Dr Jill Tomlinson has undertaken additional specialist training in hand, wrist and microsurgery and offers a complete range of hand and wrist surgical services which are described in detail at the Melbourne Hand Surgery website. The surgical and non-surgical services provided include the treatment of :
- Arthritis - including osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome - including endoscopic and open surgery
- Dislocations of the hand and wrist joints
- Dupuytren's disease - including minimally invasive surgery, needle aponeurotomy
- Fractures - of bones in the fingers, hand and wrist
- Hand rejuvenation
- Hand and wrist infections
- Hand and wrist injuries - including microsurgical repair of damage to tendons, nerves, arteries
- Nerve compression and pain
- Tendon ruptures and inflammation
What is Hand Surgery?
Hand surgery is an area of medicine that treats conditions of the fingers, hand, wrist and forearm. The treatment may be surgical or non-surgical depending on the condition. Hand surgeons are either plastic surgeons or orthopaedic surgeons who have undertaken additional post-fellowship training specifically in hand surgery.
Hand surgeons work closely with hand therapists, whose work is integral to the achievement of optimal functional outcomes. Hand therapists are either occupational therapists or physiotherapists who have undertaken special training in the management of hand and wrist conditions. Hand therapy may include involve the construction of splints, advice on graduated exercise regimens, scar management and desensitisation.