Mission Statement

Emirates Hand Surgery Society

promotes the pursuit of excellence in hand surgery by conducting scientific meetings, endorses training, liaison with national and international surgical and allied specialties bodies, and undertaking hand surgery teaching. We strive to improve the care of patients with hand injuries and hand disorders in the UAE, through public education and research.

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Hand Surgery

is surgery of the hand, the wrist and the peripheral nerves of the upper limb. It also encompasses reconstructive surgery that improves upper and lower limbs function.

Many disorders and injuries of the hand are treated without surgery, using splints, taping, injections and hand physiotherapy.

A typical hand surgery operation is performed as a day-case under a regional anaesthesia (injected in the armpit, to numb the entire arm) or under local anaesthesia (injected beneath the skin at the site of surgery). The patient is awake or lightly sedated, according to preference.

General anaesthesia and/or overnight stay in hospital are unusual but are required for some operations on the hand. The surgeon uses fine instruments to handle the delicate structures in the hand, and may use magnifying glasses (loupes) or an operating microscope for repair of the small nerves and arteries in the hand.

Post-operative treatment by a hand therapist is essential for optimal recovery after some types of hand surgery.

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Board Members

Dr. Khalid Alawadi

Dr. Khalid Alawadi


Plastic and Hand Surgeon, Hand and Microsurgery Unit, Trauma Department, Rashid Hospital, UAE

Dr. Ehab Aldlyami

Dr. Ehab Aldlyami

Vice President

Consultant Hand & Wrist Orthopaedic Surgeon, Adam Vital Hospital Dubai, UAE

Dr. Nebojsa Jovanovic

Dr. Nebojsa Jovanovic

General Secretary

Orthopaedic Surgeon and Traumatologist-Hand Surgeon, Rashid Hospital, UAE

Dr. Jose Manuel Rojo Manuete

Dr. Jose Manuel Rojo Manuete

Scientific Committee

Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hand Surgeon, Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, UAE

Dr. Basem Saraj

Dr. Basem Saraj

Cultural Committee

Consultant, DHA, Rashid Hospital, UAE

Hand Surgeon

A Hand Surgeon is an experienced clinician with appropriate specialised training, diagnostic capability, surgical dexterity, specific professional qualifications who provides comprehensive care.

Some Hand Surgeons also include in their remit either the elbow or the elbow and shoulder, in which case the term ‘Upper Limb Surgeon’ is more appropriate.

Some surgeons use the descriptor Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon or Plastic and Reconstructive Hand Surgeon to define more closely their subspecialty.

Some Hand Surgeons subspecialise yet further and manage more complex conditions such as microsurgical reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, brachial plexus surgery, joint replacement and congenital hand surgery.


Our Activities

The Emirates Hand Surgery Society (EHSS) will hold an annual scientific meeting, webinars and case seminars multiple times every year.


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Complex hand fracture and Cardiac Amyloidosis Diagnosis & Treatment
Ortho-plastic Approach in Upper Extremity and Cardiac Amyloidosis, The Role of Hand Surgeon in Suspecting and Referral
EMG Biofeed Back Presentation Phalangeal Fractured Managed With Traction
Nerve transfer versus tendons transfer in high radial nerve palsy
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10 do's and don'ts
Peadiatric Phalangeal Neck Fractures
Management of scaphoid Fractures
A Novel way to assess and treat tfcc tears
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