This page gives readers an overview of the range of surgical operations that are in the field of Hand and Arm surgery, which Mr Savage regularly performs in his NHS and Private practice. These treatments are tailored to individual requirements and others are available for less common conditions.
Anaesthesia is performed to the highest standards, according to the requirements of the operation, either by regional block anaesthetic, general anaesthetic, or local anaesthetic.
Mr Savage uses a new technique called 'wide awake local anaesthetic', which combines adrenaline with lignocaine, for medium to small hand procedures. The main advantages are that it is almost painless to administer and it reduces bleeding so that the uncomfortable arm tourniquet is not required. Many procedures which are performed under local or regional anaesthetic are followed by only modest to minor post-surgery pain.
In most cases dissolvable skin stitches are used, so that stitch removal is not required when the surgical wound has healed.