The purpose of hand rehabilitation is to allow the patient to regain lost functions as a result of surgeries performed due to injuries or traumas (such as ruptures of finger, hand arm). Hand therapist must maintain the treatment following the surgery in order for the surgeries to result in success.
Hand rehabilitation is also applied for the cases not requiring surgery (i.e. overuse syndrome observed in musicians).
Splint applications and hand therapy can also ensure rehabilitation in carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, swan neck deformity and boutonniere deformity observed in housewives and desk job workers.