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Soft tissue injuries

Hand and wrist injuries are, unsurprisingly, very common due to the hands’ vulnerability

Hand and wrist injuries are, unsurprisingly, very common due to the hands’ vulnerability as the first contact with tools, balls, equipment and protecting ourselves when we fall.

A laceration to the hand or wrist can result in damage to skin, tendons, nerves, ligaments and all other soft tissues. These need to be carefully assessed to ensure the damage is identified, and the correct surgery is carried out.

Our hand and wrist team are trained to triage these injuries and will be able to accurately identify the problems, provide immediate care and liaise with a surgeon, when necessary, to ensure repair is planned.

Post-operatively, all tendon, nerve and other soft tissue repairs will be rested for a few days and then the hand therapist will guide the rehabilitation.

This is often a balance of rest and movement with gradual reintroduction to function.

Some injuries, such as sprains and strains, require rest and other interventions to aid the healing process and ensure secondary problems do not occur.

A hand therapist will be able to fabricate splints or provide you with an appropriate “off the shelf” version which will reduce your pain and facilitate rest.

Advice will be given regarding wound care, exercise and a graded return to activity.

Specialists offering Soft tissue injuries

Dr Richard Collins

Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine

MBBS (University of London), DipSEM (RCSEd), FFSEM (UK & Ireland)

BMI The Saxon Clinic

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Mr David Anthony Woods

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BMed Sci, MB ChB, FRCS, FRCS(Orth)

BMI The Ridgeway Hospital

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Mr Rakesh Kucheria

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS, FRCS(Orth)

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital 1 more BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital

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Mr Kingsley Draviaraj

Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS Edn, FRCS Tr and Orth

BMI Thornbury Hospital

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Mr Matt Ravenscroft

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, BSc, FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedic)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Zafar Naqui

Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

MB BS, BSc (Hons), MRCS (Eng), MSc (Orth. Engin), FRCS (Tr & Orth.), Br. Dip Hand Surg, Eur. Dip Hand Surg

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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