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Do hand surgeons put in hand implants or replace joints if you have really bad arthritis in the hand or fingers?

Yes: Depends on age, activity level and which finger, how many fingers and which joint. Fusion is generally a more durable treatment and more useful for certain joints but replacement is a option for others.Generally in an arthritic hand with multiple joints both are used. ...Read more

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How do I get steady hands to become a surgeon?

How do I get steady hands to become a surgeon?

Steady hands: Surgical skills are a combination of clinical knowledge and manual dexterity. I believe that it is simply practice and spending the time to learn. That is why surgical residencies are so long. Steadiness comes with practice. Avoiding caffeine, breathing excercises, and meditation help. I advise avoiding beta blockers if possible. More important than steady hands is dedication and compassion. ...Read more

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What type of surgeon who only operates on hands?

What type of surgeon who only operates on hands?

A hand specialist: is an orthopedic surgeon with advance training in hands. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hand surgeon?

What is the definition or description of: hand surgeon?

Hand Surgeon:: A hand surgeon deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity (commonly from the tip of the hand to the shoulder) including injury and infection. Hand surgery may be practiced by graduates of orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery and it is preferrable to see a fellowship trained hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Where can I go to find a hand surgeon?

Go to ASSH.org: http://www.assh.org/public/pages/handsurgeons.aspx this link will take you to a page where you can find a hand surgeon near you who is board certified in the hand surgery. ...Read more

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My hands have blistered and peeled after neck surgery is that ok or do I need to get a hold of my neuro surgeon and go back in sooner?

My hands have blistered and peeled after neck surgery is that ok or do I need to get a hold of my neuro surgeon and go back in sooner?

Unusual: This is unusual and could represent a medical disease, adverse medical reaction to antibiotics or other reaction. It is important to discuss with your care provider. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my hands are slightly shaky (not a ton, not even noticable really) could i still become a neurosurgeon, or a cardiothoracic surgeon ?

Can you tell me if my hands are slightly shaky (not a ton, not even noticable really) could i still become a neurosurgeon, or a cardiothoracic surgeon ?

Depends: Becoming a neurosurgeon requires many years of specialized training. To begin, you must have completed medical school with outstanding academic performance. Along the way, you would need to first learn if it even appealed to you. If the hand tremor is mild, it would not be an advantage but may be something that you could compensate for. Good luck. ...Read more

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Surgeon with trembling hands any good?

Surgeon with trembling hands any good?

May be very good: This is just another variable, if the tremor is mild, and dissapears when he performs volitonal activities, like surgery he has done for 5-10 years, the tremors mean nothing. The 10, 000 h. Rule (malcom gladwell) is a better indicator of performance. ...Read more

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Who would go to a surgeon whose hands shake?

Who would go to a surgeon whose hands shake?

Hands shake: Not sure if the shaking is yours or the surgeon. I would kinda hesitate if it was the surgeon who is going to operate on me. ...Read more

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