Hand and Wrist Surgery
Hand and wrist surgery covers a broad spectrum of conditions, offering surgical treatment for the following; hand and wrist injuries, arthritis that can change and damage the structures in your hand and wrist, degenerative changes that happen over time, infections and birth defects. At West Valley Hospital, we offer various types of hand surgery including;
Dupuytren's Fasciectomy aims to straighten permanently curled fingers and improve hand function. It is usually performed to treat advanced Dupuytrens disease known as Dupuytren's contracture. Surgery divides or removes the thickened tissue in your palm and fingers. To find out more about Dupuyrens, click here.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome happens when your median nerve (the main nerve running from your forearm to hand) becomes compressed in your wrist in the carpal tunnel passageway. Symptoms of carpal tunnel might include; hand, finger or arm pain, hand numbness, tingly fingers and thumb, weak thumb and hand clumsiness including difficulty gripping. To find out more about Carpal Tunnel and the surgery performed to treat it, click here.
Trigger finger is a painful condition where your finger or thumb catches or locks as you bend or straighten it. This is typically due to an inflamed tendon getting stuck in a tight tunnel. You might notice a snap or pop sound as it slides through. Symptoms include; tenderness in your palm, clicking or locking of the finger and having to straighten the finger with your other hand. To find out more about trigger finger and the surgery perfomed to treat it, click here.