Multiple Tissue Trauma

The hand is made up of many different structures and types of tissue. Multiple tissue trauma includes damage to two or more types of tissues and can include injury to the following:

  • Skin
  • Bones
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Nerves
  • Arteries & Veins

Trauma that involves many different structures in the hand is generally the result of a crush injury or a laceration (cut) and may require surgery to repair individual structures. Rehabilitation after multiple tissue trauma can be complicated, as there are many different structures healing at different rates. An array of treatment methods are utilised during the treatment of multi-trauma to the hand. In depth knowledge of involved structures and respective healing timeframes is also utilised by Hand Works, to ensure optimal results and early return to function.

Rehabilitation plans are usually formed with the patient, as well as consultation with other key stakeholders such as insurer, GPs, surgeons, vocational rehabilitation providers, and the patient’s employer.

Treatment may include: wound care, scar management, orthosis fabrication/provision, swelling management, de-sensitisation/re-sensitisation, active exercises, passive stretches, strengthening and work recommendations.