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Private hand and wrist surgery in Glasgow

Expert care for hand & wrist concerns from Scotland's largest private hospital.

When we experience problems with our hands or wrists, every day tasks become incredibly difficult and extremely frustrating. The exceptional orthopaedic hand and wrist specialists we work with take the time to understand your difficulties, accurately diagnose your condition, provide effective treatment and provide the help you need to regain full control.

At Ross Hall Hospital, we work with dedicated hand surgeons who take great pride in their work and use the most advanced techniques to improve the function of your hands whilst you’re cared for in a comfortable and caring environment.

As the largest private hospital in Scotland, we can offer you fast and direct access to a comprehensive service that offers specialist assessment, diagnosis, surgery and therapy.

We combine clinical excellence and cutting edge technology with results-focused treatment. Mindful of your time, we offer flexible appointments that suit your schedule.

For more information or to book your initial appointment with a hand and wrist consultant, call us or book online today.

Hand and wrist surgery is an orthopaedic speciality that focuses on the management and treatment of muscles, ligaments and joints of the hand and wrist. The speciality commonly involves treatment of both trauma (accidental damage) and chronic conditions.

Hand and wrist conditions can develop and worsen over time and are often related to ageing or overuse. It’s also common for us to see patients with hand or wrist injuries that they have acquired through physical activity & sport.

If you are experiencing any of the following common conditions, consider booking a private appointment with a hand and wrist consultant:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - This is a common condition which results from compression of a nerve in your wrist. The compression causes pins and needles, weakness, clumsiness, and pain. Commonly, symptoms are worse at night.

  • Arthritis - There are many types of arthritis, and all of them can affect the hand and wrist, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased strength and function, deformities and instability.

  • Acute sports injury - Contact sports are a leading cause of injuries to the hands, fingers, and wrists. These injuries often include dislocations, sprains and fractures. Injuries can occur from falls that force the hand or fingers backwards, direct blows to the body or forceful impacts to the hands.

Your specialist will be able to determine the appropriate scans and tests for a fast and accurate diagnosis. We frequently conduct further examinations on patients experiencing the above, using MRI, CT Scan, X-ray and Ultrasound, all available at Ross Hall Hospital.

Many surgical procedures relating to the hand and wrist can be performed under local anaesthetic as day-case procedures, meaning they can go home the same day.

The dedicated physiotherapy department at Ross Hall Hospital works closely with the hand and wrist surgeons to provide immediate post-surgery care and ongoing rehabilitation. We have a dedicated hand therapist, specially trained in therapy for hand and wrist conditions and post-surgery rehabilitation.

Our professional hand and wrist surgeons will tailor treatment to you and ensure you are fully supported pre and post-operation by the experienced multidisciplinary team at Ross Hall Hospital.

When you book an initial consultation with a hand and wrist surgeon at Ross Hall Hospital, the enquiries team will provide you with all of the information about appointment times and which consultants are available depending on your specific needs and give you all the information you need to make that choice.

When you arrive for your appointment, your consultant will assess your condition by carrying out a physical examination of your hand and wrist, asking you to carry out simple movements to test your function and any pain you are feeling. They will also ask about your medical history to fully understand your condition, your concerns, and to determine the appropriate next steps.

Once they have made their assessment, they will usually refer you for a scan or test. Thanks to the comprehensive range of diagnostics facilities available at Ross Hall Hospital, we can quickly conduct further testing with ease.

Usually, you will be able to have an X-ray at the same appointment. More complex tests such as an MRI scan will likely be booked for a later date suitable to you, within a couple of weeks.

When your consultant receives the results from your tests, they will discuss the best course of treatment for you. It could be that you just need physiotherapy or a steroid injection, but if surgery is required, a suitable time and date will be arranged with your consultant.

These are common treatments for the frequent conditions we treat at Ross Hall Hospital:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - Can be managed with non-surgical treatment such as splints, but very regularly ends up requiring a carpal tunnel decompression procedure. 
    Surgery involves opening the carpal tunnel to relieve pressure. It’s a fairly straightforward procedure, so once your nurse and consultant are confident that you have recovered from your local anaesthetic, you’ll be able to go home the very same day.

  • Arthritis - Very often patients don’t require an operation, instead, medication and physical therapy are the best course of treatment. Physical therapists will provide exercise plans and we’ll often provide additional support with splints. Injection therapy or surgery for arthritis in the hand and wrist aims to remove pain and improve function. Timing is very important, and your consultant will assess the symptoms and use imaging to help plan appropriate intervention.

Some common procedures include:

  • Steroid injections into fingers and thumbs, eg, for trigger finger
  • Small joint replacements, for arthritis
  • Joint fusions, for pain
  • Trapeziectomy and stabilisation for thumb arthritis
  • Tendon repairs, transfers, or releases, for tendonitis or tendon damage

Acute sports injury -  Some acute injuries are safe to be treated conservatively by immobilisation in a cast or splint. However, some injuries require fixation (surgery). Ross Hall Hospital offers assessment and treatment for both these groups of injuries.

If you require treatment for a hand or wrist condition or trauma, we believe the specialist hand and wrist surgical team and facilities at Ross Hall Hospital are among the best available in Scotland.

Whether you are suffering from an acute sports injury or a long term condition such as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, our highly-skilled multidisciplinary team will be by your side the whole way, from initial consultation to diagnosis, to surgery and throughout your recovery.

At Ross Hall Hospital, we provide leading hand and wrist treatment, and are very pleased to offer our patients:

  • Dedicated physical therapy department - The leading physiotherapy team includes two specialist hand therapists for expert, in-house rehabilitation. The treatment is tailored to your needs and focuses on helping you get back to the day-to-day activities that you enjoy. Your hand therapist will put together a unique recovery programme while helping with exercises and special training. The vast majority of patients that visit us with hand and wrist problems will receive some physical therapy, so their experience is vastly important.

  • A multidisciplinary team - The professional hand and wrist surgical consultants work alongside consultants from other specialities like pain management and rheumatology, sports injury professionals, physiotherapists and specialist nurses to provide a hugely comprehensive private diagnostics and treatment service.

  • Fast access to diagnosis and treatment - If you are experiencing pain in your hand and wrist and are struggling with day-to-day life, you’ll want to be seen by a specialist as soon as possible. At Ross Hall Hospital, we are usually able to offer patients an appointment with the relevant consultant within 48 hours, ensuring your diagnosis and treatment are able to get started quickly.

If you’re experiencing hand and wrist discomfort or a long-standing condition please call us or book online today.

Specialists offering Hand & wrist surgery

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Mr Sanjeev L Chitnis

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Ross Hall Hospital

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Mr Kim Chan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, ChM, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Ross Hall Hospital 1 more Kings Park Hospital

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Mr Khalid Ayoub

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MSc (Trauma Surgery, FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Orthopaedics & Trauma)

Ross Hall Hospital

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Mr Kenneth Cheng

Consultant Orthopaedic Upper Limb Surgeon

MD, MBChB, MRCSEd, FRCSEd (Trauma & Orth)

Ross Hall Hospital

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Mr Mark Broadbent

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Diploma in Hand Surgery (BSSH)

Ross Hall Hospital

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