Melbourne Hand Surgery 

Coronavirus update: Melbourne Hand Surgery has mechanisms to protect our patients and staff while we continue to provide healthcare services. All consultations are now conducted via telehealth (phone or videoconference), except where we have previously confirmed the requirement for an in-person physical examination or wound care management.  Only emergency surgery is being conducted in hospitals for the foreseeable future, in keeping with Government directives. 

If our practice is unable to physically open for business at any point in the coming weeks or months we will communicate this to existing scheduled patients via email and SMS (please do not attempt to reply other than with Y or N to an SMS, as the automated system does not facilitate this). Incoming telephone calls and receipt of voicemail messages may be temporarily affected by such a change. We will use this website banner to update you on changes to our practice and the availability of non-urgent procedures and surgery in the weeks and months ahead. Thank you for your understanding as our entire community works through these unprecedented and rapidly evolving times together (last updated: 4 April 2020).

ePatients welcome at Melbourne Hand Surgery

At Melbourne Hand Surgery we respect and appreciate ePatients. We hope that our website resources and eCommunication help you to be equipped, enabled, empowered, engaged, equal, emancipated and expert. The resources on this website are provided as an adjunct to your treatment by Melbourne Hand Surgery, and we hope that you will find them useful in becoming equipped to manage your symptoms, enabled to make choices about your hand condition and engaged in your own care.

TMulticolorHand 1001he best hand surgery outcomes occur with a successful partnership between a patient, a surgeon and a hand therapist. A successful partnership requires trust, communication, collaboration and mutual respect. There may be times when you are advised to wear a splint, or when you are advised to perform certain exercises. Sometimes wearing a splint is mandatory, sometimes it is for your comfort only. Sometimes exercises are to be done gently and occasionally, other times they are to be done as often as you can. Some types of pain are a sign that you should contact your doctor or therapist; other types of pain are fine to push through. We know that you want your hand to get better as quickly as possible, and that you will be in the best position to make sensible choices and decisions about what to do (or what not to do) if you know why we have recommended a certain exercise, splint or therapy.

If you have any suggestions or feedback about how we can improve our resources and explanations please let us know - and thanks for reading!

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