Hand and wrist surgeon
Hand and wrist surgery is a precise, exacting specialty which requires a high degree of technical skill and ability. This speciality falls within the remit of an orthopaedic surgeon.
A hand and wrist surgeon treats a variety of disease and injuries to these parts of the body which include sprained ligaments, broken fingers, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, damaged nerves, dislocated fingers and arthritis.
Examples of hand and wrist surgery include:
- Arthroscopic surgery to treat wrist fractures
- Removal of bone spurs
- Cyst/ganglion removal
- Fracture of the scaphoid bone
- Release the tension caused by a ‘trigger finger’
- Fasciectomy (correct unnaturally bent fingers caused by Dupuytren’s Contracture).
A hand and wrist surgeon will have their own particular sub-speciality, for example, treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or several specialisms.
Role of a hand and wrist surgeon at Harley Street
You will be treated a renowned and highly experienced surgeon with access to the latest equipment, techniques and information related to your condition.
This surgeon is an expert in his/her field with years of practical and academic experience and a well-deserved reputation for excellence amongst their colleagues. He or she will constantly update their knowledge and skills on a regular basis, attending seminars and training programmes where necessary. This enables them to remain at the forefront of their speciality.
They will also hold membership in a respected organisation such as the Royal College of Surgeons or the British Orthopaedic Association.
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