Dr Lewis Blennerhassett is a leading Perth hand surgeon skilled in treating hand injuries in both adults and children. He has more than 25 years experience in a vast range of surgical repair procedures, including hand nerve, tendon, ligament and bone injury repair.
He provides management and surgical repair of acute injuries, sports injuries, workplaces injuries, lacerations or fractures.
Trained extensively in hand surgery – including a period training and working in Boston, USA - he now teaches other surgeons.
Over the past two decades, he has worked at Perth’s major teaching hospitals, often on call 24/7 to surgically repair hand injuries from trauma, accidents and sporting mishaps.
Dr Blennerhassett’s reconstructive skills from his additional plastic surgery training ensure that his hand surgery is meticulous and precise, meeting the highest standards of safety.
He is experienced and skilled in microsurgery, a surgical procedure that involves using a high-powered microscope during an operation to repair tiny blood vessels and nerves - some as small as a human hair.
Based in Perth, hand injury surgeon Dr Lewis Blennerhassett personally oversees your care from your first consultation through to full recovery. He is a great communicator and always happy to answer questions.
Injury and trauma to the hand can result in damage to the 27 bones (including the 8 bones of the wrist) or associated structures - muscles, skin, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joint cartilage, arteries, veins, and fingernails.
Injuries can be the result of a blunt force - such as falls and crushing injuries - or from sharp lacerations causing damage to skin, nerves, arteries and tendons.
Common hand injuries by age group
Adults - workplace, sport or home accident
Elderly - falls
Older Children – sport-related.
Toddlers – fractures and lacerations (common because they use their hands to explore)
Infants – Fingertip injuries
*See more on the cause and types of hand injuries in our news section.