Bhubaneswar, Aug 24: A special hand clinic, the first of its kind in Odisha, started functioning at the Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery of AIIMS Bhubaneswar to provide comprehensive care for different hand-related issues.
AIIMS sources here on Wednesday said the clinic became operational on the occasion of National Hand Surgery Day on Tuesday in collaboration with the Orthopaedic and PMR department. This clinic will function on every Tuesday from 2.30 PM to 4.30 pm at the Plastic Surgery OPD complex.
AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Prof (Dr) Ashutosh Biswas said the clinic certainly helps people from all age groups to get complete care like Tendon and nerve injuries, fractures, dislocations and strains, amputations, carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other arthritic conditions with many other hand problems.
Burns & Plastic Surgery Associate Prof Dr. Santanu Suba who will be the in-charge of the clinic said it will cover a broad spectrum of conditions including Tendonitis, Hand contractures, soft tissue injuries, Burns, Diabetes, Anomalies present at birth, Brachial plexus Injury, post Radiation and post infected Lymphedema, informed Dr. Suba.
Similarly, there will be a care facility for functional assessment and activities designed to increase motion, dexterity and strength. Compression therapy and edema management, scar tissue management, Desensitization, sensory re-education and sensory compensation techniques will also be provided to patients, he said.
Therapeutic modalities for tissue and joint preconditioning to minimize pain and stiffness, joint protection and energy conservation training, techniques and suggestions for assistive devices, manual therapy, custom-made orthotics to help protect hand after surgery, immobilizing it, correct an injury or deformity, pain management and training for using prosthetics will also be there in the special hand clinic Dr Suba said.
With UNI Inputs….