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Our procedures cover three main kinds of problems with the appearance or function of your hand:
- those that result from injury
- abnormalities you were born with
- those arising from degenerative conditions such as arthritis or Dupuytren's disease.
We use surgery to repair damage to tendons, nerves, joints, and bones in your hand.
In some cases, we graft tissue from a healthy part of your body onto the injured part.
We use surgery to correct hand abnormalities that are present at birth such as too many or too few fingers, webbed fingers or joints that won't bend.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome arises when a pinched nerve in your wrist causes tingling, numbness, and pain in your hand. We can use surgery to make more room for the nerve.
There are various types of operation. A lot of hand surgery is done under general anaesthetic, as the surgeon needs to make a tourniquet to your hand to perform the operation.
Your specialist will inform you fully at your consultation about what your treatment involves.
After the operation
Hand surgery is usually a day procedure.
Time off work varies depending on the complexity of the operation, but even the most minor hand operation will often require 2 weeks off. Usually all activities involving your hand are restricted for 2 or more weeks.
Your specialist will inform you fully at your consultation about what to expect.
The end result
The outcome for you is improved functioning of your hand. Its appearance will often benefit as well. For maximum improvement, your surgeon may refer you to a specialist hand therapist.
Risk of complications
All surgery has a risk of complications. Your specialist will inform you fully at your consultation about any risk of complications with your procedure.
Arrange a consultation
Contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our specialists to discuss your needs for hand surgery.
Options for reconstructive surgery