Hand surgery is a specialist area dealing with all the multitude of conditions and injuries of the hand. The hand is a complicated machine and organism. There are combinations of mechanisms such as joint, ligaments, tendons and muscles to perform the tasks we do everyday. Feedback from sensation provided by nerves helps control these mechanisms.
There is an envelope of skin that has its own degrees of complexity.
Being part of our whole organism, a detailed knowledge of the biology of tissue maintenance and repair is also part of the specialty of hand surgery.
The surgical specialty of hand surgery requires the skills, knowledge and experience of managing all of these parts.