Has your hand injury been evaluated correctly?
Sonja Cerovac talks about the importance of hand injury evaluation in Spire St Anthony's Hospital GP Newsletter.
Hand injuries are common and even the most trivial ones can be annoying as interfering with invaluable tasks that hands perform for us on a daily basis. Delicate anatomy and biomechanics of the wrist and fingers provide us with amazing dexterity, strength and precision at the same time. Finesse may however; easily be compromised by trauma as scarring and stiffness inevitably accompany tissue damage. Tendon, nerves, ligaments, joints and bones are positioned relatively superficially, making the hand an organ susceptible to accidents. It is essential to seek specialist assessment and input early in order to ensure accurate initial evaluation and to avoid debilitating outcomes.
Read more in Spire St Anthony’s Hospital GP Newsletter:
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