Hand & Wrist Injuries Clinic at Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital Dubai
Hand and wrist surgery involves conservative surgical procedures that are performed to restore or improve function and mobility of the upper limbs, which may have been affected as a result of injury or certain musculoskeletal disorders. The procedures are performed by an orthopedic surgeon and include a tailor-made minimally invasive treatment and recovery plan.
Common Hand and Wrist Injuries and Conditions
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: This occurs when the ulnar nerve becomes compressed in the elbow. The ulnar descends to the fingers from the middle of the forearm.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The condition occurs when the median nerve which runs through the center of the hand becomes compressed in the wrist.
- Tendonitis of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder: Occurs due to inflammation and irritations of the tendons. The tendons serve as a link between muscles and bones.
- Jammed or broken fingers
- Lumps, Bumps, and Lesions
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Dupuytren’s contracture
Surgical Procedures for Hand and Wrist
Surgery may be your best option if your hand or wrist discomfort, numbness, or tingling is brought on by the degenerative effects of arthritis, nerve injury, fracture, dislocation, or any other condition.
Common orthopedic surgical procedures for the hand and wrist include:
- Carpal tunnel release: It is a surgical treatment that involves cutting the carpal ligament to make greater room for the median nerve and adjacent tendons. Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by pain, numbness, and pain in the fingers.
- Trigger finger release: Trigger finger is a condition characterized by fingers getting stuck in place when they are bent resulting in a snapping sound or motion when they straighten. The procedure involves releasing pressure on the compressed tendons that cause the condition.
- Joint surgery for arthritis: Joint inflammation or injury may lead to chronic pain, leading to a decrease or complete loss of function in the hands or wrist. Orthopedic surgeons use plastic or metal components to stabilize affected joints.
- Wrist Fusion: Wrist fusion is the most effective option for severe injury or deformity. The technique entails completely removing the wrist joint and using a metal plate to fuse carpal bones (small bones in the wrist) with the radius (a large bone in the forearm).
- Dupuytren’s contracture surgery: Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition in which the tissue surrounding the tendons gradually thickens and tightens, causing scar tissue to develop under the skin of the palm and fingers which causes the fingers to contact and pull inward. Therefore, in order to allow tendons to move properly, scar tissue is surgically removed.
- Nerve compression surgery: This is a surgical procedure used by surgeons to relieve compression on the nerve that is causing pain, numbness, or tingling. Compressed nerves between the ligaments, tendons, and bones in the hands and wrists lead to pain and swelling.
- Hand/wrist fracture repair: This procedure involves surgeons implanting wires, screws, or plates to secure and hold bone fragment