There is a whole range of different diseases, conditions and injuries that can affect the hands, most of which will benefit from some form of hand surgery or hand therapy.
Hand surgery refers to surgery of the hand, the wrist and the peripheral nerves of the upper limb as well as reconstructive surgery to improve upper limb function following nerve damage.
Hand surgeons can also diagnose and care for problems with the shoulder and elbow too.
The hands are a complex part of the body and, unfortunately, it is possible for things to go wrong. This can include a variety of conditions affecting the joints, the bones and the surrounding soft tissue.
Common problems covered by a hand surgeon include:
- Tendon disorders
- Swellings and cysts
- Nerve disorders
- Hand injuries including breaks and sprains
The type of care you receive for your hands will depend on your current condition and diagnosis. Your consultant will review your symptoms, giving a specialist opinion on whether further diagnostic tests or treatments are required.
Procedures often undertaken by our team of specialists will be discussed fully at your consultation and can include:
Hand care involves both surgical and non-surgical treatments and where surgery is required, it is typically performed as a day-case under local anaesthetic.
Mr Jonathan Jones
Mr Jonathan Jones qualified in 1994 and is a hand and orthopaedic surgeon. He specialises in elective hand and wrist surgery, hand trauma, scaphoid non-union, rheumatoid hand, compression, and neuropathies of the upper limb.