X-ray of a hand.

Pathologies that affect the upper limbs are a frequent cause of medical consultation and incapacity for work, according to the specialists of the Multidisciplinary Unit of Upper Limb of the Quirónsalud Marbella Hospital. Its manifestations depend on the profile of the patient. «There are pathologies linked to a repeat movement at work, injuries that occur due to the habitual practice of sport either professionally or amateurishly, and those originating in accident«, Says the specialist of the Service of Orthopedic and Traumatological Surgery from the Marbella hospital, the doctor Bruno Flament Mulpas.

In the medical field, the Upper Limb covers the extension of the arms and the subdivisions that compose them: shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers. With the evolution of the human being, their movements have also changed, from the simplest gestures to movements of maximum difficulty. When a lesion surfaces, the loss of autonomy it is immediate and can even be disabling.

Fractures, dislocations and sublimations, tendinopathies, bursitis or neuropaths they are the most common pathologies. Quirónsalud’s new model of patient care responds to all of them, with a diagnosis and a recovery model planned and personalized for each patient, and with the intervention of the different hospital specialists (Traumatology, Physical Medicine and Rheumatology Rehabilitation, Nutrition, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy).

The severity of the injury, the life habits of the patient or his age are the factors that determine the choice of the appropriate treatment, which is evaluated in the Multidisciplinary Unit of Upper Limb having as a priority to guarantee the maximum quality of life to the patient. Main surgical procedures used in upper limb pathology are:

  • Arthroscopic surgery of shoulder: treatment of cuff injuries.
  • Subacromial syndrome, instability, acromio-clavicular joint injuries, benign tumors.
  • Arthroplasties shoulder: partial prostheses, total prostheses, prosthesis rescue.
  • Arthroscopic elbow and wrist surgery: ligamentous injuries, synovial and cartilage pathology, benign tumor pathology.
  • Reconstructive surgery of complex fractures of the Upper Limb.

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