We only realise how many simple and complex movements we unconsciously perform with our hands every day when this tool fails to function normally. The demands on our hands have grown enormously. It is therefore not surprising that hand surgery has developed into an independent specialist area. I can afford to specialise exclusively in the functional unit of the hand (including the elbow).
The hand with its special anatomical structure and its complex tendons and joint structures is a particularly delightful challenge which enthuses and fascinates me.