What is Hand Surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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To function properly hands require sensation, joint motion, tendon gliding, and muscle contraction. When a problem takes place in the hand, care must be given to all the different types of tissues that make function of the hand possible. Surgery may be needed to repair or improve hand function.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Carpal tunnel syndrome 7 4
Joint pain 3 0
Numbness in hands 3 1
Trigger finger 2 0
Arthritis pain 1 0
Broken thumb 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hand Surgery

Side effect Patients
Weakness in hands 2
Arthritis pain 1
Atrophy of left hand muscles 1
Atrophy of right hand muscles 1
Joint stiffness 1
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Hand Surgery

Dosage Patients
one time 2

Why patients stopped taking Hand Surgery

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 32 patients who've stopped having Hand Surgery

Duration

Currently having Hand Surgery

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped having Hand Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 31
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for Hand Surgery

Jan 23, 2010 (Started Jan 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for To replant left after partial amputation in an accident with an electric saw)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time

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