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Hand Surgery in Mexico

Hospitals and medical centers in Mexico performing Hand Surgery.
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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).


Hand Surgery is available at Galenia Hospital

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Christian Armando Mantecon Dominguez

Orthopedics and Spine Surgery

Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez

Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.


Hand Surgery is available at Hospital Velmar

Cabo Orthopaedics

A specialized orthopedics clinic with four board certified physicians, affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The Cabo clinic treats over 100 foreign patients annually, mainly from the USA and Canada.


Hand Surgery is available at Cabo Orthopaedics

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Gerardo Mangino

Orthopedics, Joint Replacement

Salutaris Medical Center

A short-stay surgical clinic and outpatient facility specializing in cosmetic, general and orthopedic surgery. The clinic is accustomed to treating patients from the United States, Latin America and Europe.


Hand Surgery is available at Salutaris Medical Center

Oasis of Hope Hospital

A modern, high tech medical and surgical facility catering to cancer patients and doubles as a cancer research institution as well.


Hand Surgery is available at Oasis of Hope Hospital

Baja Orthopedics

A specialized orthopedic clinic from Tijuana with three orthopedic specialists, all of which speak English and regularly treat American patients. The clinic was established in 1990, is ISO certifiede, and all doctors speak English.


Hand Surgery is available at Baja Orthopedics

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.


Hand Surgery is available at San Angel Hospital

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Dr. Luis Hernández Romero

Orthopedics and Traumatology

Dr. Heriberto Sastré López

Traumatology and Orthopedics
Hip and Knee Reconstruction

San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.


Hand Surgery is available at San Javier Hospital

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.


Hand Surgery is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.


Hand Surgery is available at Hospital Country 2000

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Dr. Rafael Ortega Orozco

Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Rafael A.Jiménez, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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About Hand Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Hand Surgery?

Hand surgery is a medical procedure that treats disorders of the hand, wrist and forearm. The hand is an important part of the body, without it, most functions would become impossible for a person. A hand surgeon is trained to correct any disorder that prevents normal function. This can be achieved through both surgical and non-surgical means.


The diagnosis of the hand will involve taking patients medical history. In addition, the diagnosing physician may require the patient to perform some light exercises. This is important in assessing the range of motion. It allows the doctor to determine which tendons and muscles are injured.

In the case of injury, the doctor may order a wound culture. This is necessary especially if the injury was due to a bite. It helps eliminate other illnesses such as rabbis. The doctor also gently palpates the hand. This is in order to determine the extent of the injury; a broken bone is usually tender to touch.

He or she may also perform a needle prick test. The doctor will prick the hand at various points with a sterile needle to determine sensation. This test is conducted in order to determine if there have been any nerve damage.

Other tests that are performed are an x-ray scan. In addition, a Doppler flowmeter test can be conducted. This test determines if there is any blood flow in the hand. It helps to determine if the tissues have too badly affected and have started dying off.


In some cases, surgery is not performed. He doctor may give the patient corticosteroid injections to ease swellings. In the case of physical injury, the patient will also be given antibacterial medication to ward off infections. The hand is usually tied in bandages to restrict movement.

This is done in order to allow the bone fractures time to heal. In addition, the tendons and ligaments need time to heal without being exposed to vigorous movement. In most cases, the hand is placed in a suspended state, to prevent use.

Days admitted : In most instances, an operation may require that one stays overnight for observation. However, this may not always be the case, especially if there is no surgery needed. The patient will rarely spend more than a day in the hospital. This is unless there are other injuries that are no hand related.

After care : The recovery process from a hand disorder can take a few days, week or months. Most hand injuries rarely go beyond six months. The recovery process will involve a scheduled visit to the doctor to determine if it is healing normally. In addition, it will involve recommended exercise after the hand is healed. The exercise must be conducted under supervision to prevent being reinjured. There are specialists who are trained to help make the recovery process quicker and more fruitful. A good diet will also be advisable during the recovery process. It will assist the body to rebuild damaged tissue to its former state. The specialist will normally give a guideline of the foods to eat.

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