Reconstruction: Philosophy

Hand reconstruction of any sort must take into account a variety of factors which affect the chances of having a satisfactory result - satisfactory to the patient, the patient's family and the surgeon. These include:

One must strive to remain optimistic yet practical. Many interventions are possible, but some require an inordinate amount of luck to be successful. It must be clear to all involved that some hand operations may require a year or more for recovery.
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