Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Hand Surgery

Internationally renowned service

Our team of specialist hand and wrist surgeons deal with problems with the muscles, tendons, joints and bones of the hand and arm. These may be due to disease, ‘wear and tear’ with age or use, or due to injury. Problems can include:

  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Carpal Tunnel or Cubital Tunnel Syndromes
  • Ganglion of the fingers and wrist
  • Other tumours or growths of the hand
  • Osteoarthritis of the thumb (1st CMC joint), or other finger joints: requiring Trapeziectomy
  • Brachial Plexus or other nerve injuries - severe injuries to the nerves that work the upper limb that require tendon transfer surgery
  • Other acute injuries requiring more urgent surgery are referred to in the plastic surgery trauma pages.

Most of the time, such surgery can be performed as a day case on Ward 39, with discharge to home if you have suitable carers to ensure your safety and assistance with daily tasks. Often the surgery does not require a general anaesthetic and you can be fully awake, with your arm ‘numbed’ by a 'regional anaesthetic block'.

After such surgery, you will receive follow-up care from our team of Specialist Hand Physiotherapists who are trained to help you recover from hand surgery as speedily and effectively as possible. 

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