HAND SURGERY IS THE HIGHLY SKILLED ART OF COMBINING ORTHOPAEDIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY TO RELIEVE PAIN AND RESTORE FUNCTION IN THE MOST COMPLEX, MIRACULOUSLY ENGINEERED ANATOMICAL STRUCTURE.

 

What is hand surgery?


Hand surgery is a speciality that is performed by either orthopaedic surgeons (bone doctors) or plastic surgeons. The beauty of hand surgery is that it is a combination of bone work (like fractures of bones) and reconstruction of soft tissues (skin, tendons, nerve and muscle and blood vessels). These are usually very intimately related, and most hand surgeons have done extra training in order to equip them to manage these intricate surgical procedures.

Dr van der Spuy’s practice is geared to manage a wide range of conditions, including fractures of the upper limb, lumps, pinched nerves, micro-surgical repair of damaged nerves, blood vessels and tendons, and soft tissue reconstruction. His practice manages traumatic injuries like fractures, lacerations or joint dislocations, as well as chronic conditions like arthritis (osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), gout, and the management of less common congenital hand anomalies.

Dr van der Spuy also offers a super specialised service catering for the needs of sportsmen and musicians.


PATIENT FEEDBACK


PATIENT FEEDBACK

I would simply like to place on record my heartfelt thanks to Dirk and his fantastic team. You have assembled an amazing team, of caring professionals – and as a result the practice provides exceptional service far beyond expectations. I feel lucky to have been fortunate enough to have benefitted from your combined skills. “Thank you” seems so inadequate – but it comes with sincerity and appreciation.