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Hand Surgery

Dr. Edmund Ek is a highly trained hand surgeon regularly treating a wide range of elective and emergency hand conditions. A specialist microsurgeon with extensive experience in reconstructive surgery, Dr. Ek is dedicated to providing world-class care before, during and after your operation.

Whether you have suffered an injury or have a chronic and worsening hand condition, Dr. Ek and his supportive team will be on hand to explain your treatment and rehabilitation options, and to answer whatever questions or concerns you may have.

Common conditions Dr. Ek treats include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Trigger Finger
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Ganglions
  • Hand Fractures
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Lacerations

While Dr. Ek recommends doing as much independent research as you feel is necessary, he also recommends taking the time to come in and speak to an expert in the field in person.

To book or enquire about an appointment, please contact Dr. Ek’s team on (03) 8419 0900.

Making the decision to undergo surgery

After thorough examinations of your condition and consultation with your referring doctor, Dr. Ek will present you with what he believes to be the best course of action for healing or improving your injury or condition.

The best option may or may not include surgery – sometimes, non-surgical treatments such as steroid injections or hand therapy can be enough.

If however surgery is the best option, Dr. Ek will take as much time as is needed to fully explain the process and procedure, including projected outcomes, healing times and long-term success rates.

Understanding the procedure

Being such a complex marriage of bones, joints, tendons, nerves and arteries, hand surgery is a very delicate procedure requiring extreme precision and skill. Fortunately, with his years of training and experience working as a specialist hand surgeon, Dr. Ek is able to offer the skillset necessary to perform these complex operations.

The exact details of the surgery will vary depending on your condition – however they may include:

  • Repair of damaged bone and tissue
  • Repair of blood vessels and nerves
  • Reconstruction of joints
  • Tendon reconstruction

Dr. Ek will take the time to explain the procedure in full to help you decide whether or not you want to go ahead with it.

What results or outcomes to expect

Dr. Ek will aim to restore your hand functionality as best as possible, while reducing any related pain or discomfort caused by your condition.

However, depending on the severity of your hand injury or condition, outcomes and long-term success rates will of course vary. That said, please also note that enlisting the services of a specialist hand surgeon will give you the best possible chance of a successful long-term outcome.

To further help improve your chances of success, Dr. Ek works closely with a number of hand therapists to ensure that you have the specialised postoperative rehabilitation needed to help restore your hand function.

For more information on the Hand Surgeries Dr. Ek performs, please contact us on (03) 8419 0900.