Hand Surgery and Hand Medicine

Hand Surgery & Hand Medicine is a specialized field that focuses on maintaining and restoring hand function, which is crucial for an individual's independence. This comprehensive approach involves conservative, minimal-invasive and surgical interventions together with specializedHand Therapy to optimize treatment outcomes.

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  • Hand function impairment affecting daily activities
  • Hand deformities or malformations
  • Hand pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • Hand and wrist injuries, such as fractures or dislocations
  • Hand tumors or abnormal growths
  • Dupuytren's disease, characterized by the formation of knots and cord-like structures in the palm and fingers
  • Rheumatoid hand, involving joint pain, swelling, and deformities
  • Age-related changes in the hand, including skin problems, vascular issues, nerve or tendon problems, and joint or bone problems


  • Congenital factors or genetic predisposition for hand malformations
  • Accidents, trauma, or sports injuries affecting the hand and wrist
  • Nerve damage from injury, infection, metabolic disorders, medical conditions, autoimmune diseases, or intoxications
  • Development of benign or malignant tumors in the hand or wrist area
  • Dupuytren's disease, commonly occurring in individuals aged 50 and above
  • Rheumatoid arthritis or other rheumatic conditions affecting hand joints
  • Natural aging processes leading to age-related changes in the hand


  • Initial hand examination by a specialized hand surgeon
  • Consultation with other medical specialties for tailored diagnostic approaches
  • Imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI to assess bone, joint, and soft tissue conditions
  • Biopsies or laboratory tests for suspected tumors or infections
  • Assessment of hand function, range of motion, and sensory perception
  • A comprehensive evaluation of medical history, symptoms, and patient-specific factors


  • Individualized treatment plans based on diagnosis and patient needs
  • Surgical interventions for congenital hand deformities, hand trauma, hand tumors, Dupuytren's disease, and joint-related issues
  • Hand therapy and rehabilitation programs to optimize hand function and recovery
  • Collaboration with neurology for brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgeries
  • Multidisciplinary approach for tumor diagnosis and treatment
  • Cooperation with rheumatology for managing rheumatoid hand conditions
  • Non-surgical interventions, medications, or injections as appropriate
  • Scar treatment and management


  • Awareness about hand risks
  • Proper hand and wrist protection in sports or activities with a high risk of injury
  • Regular hand and wrist exercises to maintain flexibility and strength
  • Prompt medical attention for hand injuries or symptoms affecting hand function
  • Healthy lifestyle practices to minimize the risk of chronic conditions impacting hand health
  • Following recommended safety guidelines and precautions in various environments to prevent accidents or trauma
  • Please note that this is a summary of the provided information and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional for accurate diagnosis, personalized treatment, and preventive measures.

Our scope of service encompasses a wide range of conditions, including :

Congenital Hand Deformities & Hand Surgery in Children : A multidisciplinary approach involving close cooperation with the Children's Hospital is essential for diagnosing and treating congenital hand malformations, which can lead to physical and psychological impairments.

Hand Trauma : The hand is prone to injuries, and prompt and adequate treatment is vital. The intricate anatomy and close proximity of functionally important structures necessitate the involvement of a hand surgeon from the beginning. We have established a 24/7 Hand Emergency service at Adam Vital Hospital Dubai.

Sports Injuries : The hand and wrist are vulnerable to acute and chronic injuries, particularly in sports that require precise and rapid movements. Our hand surgeons, with their extensive experience in treating top-level athletes, understand the specific demands and challenges associated with sports-related hand injuries.

Brachial Plexus, Peripheral Nerves & Surgery of Palsies : Peripheral nerve damage can occur due to various causes, such as injury, infection, metabolic disorders, medical conditions, autoimmune diseases, or intoxications. Restoring grip function and sensibility is the primary focus of hand surgery in these cases, necessitating close cooperation with the field of Neurology.

Hand Tumors : Tumors can develop in the hand and wrist area, and while the majority are benign, malignant tumors require a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment approach. We emphasize a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional collaboration, working closely with the Tumor Center, to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Dupuytren's Disease : Also known as Viking's disease, Dupuytren's disease affects the connective tissue in the hand and can cause knots and cord-like structures, leading to the bending of fingers and restricted hand movement. Our team collaborates closely with specialists in Internal Medicine and Radiotherapy to provide comprehensive treatment options for Dupuytren's disease.

Rheumatoid Hand : Rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic conditions can cause joint pain, swelling, and deformities in the hand. Our approach to rheumatoid hand lesions involves a full rheumatological work-up and close cooperation with Rheumatology specialists to develop personalized treatment plans.

Hand Surgery of the Elderly & Aging Hand : As part of the natural aging process, the hand undergoes various changes that can affect its function, aesthetics, and overall well-being. Our specialized approach addresses age-related issues such as skin problems, vascular concerns, nerve disorders, tendon issues, joint problems, and bone conditions. By taking a holistic approach and collaborating with all departments at Adam Vital Hospital, we strive to improve the quality of life for our elderly patients.

Wrist & Finger Joints and Total Joint Replacement : Injuries and conditions affecting the wrist and finger joints require expert care to preserve joint function and alleviate pain. Our hand surgeons are proficient in both joint-preserving and joint-replacing treatment methods. We offer a comprehensive range of treatments, including surgical interventions and joint replacement with prostheses, to ensure optimal outcomes for our patients.

The Complicated Case & Second Opinion : Our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of care, which includes thorough evaluation, accurate diagnosis, and personalized treatment plans. If you are seeking a second opinion or have a complex case that requires expert review, our experienced hand surgeons are available to assess your condition, provide recommendations, evaluate healing progress, and offer suggestions for further therapy or corrective measures.

At our Center for Hand Surgery & Hand Medicine, we are committed to delivering exceptional care to patients with a wide range of hand and wrist conditions. Our interdisciplinary and multi-professional approach, coupled with the expertise of Prof. Hierner and our dedicated team, ensures that you receive the best possible treatment, tailored to your specific needs.

The Center for Hand Surgery & Hand Medicine at Adam Vital Hospital in Dubai is a renowned national and international reference center, offering a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options for various hand and wrist conditions.

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