Hand & Wrist Surgery
Healthy hands are essential to our everyday functioning and wellbeing - Just consider how few are the moments when you are not using your hands to do something. Yet usually we only recognise how invaluable our hands are once they are injured or in pain. Repetitive loading of the wrist, hands and/or fingers over the years may easily lead to premature wear of joints and tendons. Bear that in mind whenever you feel pain in your hands during demanding tasks – perhaps jobs can be done differently and hands nurtured for a change.
Previous pages provide basic information on the most common conditions seen in the hand clinics. It is impossible and unnecessary to list and describe all abnormalities seen and dealt with in the hand clinics. The pathology is wide-ranging, intriguingly unpredictable and individual. Besides, no two patients are the same.
List below illustrates a variety of additional post-traumatic or ‘wear and tear’ disorders and/or treatments that I can hopefully, help you with:
- gamekeepers / skiers thumb injury (repair and reconstruction of torn ulnar collateral ligament)*
- finger joint dislocations
- deformities and stiffness of the hand and wrist
- wrist instability after perilunate dislocations of the wrist joint
- Nail surgery (nail bed lacerations and old injuries, nail biopsy, nail plate ablation)*
- abnormal swelling around the tendons (tenosynovectomy)
- rheumatoid hand and finger deformities
- flexor tendon reconstructions after neglected/missed tendon injuries*
- nerve defects requiring grafting
- tendon transfers
- tendonitis and repetitive strain injury*
- painful joint spurs (requiring surgical clearing)
- stump revisions and reshaping (after finger amputations)
- correction of finger rotational deformities (derotational osteotomies)
- finger joint unlocking (arthrolysis)*
- release of adhesions around tendons (tenolysis)
- release of adhesions around nerves (neurolysis)
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
It is not unusual that non-specialist staff ‘mislabel’ conditions which may lead to you continuing to worry unnecessarily or equally, ignore something that needs to be corrected early. Equally, over the years I had consulted a lot of patients who did not need active input at all, but had been wrongly advised beforehand. If you have concerns about the symptoms unfavorably affecting your hand, please feel free to arrange consultation with Sonja. Her specialist assessment, will reassure you by providing the exact diagnosis so that specific and targeted treatment can be implemented without delay.
Urgent concern after your surgery ?
Please ring the hospital where you have been operated on or my secretary and they will get in touch with me