Hand and Wrist Surgery

Hand and Wrist Surgery at Fitzwilliam Hospital

What is hand and wrist surgery?

Hand and wrist surgery is broad ranging orthopaedic specialty. It is normally performed by an orthopaedic consultant with a special interest in hands and wrists to treat:

• Hand and wrist injuries.
• Arthritis treatment including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis that change and damage the structures in your hand and wrist.
• Degenerative changes to the structures in your hand and wrist.
• Infections.
• Hand and wrists problems or defects that are present at birth.

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Dupuytrens Fasciectomy

Dupuytrens Fasciectomy is surgery to remove thickened, scar-like tissue from under the skin of the fingers and palm of the hand, responsible for causing Dupuytren’s contracture. The goal is to release the tight bands of tissue, allowing the affected fingers to regain their normal range of motion.

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Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel is nerve compression in the wrist causing pain and numbness. Explore carpal tunnel surgery, a procedure relieving pressure on the median nerve in the wrist to improve hand function and reduced discomfort.

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Ganglion Cyst Removal

Ganglion removal surgery is performed to surgically cut away a ganglion cyst. It aims to relieve pain, improve joint function and cosmetically enhance the ganglion area.

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