First In Odisha: Special Hand Clinic Opened At AIIMS-Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: To provide comprehensive care for different hand-related issues, a special hand clinic has started functioning at the Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery of AIIMS-Bhubaneswar.

The first-of-its-kind clinic in Odisha will attend to cases every Tuesday from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm at the Plastic Surgery OPD complex in collaboration with the Orthopaedic and PMR department.

AIIMS-Bhubaneswar Executive Director Prof (Dr) Ashutosh Biswas said that the special hand clinic at AIIMS will help people from all age groups to get complete care for tendon and nerve injuries, fractures, dislocations and strains, amputations, carpal tunnel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis.  “AIIMS Bhubaneswar is always committed to serving people through its innovative approach,” he added.

Burns and Plastic Surgery Associate Prof Dr Santanu Suba will be in charge of the clinic. “The clinic will cover a broad spectrum of conditions including tendonitis, hand contractures, soft tissue injuries, burns, diabetes, anomalies present at birth, brachial plexus injury, post-radiation and post-infected lymphedema, he said.

Similarly, there will be a care facility for functional assessment and activities designed to increase motion, dexterity and strength, AIIMS-Bhubaneswar said in a release.

Compression therapy and edema management, scar tissue management, sensitization, sensory re-education and sensory compensation techniques will also be provided to patients. “Therapeutic modalities for tissue and joint preconditioning to minimize pain and stiffness, joint protection and energy conservation training, techniques and suggestions for assistive devices, manual therapy, custom-made orthotics to help protect the hand after surgery, immobilizing it, correct an injury or deformity, pain management and training for using prosthetics will also be there in the special hand clinic,” Dr Suba added.

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