Conservative and Operative Phases of Hand Surgery

  • H. R. Mittelbach


Form, sensation, and motility give the hand its physiological capabilities as we know them. It is little wonder that a fresh injury of the hand immediately raises the question of operative reconstruction. Nevertheless, the operation itself is only one of the pillars on which hand surgery rests. Of equal importance are the following measures:
  1. 1)

    The proper immobilization of the injured part.

  2. 2)

    The active training of all uninjured finger and arm joints.

  3. 3)

    The systematic, active restoration of the motility of the joints directly involved in the injury.



Vocational Rehabilitation Operative Phasis Active Exercise Hand Surgery Operative Reconstruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. R. Mittelbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung des Städtischen KrankenhausesPirmasensWest Germany

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