WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIMB BREAKS

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WHAT IS HAND, ARM, FINGER, FOOT AND LEG LIMB BREAK?

Hand, arm, finger, foot and leg breaks occur due to accidents and are one of the traumas that most scare patients. But thanks to advanced technology, limb breaks can be treated using microsurgery, and the patient can get their old mobility. Turkey Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Associate Doctor gave us information about the microsurgery method, which is vital for limb breaks and disintegration.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIMB BREAKS

Thanks to microsurgery, which is made in the human body for structures too small to be interfered with by the naked eye, vascular and nerve structures smaller than 1 millimeter can be repaired. By combining the severed body limbs with reconstructive microsurgery, they can perform their normal functions. After surgery, nerve and vascular structures can perform their former functions by removing stitches as thin as a strand of hair.

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MICROSURGERY IS MOST OFTEN APPLIED IN THESE CASES

– Novelties or losses of muscle and tissue.

– Finger breaks and loss of tissue in the end joint of the fingers.

– Tissue crushing.

– In the rupture of tendons together with the Anchor Point located on the bone

– Incisions in veins and nerves, as well as tendons and nerve transplants.

– For the treatment of nerve compression.

– When the limb is transplanted to another part of the body, along with the bone and the veins that feed it.

– Composite transfer of vascular tissue, muscle and skin to a different part of the body Nov.

– Microsurgery technique is used to remove tumors that exist in the musculoskeletal system Nov.

Microscopes and magnifying optical glasses are performed with the help of very small hand tools. Thanks to specially manufactured surgical instruments for the elimination of damage to microstructures in the human body, damaged vascular and nerve structures less than 1 millimeter are repaired. As a result of repairing vessels and nerves, it becomes possible to restore damaged blood flow and lost nerve function. Thanks to Reconstructive Microsurgery, severed body limbs are combined, allowing them to perform their normal functions. Due to the low incision of the skin and novelties, this technique, in which recovery after surgery is also fast, is also applied in vascular and nerve injuries caused by work accidents.

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EVEN A TOE CAN BE SEWN UP INSTEAD OF A SEVERED FINGER

For the operations defined as free tissue transplantation by microsurgery in Turkey methods are also performed successfully. Vascular tissues taken from different parts of the body are transplanted to areas with open wounds and tissue deficiencies. It is also applied in end surgery, such as transplantation of the toe instead of the severed hand finger. Thanks to microsurgery, tissue disorders that develop due to limb damage, breaks, organ transplants and organ cancers can be intervened. By microsurgery, which is performed to repair sensory and movement losses in peripheral nerves that come out of the spinal cord and extend to the tip of the limbs, functional nerves are transferred to other areas of the body. As a result of surgery, tissues and limbs can regain sensation and movement. This technique is also used in the incision and fragmentation of the nerve structure. Bone, tissue, vascular and nerve parts are repaired and transferred to the relevant region of the vessel, nerve and bone taken from different parts of the body to perform its function.

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NOVELIZATION OF MUSCLES AND NERVES

By reconstructive microsurgery, completely severed limb or organ parts are brought together and it is aimed to restore its normal function. In replantation, the goal is to feed the severed part, and then repair the nerve and novelization beams that provide sensory, motor and other functions. In cases where blood circulation is not completely separated from the body, but blood circulation cannot be achieved, the condition of Re-circulation is called ‘revascularization’.

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SURGICAL EXPERIENCE IN TURKEY IS VERY IMPORTANT

Amputation, which often occurs due to work and road accidents, especially results in hand and finger breaks. The correct and functional stitching of the severed tissue in its place depends as much on the damage to the tissue as on the experience of the surgeon. If a broken or severed vein cannot be repaired with the correct microsurgery technique, the amputated body tissue loses its viability, leading to irreversible loss of tissue. In this type of accident and injury, proper maintenance of the part separated from the bloodstream is extremely important for the treatment to be carried out.

Depending on the type of procedure performed, the priority in microsurgical interventions performed under armpit nerve blockade or general anesthesia is to maintain tissue viability and minimize loss of sensation and function. Vascular and tendon repair is performed to ensure blood circulation after the intervention of the bone ends, which are combined with special screws and wires. Repair of nerve endings is achieved and the operation is completed. In order for the severed limbs to be stitched into place, it is very important to reach the medical facility without wasting time after the accident.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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