There are a lot of medical procedures out there that we may need to go through in our lifetime. With the advancements in our medical abilities, almost every part of the body will have a dedicated surgeon or doctor associated with it. When it comes to our hands, a hand surgeon will be the doctor you will need to go to for medical care.
When we are born, we all come out with ten fingers and ten toes. However, there are times when something doesn’t go right because of a number of reasons and we don’t come out with what we are supposed to or what we have is somehow deformed. The good news on this is that with a doctor’s assistance you can have surgery done on your hands to make them as normal as possible.
The next area that you will find that you need to have surgery is form a hand injury. This can be from using your computer keyboard and typing too much, working with your hands in a wide number of jobs and much more. Hand injuries are probably the number one cause for surgery on your hands over birth defects.
Diseases and infections
Finally, there may come a point where you will come in contact with something that will give you a disease or infection. There are many diseases such as arthritis that will cause you to have issues in your hands. In some cases the arthritis can be removed but this is also something that can return over time.
In regard to infections cuts, scrapes and failure to wash your hands on a regular basis can be the foundation for getting infections. It is recommended that you use gloves, protective hand coverings and other safety equipment when working with your hands.