BMI Sarum Road HospitalSarum Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5HA Directions
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If anything causes damage to a hand or wrist – whether trauma (chronic or acute), ageing or disease - you may quickly find yourself struggling to carry out many of your everyday tasks and activities.
When a problem in a hand or wrist is affecting daily life, it is sensible to get medical advice. While your GP may be helpful for an initial assessment, comprehensive investigation and treatment is best provided by a dedicated Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, who has extensive experience and expertise in this area.
At BMI Sarum Road Hospital in Winchester, leading Consultants provide investigation, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of hand and wrist symptoms and conditions. They would be delighted to help you too.
Given the complexity contained within a relatively small area, it is not surprising that problems can sometimes occur, causing a range of symptoms. Some of the common symptoms people have when they come to us for help include:
Common causes of hand and wrist problems include:
If you have any type of problem in a hand or wrist, we can make sure you receive the help you need without delay.
Treatment for hand and wrist conditions may include:
Surgery may be carried out for a number of reasons, including:
Some types of wrist surgery can be carried out using keyhole surgery (wrist arthroscopy). As this involves making only very small incisions in the skin, pain is reduced, scarring is less visible, and recovery is often faster. Other conditions may require open surgery.
Due to the complexity of the hand and wrist and their involvement in so many important functions and movements, your Consultant will often arrange for an experienced Hand Therapist to work closely with you throughout your rehabilitation following any surgery. The Hand Therapist will help you to regain as much strength, movement and function as possible in your hand and wrist, safely and at the right pace for you.
They will carry out an examination of your hand and wrist, and often your arm and shoulder depending on your symptoms.
This may be all that is needed to make a diagnosis, but additional diagnostic tests will often be needed. This will often be an X-ray of the hand or wrist, which can help show if there are any abnormalities in the bones. MRI, CT and ultrasound scans can also be helpful, particularly when investigating damage to soft tissues. These will be arranged for you by your Consultant if they are needed
Once any results are back, your Consultant will explain them to you and then discuss appropriate treatment options. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be very happy to look at these with you.
The majority of people who visit us for help with a hand or wrist problem live in Winchester or the surrounding areas. However, excellent road access makes it easy to visit us from further away should you wish.
We see both private medical insurance and self-pay patients. While a medical referral can be helpful, you can self-refer to us to avoid delay.
When you visit us for help with a hand or wrist problem, you will benefit from:
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' 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)