An all-round treatment of hand pathologies, personalized paths and cutting-edge techniques with low invasiveness: For the past month, Humanitas Medical Care Arese has had a new hand surgery clinic run by a multidisciplinary and ultra-specialist team. The new outpatient activity offered by Humanitas is led by Dr. Giorgio Pivato, hand surgeon already operating in the HMC Milan, via Domodossola and HMC Rivoli outpatient departments.
From specialist visits to minimally invasive surgery
Surgeon, radiologist, anesthetist, physiotherapist, and psychologist: In the new outpatient clinic in Arese, hand problems will be treated with a multidisciplinary approach. In fact, it will be possible to carry out a specialist examination that will allow framing any problems affecting the hand, thus establishing the most appropriate treatment for each patient. The center is in fact able to offer both conservative treatments such as the adoption of a guardian, infiltrations, physical therapies, and surgery. To coordinate all interventions there will be a single figure of reference, which the patient will meet during the first visit and that will follow the treatment process until any intervention, rehabilitation and subsequent checks, according to an entirely dedicated and personalized path.
Exams in one day
Among the many services provided by the clinic there are also visits and diagnostic examinations performed in a single day. These include X-rays, ultrasound, electromyography, CT and magnetic resonance imaging.
What diseases are treated at the HMC Arese?
At the Humanitas Medical Care Arese hand surgery clinic, patients can find assistance for the most frequent hand diseases, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, snap finger, De Quervain’s tendonitis, rhizoarthritis, Dupuytren’s disease, wrist cysts, as well as many other problems of degenerative-arthrosis, traumatic (work and sport) and inflammatory origin.
For carpal tunnel syndrome, the decompression of the median nerve takes about two minutes and is normally performed with endoscopic technique under local anesthesia. It involves a wrist incision of a few millimeters, where no stitches are placed, but only a small patch, allowing the patient to resume normal daily activities from the day after surgery.
How does minimally invasive surgery work?
Minimally invasive surgery is carried out at Humanitas Mater Domini in Castellanza and at the San Pio X center in Milan. The center uses arthroscopic techniques for the repair of ligamentous lesions of the wrist, endoscopic techniques for the treatment of many other diseases, stabilization with percutaneous screws of the fractures of the scaphoid and phalanges of the hands, agoo short circuit use of collagenase for the resolution of contracture in Dupuytren’s disease and more.
All techniques are characterized by very low surgical trauma and low invasiveness in the post-operative stage. All operations also include hospitalizations of only one day and ensure the reduction of post-operative pain and early functional recovery through advanced rehabilitation pathways that begin on the day of surgery. In this way, the patient can resume daily activities in the shortest possible time.