Hand surgery is a large specialty that encompasses procedures meant to improve aesthetics, function, or both. Different approaches can help realign badly broken bones or repair seized joints. Scars or other signs of trauma can often be revised and all but erased. If you have an issue with your hand that more conservative measures have not been able to resolve, you may be curious if you would be a good surgical candidate. While every person is an individual and your candidacy can be determined by our surgeon in Melbourne, there are some general guidelines that usually help determine if you are a good candidate for hand surgery.
Your Current Condition
If your hand issue is only slightly bothersome, that doesn’t necessarily mean you want to delay hand surgery. For some issues, early intervention leads to the best outcomes. For others, it’s best to wait until the issue has matured. Our surgeon is able to advise you as to the best course of action for your specific issue, but your current condition plays a significant role in whether you are a good surgical candidate right now.
Your General Health
Any type of surgical procedure can be a risk, depending on your current health. Some conditions and diseases may make you a poor surgical candidate in general, while others may be managed to allow for safe surgery. Speaking to your primary care physician about your desire for hand surgery is often the first step to finding out if you are a good candidate.
Schedule a Consultation
Hand surgery can help improve aesthetics or functionality, or perhaps improve both facets at the same time. If you have an issue with your hand that more conservative measures have failed to relieve, speak with Mr. Salerno at REAL Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!