and then gradually settles down.
What are the alternatives to the One Day Hand Surgery service?
A common theme in NHS or private care is the number of occasions patients have to visit the hospital in order to be seen, assessed, tested, obtain the results of the test, have surgery, and then follow up and physiotherapy.
Each part typically needs one visit each. The conditions that can be treated in the one-day hand surgery service can typically be treated on the NHS.
However, due to COVID, non-cancer conditions are being treated as lower priority resulting in waiting times.
Consult Your Surgeon
How much does One day Hand surgery cost?
TIME IN-CLINICApproximately 2 hours
ANAESTHETICLocal anaesthetic OR Arm Block
SUGGESTED TIME OFF WORK2 weeks
SUGGESTED TIME BEFORE SHOWERING10 days
Our UK trained and qualified surgeons
are here to help you
Why Choose Kliniken for One Day Hand surgery Surgery
Discuss your needs
Generous hour long consultations to discuss your needs
Natural and innovative approach to treatments
Helps you rest and recuperate
Country side and clean air helps you rest and recuperate
Same clinician from start to finish
Personalised and attentive care throughout
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