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Expert care for your hand & wrist concerns
Your hands and wrists are involved in many extremely varied tasks every day. From brushing your teeth, buttoning a shirt, or sending a message on your phone, your hands and wrists are busy at work to make these things possible.
If a hand or wrist becomes damaged in any way – by trauma (chronic or acute), disease, or the result of ageing – it can make many daily activities and tasks much more challenging, sometimes even impossible.
Some conditions may cause your grip to become weaker, and you may struggle to twist open a bottle lid. Other conditions may cause a finger to curl unnaturally and ‘lock’ in place. If you enjoy playing a racquet sport, you may struggle to hold your racquet firmly enough to play at your usual level.
For any type of pain, stiffness, weakness or numbness in a hand or wrist that is causing you problems, it is sensible to get expert assessment and guidance. If you would like to book a private appointment with one of our experience Consultants, please get in touch with us and will get your visit booked in as soon as possible.
Given such complexity in a relatively small space, it is not surprising that problem can occur and cause symptoms. Common reasons people visit us for help include:
Some of the common causes of these symptoms are:
If you have any of these symptoms or conditions, or are concerned about any other symptoms in your hands or wrists, why not contact us to book your private appointment? We are here for you and can help you access the support you need without delay.
It is important to know that many hand and wrist problems will get better naturally over time. Others can be treated without the need for surgery. If surgery is required, it will be fully explained to you by your Consultant so that you know the benefits you should realistically expect to see from it, as well as any risks or complications you need to be aware of.
Surgery may be carried out to:
Many types of wrist surgery can be carried out using wrist arthroscopy (keyhole). This minimally invasive surgery uses tiny incisions in the skin, resulting in reduced pain and bleeding, less visible scarring, and can promote a faster recovery.
Other conditions may require “open” surgery, involving larger incisions.
The complex nature of the hands and wrists means that a proper, expert-led recovery and rehabilitation programme is vital to help you regain as much strength, movement, and function as possible after any surgery. Here at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, our experienced team will work closely with you to ensure you see the best results possible.
They will carry out a physical examination of your hand and wrist, and possibly your entire arm and shoulder depending on your symptoms.
This may be all that is needed to make a diagnosis and to plan treatment, but often additional diagnostic tests may be needed. Most commonly, this will be a plain X-ray of the hand or wrist, as this can help show abnormalities in the bones. MRI and ultrasound scans can also be extremely helpful, particularly when investigating soft tissue problems. These can all be arranged for you on-site if required. (If CT is required, this will be arranged for you at our sister site, BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital.)
Once any results are back, your Consultant will discuss them with you and talk through treatment options. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be very happy to look at these with you.
If treatment is required, this will be arranged for you as quickly as possible.
When you visit us for help with a hand or wrist problem, you will benefit from:
For peace of mind and known expert care, why not book your private Hand and Wrist appointment at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital today?
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.
Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)