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Hand & Wrist Treatments

Hand & Wrist Treatments

At London Bridge Hospital we have specialist Orthopaedic Consultants specialising in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions relating to the hand and wrist. Our consultants are multidisciplinary team members, from specialities such as orthopaedic and plastic surgeons, with specific hand and wrist training.

The conditions managed by our highly experienced staff include, but are not limited to:

Trauma to tendons, nerves and other soft tissues

Our expert Orthopaedic Consultants can diagnose, advise and recommend treatment for different issues affecting the tendons, nerves and soft tissues in the hand and wrist. This starts with assessing damage and then working to repair and rehabilitate injuries.

Hand fractures and joint/ligament injuries

At London Bridge Hospital Outpatients our Orthopaedic Consultants are equipped to diagnose a range of hand fractures and other hand injuries, such as skier’s thumb.

To find out more about the hand fractures and other injuries we are able to treat at London Bridge Hospital, please visit our hand fracture page.

Dupuytren’s disease

Dupuytren’s disease is the bending of the fingers or thumb towards the palm, caused by the thickening of connective tissue in the palm. The cause of this condition is unknown and relatively painless. However, the symptoms can make using the hands difficult.

To find out more about how we diagnose and treat Dupuytren’s disease, please visit our Dupuytren's disease page.

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, including ulnar abutment syndrome.

To find out more about how we treat rheumatoid arthritis, please visit our rheumatoid arthritis page.

Wrist fractures

At London Bridge Hospital Outpatients our Orthopaedic Consultants are capable of diagnosing and treating a number of different kinds of wrist fractures.

From the assessment of the severity of the injury, through to treatment, possible surgical intervention and rehabilitation, our multidisciplinary team provide exceptional care at every step of the patient journey.

Sports injuries

We have the facilities and expertise to treat a range of sporting injuries affecting the hand and wrist. This includes triangular fibrocartilage complex and other wrist ligament injuries.

Our facilities and multidisciplinary team are capable of treating and rehabilitating a variety of sporting injuries, helping our patients to get back to their chosen sports as soon as possible.

Work and leisure-related upper limb disorders

At London Bridge Hospital Outpatients we are capable of diagnosing and treating a range of issues and injuries, which arise as a result of working and sporting activities.

Our diagnostic facilities and expert Consultants can help not only with rehabilitation of the injury, but with providing the means to avoiding reinjury in the future.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Caused by compression of a major nerve, carpal tunnel syndrome is characterised by a painful tingling sensation.

At London Bridge Hospital our Orthopaedic Department is capable of treating carpal tunnel syndrome and alleviating symptoms. You can learn more about the specific treatments we provide on our carpal tunnel syndrome page.

Cubital tunnel syndrome

Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, in that it can be caused by nerve compression, cubital tunnel syndrome involves compression of the ulnar nerve and can be incredibly painful.

We are able to treat and alleviate the symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome. To learn more about these treatments, visit our cubital tunnel syndrome page.

Tenosynovitis

Commonly caused by repetitive movements, tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the protective layer that surrounds a tendon.

Our multidisciplinary team is able to manage the pain associated with this condition and help alleviate symptoms. To find out more visit our tenosynovitis page.

Tendonitis

This painful inflammation of a tendon can be caused by repetitive movement. We provide a number of treatments to alleviate symptoms and return normal function to an area.

To find out more visit our tendonitis page.

Ganglions and tumours

At London Bridge Hospital we provide a range of diagnostic procedures that can help identify ganglions and tumours.

We specialise in the removal of tumours through a number of different means. Our team is also able to treat ganglions, via aspiration or surgical intervention, in order to remove the cyst. However, in many cases, wrist ganglions are prone to reoccurring.

Scaphoid fractures and nonunions

Scaphoid fractures occur in the bones of the hand and wrist. Following a scaphoid fracture, pain and swelling can occur in the wrist.

Treatment can involve pain relief and supporting the injury in a cast.

Nonunions occur when a fracture doesn’t heal correctly, either due to excessive bone movement, lack of blood flow, or infection.

In some cases, nonunions require surgical intervention. This is something that will be discussed with a patient on a case-by-case basis.

We provide access to a number of versatile treatments for orthopaedic issues affecting the hand and wrist, including:

Thermoplastic static and dynamic splints

Supporting an injury is important in assisting in recovery. At London Bridge Hospital our Orthopaedic Consultants have access to a number of different methods for supporting injuries. This includes dynamic splints, which can assist in retaining a range of movement in a damaged joint, and thermoplastic splints, which provide a lightweight and sturdy support to an injured limb.

Neoprene custom-made splints

Another means of supporting an injury is a splint crafted from neoprene. These are bespoke splints, created to best assist each patient in recovery by being more comfortable and well-fitting than standard off-the-shelf splints.

Oedema and wound management

An oedema is a collection of fluid, pooling in cavities and tissue, which causes painful swelling. Treatment for this involves mobilisation and improving circulation, while the oedema clears naturally.

Exercise therapy and mobilisation techniques

We provide a number of different exercise therapies and mobilisation techniques. These help during rehabilitation, following an injury, and help restore normal function to an injured area.

To find out more about the exercise therapies and mobilisation techniques provided at London Bridge Hospital Outpatients, please visit our physiotherapy page.

Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy covers a range of different treatments, helping in stimulating and treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions.

To find out more about the treatments we provide, visit our electrotherapy page.

Scar management

These procedures help to reduce the appearance of scars following surgery.

Treatments include pressure garments, provided to patients to help promote effective healing and limit the appearance of scars.

Medicolegal assessment

This is an assessment carried out for legal purposes. It involves investigating the severity of an injury and any lasting damage it could cause for a patient. The assessment also provides information regarding their ongoing care.

Why use the hand and wrist specialists at London Bridge Hospital Outpatients

  • We aim to provide same or next day appointments for all our patients. We strive to deliver quick and effective orthopaedic treatment, which begins with a quick diagnosis. With access to on-site diagnostics we can reduce waiting times and begin treatment quickly.
  • At London Bridge Hospital Outpatients we have access to Orthopaedic Consultants from London’s top teaching hospitals.
  • We utilise the most recent advances in diagnostic technology and treatments, allowing us to offer effective services to our patients.
  • The care we provide to patients is tailored to their individual needs, from the requirements during treatment through to rehabilitation.
  • Through leading consultants, technology and access to treatment, we strive to deliver the best possible outcomes in terms of successful treatment and patients returning to regular activities.

To learn more about the Hand and Wrist services at London Bridge Hospital Outpatients or our other Orthopaedic services, please call 02035 532 749 or email info.lbh@hcahealthcare.com. If you would like to book an appointment with one of our consultants, call 020 7234 2009.