Having an amputated thumb can be very debilitating. It can make everyday tasks very difficult. Thumb reconstruction surgery at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli can help restore your thumb’s functionality and provide you with more freedom.
Thumb amputations are relatively rare compared to other types of amputation. However, when they do occur, they can have a profound effect on a person’s quality of life. The thumb is one of the most important digits on the hand, and its loss can make daily tasks very difficult. Thumb amputations can be caused by a variety of factors, including accidents, injuries, and cancer. The most common treatment is surgery to reconnect the thumb or make a new one.
Thumb reconstruction is a type of surgery that is performed to restore the function of the thumb after it has been lost. There are a variety of different techniques that can be used, and the exact procedure will depend on the individual case.
The goal of thumb reconstruction surgery is to restore as much function as possible to the hand so that the patient can regain the ability to perform daily tasks. In some cases, it may also be possible to improve the appearance of the hand.
The ideal candidate for thumb reconstruction surgery is someone who has lost their thumb due to an accident or injury. It is also important that the patient has realistic expectations about what the surgery can achieve.Book Appointment
During the consultation for thumb reconstruction at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli, Dr. Arun Jeedi will assess the extent of the damage and ask about the medical history of the patient. He will also discuss the different options for thumb reconstruction surgery and explain the risks and benefits of each. It is important that the patient asks any questions they have so that they can make an informed decision.
There are a variety of techniques for thumb reconstruction surgery, and the exact procedure will depend on the individual case. Some of the most common techniques include:
Pollicization: This technique involves transferring another finger to take the place of the thumb. The most common finger used for pollicization is the index finger.
Reconstruction by tubed pedicle and bone graft: In this technique, a section of bone is taken from another part of the body and used to create a new thumb. The pedicle is a small section of blood vessels and tissue that is used to connect the new thumb to the hand.
Toe to thumb: This technique involves using a toe to create a new thumb. The most frequently utilized toe for this procedure is the big toe.
The specific details of the surgery will depend on the technique used. However, in general, thumb reconstruction surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes several hours to complete. After the surgery, the hand will be placed in a splint or cast to protect the new thumb as it heals.
The recovery process after thumb reconstruction surgery can take several months. During this time, it is important to follow the instructions of Dr. Arun to ensure proper healing. Physiotherapy may also be necessary to regain full function of the hand.
Thumb reconstruction surgery can have a profound effect on a person’s quality of life. The surgery can restore the ability to perform daily tasks and improve the appearance of the hand.
The cost of thumb reconstruction surgery will be determined during the patient’s OPD consultation by Dr. Arun Jeedi , who will evaluate the patient’s unique circumstances, comprehend the patient’s objectives and desires, and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of treatment based on the evaluation.Book Appointment
As with any type of surgery, there are some risks associated with thumb reconstruction surgery. These include infection, bleeding, and nerve damage. However, these risks are typically low and if they occur, can be effectively managed by Dr. Arun .
If you have any queries about thumb reconstruction or any other procedure, we invite you for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Arun Jeedi at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, where he will thoroughly answer all of your questions.Book Appointment
Dr. Arun Jeedi is a young and dynamic plastic surgeon with extensive practical experience and expertise in the ever-evolving field of plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. Whether you are looking to improve your appearance for a special occasion or you need reconstructive surgery after an accident or illness, Dr. Jeedi can help you achieve your goals. He believes that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and he will work closely with you to create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.