I was born in Lüleburgaz, in 1969. After graduating from Nişantaşı Anatolian High School (English High school), I completed my medical training at the Faculty of Dentistry of Istanbul University in 1995.
Hand Surgery is a comprehensive specialty looking at problems affecting the upper extremity. We focus specifically on issues affecting the elbows through the fingertips. These issues typically arise from acute trauma (fractures, dislocations, lacerations of tendons, nerves, arteries and ligaments), reconstruction for untreated trauma, arthritic conditions, overuse injuries, tumors/masses, nerve compression (carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel) and other acquired conditions.
Hand Surgery at Eren uses the latest advances in non surgical and surgical treatment to get the best outcomes for our patients. Our department works closely with Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation to ensure quick access to any further diagnostic studies. When surgery becomes necessary, our team based approach will work to restore your function, decrease your pain, and provide you the service you deserve.
Hand Surgery can be medical or cosmetic, and are aimed at either correcting or improving the different unwanted or unaesthetic conditions arising out of injuries, birth defects and accidents. A simpler way to put this would be – if you have any condition or symptom that affects how your hands look or feel, hand surgery procedures can help you get desired results with relative ease.
Anyone who is unhappy or uncomfortable with how their hands look, feel and function can be a candidate for hand surgery procedures. Typical conditions that require hand surgeries include:
Infections, such as those that lead to the formation of fluid-filled cysts or ganglions.
Injuries like fractures, dislocations or deep cuts, bruises, and so on, which change the aesthetics and function of hands. Revered fingers can also be re-attached or re-constructed with hand surgery procedures.
Degenerative conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and so on, which occur gradually because of age and other factors, cause pain and change how the hands function.
Congenital deformities or birth defects, which cause your hands to have a different structure or appearance than normal.
There are a multitude of hand surgery procedures, which are performed under general or local anesthesia, depending upon the actual, underlying condition. Here are seven common types:
Surgical drainage – Where wounds caused by infections are cleaned of the debris or fluid, to promote healing or prevent further infections.
Skin grafts and flaps – Where skin from other parts of the body is taken to replace unhealthy skin, or to attach to part of the hand that has missing skin.
Tendon or nerve repair – Where damage to tendons or nerves of the hand is reduced or repaired, using surgical procedures.
Fasciotomy– Where early stages of compartment syndromes are treated using surgical incisions for releasing extra pressure.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery – Where pressure on the affected nerve is removed by surgically removing the tissue causing the pressure.
Arthroplasty – Where severely damaged joints (due to arthritis) are replaced with an artificial joint using surgical procedures. This procedure is also known simply as Rheumatoid Arthritis Surgery.
Replantation – Where amputated fingers or hands are re-attached to the affected area using micro-surgery.