The Best Scar Treatment After Hand Surgery | Biodermis

The Best Scar Treatment After Hand Surgery |

Our hands go through a lot of wear and tear during our lives, so it’s no wonder that at some point they break down and require maintenance. Each hand is composed of 27 small bones that comprise the wrist, phalanges, and metacarpal bones. Trauma, overuse and repetitive motions can all cause damage to the hands. In some cases, depending on the severity of the problem, hand surgery might be necessary. Hand surgeons are specialists that can be found within the orthopedic, plastic, and general surgery fields. One aspect of hand surgery that often gets overlooked is the scarring that occurs as a result. Because post-operative scarring of the hands is usually quite noticeable, many people may seek solutions to treat and reduce their scars. Luckily, clinically-proven products are available and easily obtainable online or through your physician.

Continue reading to learn more about hand surgery and what you can do to simply and effectively treat the scars that occur later on.

Why do people undergo hand surgery?
There are many reasons a person might undergo hand surgery, so it’s impossible to go over all of them here. One obvious reason is sudden trauma that leads to loss of motion or disfiguration of the hands. Many types of jobs that involve using the hands to operate heavy machinery, electricity, or sharp tools, can result in an acute injury that requires surgery to fix. Below are some of the reasons a person might need surgery after an injury to the hands.

Tendon repair
Tendons are the thick bands of fibers that connect muscles to bones. There are several tendons in the hands that allow for extension and movement for the fingers, thumbs, and wrists. If any of these tendons are torn or ruptured, a loss of motion in one or both hands can result. For this reason, hand surgery is required to reconnect the damaged tendon to the bone.

Nerve repair
Nerve damage can occur as a result of injury or disease that affects the nerves, such as multiple sclerosis or cancer. When damage to nerves in the hands occurs, a person may lose motion and sensation. A nerve that has been disconnected or severed may be reconnected to another nerve ending through surgery.

Joint replacement
Joints connect bone to bone and allow for flexibility and movement. Conditions that contribute to the wear and tear of joints include arthritis and trauma. Arthritis is a common problem for people, especially as they age. Arthritis can cause pain, swelling, and tenderness in joints all over the body, and the hands are no exception. A joint replacement, also known as an arthroplasty, places damaged joints with artificial parts made of metal, plastic, or silicone rubber.

Reconstructive surgery
Reconstructive hand surgery would likely be performed by a plastic surgeon that specializes in hand surgery. Reconstructive surgery can have two functions for the hands: to restore functionality and improve cosmetic appearance. A patient who has had severe burns to the hands, for instance, might be a good candidate to have this kind of procedure.

Clinically-proven scar treatment
Hand surgery can lead to unsightly scars on the hands that are a constant reminder of your procedure. Luckily, with the right products and treatment regimen, you can treat your hand scars to help them blend in with the surrounding, healthy skin. Silicone gel far scar management is the only clinically-proven topical treatment on the market today. Doctor’s trust topical silicone because it is backed by over 30 years of clinical evidence and has set the standard for scar treatment.

Silicone gel works through the mechanisms of dermal hydration and collagen regulation. Scars need an ideal balance of moisture and oxygen, also known as homeostasis. When the scar bed reaches a state of homeostasis, the collagen matrix reorganizes to flatten out and regain its natural skin color. Medical silicone comes in a variety of forms including sheeting, sticks, and ointments. Ask your physician or go online at today to view many unique scar treatment products.

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Biodermis offers custom tailored referral programs designed to simplify and reduce the cost of your patients' post-op care. Additionally, we offer professional pricing if you opt to retail our products. Give us a call at 800.322.3729, and we will be happy to provide additional details on these programs.