Patient, young woman, domestic accident when her hands got trapped by electric blinds. After more than twelve hours in the operating room, Dr Piñal and his surgical unit managed to restore functionality of the patient’s upper limbs through a combination of reconstructive microsurgery techniques (following video with english subtitles).
With success rates above 95% in his interventions, Dr. Piñal is considered one of the world’s upper limb best surgeons. A trajectory built, among other medical fields,
There is no narrow definition of catastrophic hand, but with these couple of terms we describe an upper limb with limited functionality, bone malunions and aesthetical damages (mutilations and amputations,
In ‘The catastrophic hand (I). The patient experience: hopes, plans and microsurgery’, we talk with Dr. Del Piñal on the characteristics and surgical and psychological challenges posed by transforming a catastrophic hand in one acceptable.
The absence of armed conflicts and better labour security conditions have reduced the incidence oftraumatic hand injuries in Western countries.