Restrictions of movement / limited mobility
Tendon sheath narrowing (stenosing tenosynovitis), fibromatosis (Duputyren’s contracture), joint strain (e.g., saddle joint arthrosis) and many other conditions can lead to restricted movement of the hand. For congenital malformations, such as webbed digits (syndactyly) or extra digits (polydactyly), surgical intervention should be performed when children are still young in order to allow the hand to develop normally.
Useful information on restrictions of movement
OP duration: 1-2 hours. Local anesthesia, anesthesia administered to the arm or general anesthesia upon request. Outpatient or inpatient (1 night) possible.
If necessary, plastic splint for 7-10 days. Suture removal after 10 days. Treatment with physical therapy.
Able to return to work after 3-4 weeks. Sports after 4 weeks. However, surgery is not always the most suitable treatment option. In individual cases, targeted physical therapy treatment or injection therapy are just as likely to result in improved hand functionality.