Changes during Coronavirus Outbreak
Covid-19 pandemic has led to almost complete disruption of healthcare provision in the private sector over the last few weeks.
To assist patients in these difficult times, I am offering virtual and/or telephone consultations for the follow up appointments and new patients in need of urgent interventions or simply wishing to discuss potential treatment in the future.
Phone or virtual oconsultation via one of recognised platforms (Skype, Zoom, Nye etc.), allow us to stay in touch, check on your progress and discuss if and what treatment might be suitable for new patients. There is a lot to take on board during first consultations: learning about your condition, treatment options, benefits, risk and complications of possible surgery requires time and understanding and is essential in dispersing anxieties of unknown. At least, we can create a provisional treatment plan and put your mind at rest, whilst awaiting safe conditions for in-person consultation at the later stage. Stay informed, stay safe, stay at home.
If you would like to arrange virtual consultation, please contact my PA on 0845 026 7776 or via mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Joint replacement surgery for thumb arthritis – practice modifications
Our department recently commenced a prospective audit on use of two component carpo-metacarpal prosthesis, in management of thumb basal joint arthrosis. Thumb osteoarthritis is a common condition and many patients are in need of surgical input in order to alleviate disability. Immediate and 6 months post surgery results presented below, are encouraging, but monitoring continues.
New modified rehabilitation regime for internally fixed metacarpal fractures
Metacarpal fractures account for 40% of all hand injuries and up to 44% of all hand fractures. While we are still collecting and processed data, preliminary results are suggesting that splint is neither needed, nor beneficial for patients who have undergone uncomplicated, rigid, internal fixation of metacarpal fractures.
Ten year study on use of special implants for thumb arthritis published in JHS
In my practice, interposition arthroplasty using pyrocarbon implants still represents a useful and reliable treatment option in the surgical treatment of early thumb basal joint arthritis.
Advances in Hand Surgery 2021
I was delighted to participate in Advances in Hand Surgery Course which connected virtually so many surgeons, trainees and therapists over the last 3 days.
All enquiries are handled
by the Practice Manager:
Tel: +44 (0) 845 026 7776
Miss Sonja Cerovac
Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2SB