Hand and Wrist

Hand and Wrist Surgery at Woodland Hospital

Hand and Wrist

The hand and wrist are made up of many different bones, there are 27 bones alone in the hand and a further 13 in the wrist, including 8 carpal bones therefore the opportunity for you to feel pain where some of these joints are located is high.

Treatment for hand and wrist pain

At Woodland Hospital we have a highly experienced and professional team of Orthopaedic Surgeons that can diagnose, treat and manage all types of hand and wrist problems.

Here are some of the surgeries we perform at Woodland Hospital for hand and wrist conditions:

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a relatively common condition and women are two to three times more likely to suffer from it than men. It causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes dull or sharp pains in the hand and the fingers. 

A carpal tunnel release can usually be performed under local anaesthetic and usually takes about a quarter of an hour. Your surgeon will make a small cut in the palm of your hand. They will then cut the tight ligament (called the flexor retinaculum) that forms the roof of the carpal tunnel. 
Read more about carpal tunnel syndrome

Dupuytren’s disease is a condition where scar-like tissue forms just beneath the skin of the fingers and the palm of the hand. Over time, this fibrous tissue can contract and force one or more fingers to curl up into the palm.This is known as Dupuytren’s contracture

There are several methods to treat Dupytren's Contracture dependent upon the severity of the disease. Your surgeon will discuss the options and treatment plans that are open to you. 
Read more about Dupuytren's Fasciectomy

  • Trigger finger

Trigger finger is a condition that affects one or more of the hand's tendons, making it difficult to bend the affected finger or thumb. If the tendon becomes swollen and inflamed it can 'catch' in the tunnel it runs through (the tendon sheath). This can make it difficult to move the affected finger or thumb and can result in a clicking sensation.

If the condition gets worse, your finger may get stuck in a bent position and then suddenly pop straight. Eventually, it may not fully bend or straighten.

Read more about the other Orthopaedic procedures available at Woodland Hospital. [link to Ortho landing page].

 

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