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Hand and wrist surgery

Fast, effective hand and wrist treatment at your fingertips with our exclusive range of procedures at The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate.

A problem in your hand or wrist can turn even the simplest of activities into a painful challenge, impacting your ability to perform everyday tasks or lead an active lifestyle. At The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate, our bones and joint specialists can help you regain your independence, quickly diagnosing your symptoms and creating a treatment plan around your individual needs.

Your bones and joint specialist, also known as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, will work alongside a multidisciplinary team of specialists from across our hospital to make sure you get the best treatment. Our team includes Physiotherapists, Pain Management Consultants and experienced Nurses. Together they'll support you at every stage of your treatment process, making sure you get the best care possible.

Don’t let hand and wrist pain dictate your life. Book your consultation with an Orthopaedic Surgeon today. You can either call us on 01423567136 or use our online booking system, where you can choose from a selection of appointment slots, allowing you to see a specialist at a time that is most convenient for you.

At The Duchy Hospital, your Orthopaedic Surgeon will only recommend surgery after less invasive treatments have been exhausted. So, for many patients, the first port of call will not be surgery, but instead a course of physiotherapy or steroid injections, or perhaps pain medication.

If your Orthopaedic Surgeon does feel that you could benefit hand or wrist surgery, they will discuss with you what this will involve, including how to prepare for your operation and what to expect after your surgery. At The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate, the type of surgery that you are advised to have will depend on your diagnosis and could include one of our common procedures below:

Carpal tunnel release surgery  

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when your median nerve (a nerve that travels across the front of your wrist) becomes compressed, causing pain, numbness and a tingling sensation in your fingers and hand. These symptoms could impact your grip or ability to coordinate your fingers when performing certain activities, such as playing the piano or typing. Carpal tunnel release surgery can relieve these symptoms by cutting your carpal ligament, which is a band of tissue that sits across the top of your palm, allowing your median nerve and the other nerves in your hand to move more freely.

Trigger finger release surgery  

Stenosing tenosynovitis, more commonly known as trigger finger, can cause pain, stiffness or a clicking sound when you try to move your finger or thumb. If left untreated, you might find that you are unable to completely straighten or bend your affected finger or thumb. Trigger finger release surgery is a very successful procedure to reverse the effects of this condition. It is unusual to have a recurrence of symptoms after surgery.

Hand surgery for Dupuytren’s disease  

Dupuytren’s contracture, also referred to as Dupuytren’s disease, causes one or more of your fingers to bend in towards your palm. It usually begins with lumps or pits on the surface of your palm, but as your condition deteriorates your affected finger could become trapped in a bent position. Hand surgery for Dupuytren’s disease aims to correct these symptoms using either a surgical incision or a needle to loosen and straighten the affected finger(s).

Wrist arthroscopy 

A wrist arthroscopy is a keyhole operation that allows your Orthopaedic Surgeon to diagnose, and sometimes treat, damage to the structures inside your wrist joint. This could involve removing bone fragments or repairing any tears to your cartilage (the tissue that cushions your wrist joint).

At The Duchy Hospital, we are proud to serve people from our local community in Harrogate as well as patients from further afield. Our team works tirelessly to provide each and every one of our patients with access to high-quality healthcare. The results of this commitment are reflected in our excellent patient satisfaction ratings, with close to 99% of our patients reviewing their quality of care as excellent or very good.

In addition to our high patient satisfaction rates, there are many other advantages to having your hand or wrist treatment at our hospital, including:

  • Treatment plans tailored to your individual needs
  • Support from our specialists at every stage of your healthcare journey, from your initial consultation to your recovery following surgery
  • Access to warm and nutritious meals throughout your hospital stay
  • Free car parking for patients as well as convenient transport links to our hospital from Knaresborough, Harrogate and its surrounding areas

If you choose to go private, you’ll benefit from easy and fast access to Consultant-led care. Use our online booking system or submit an online enquiry, or alternatively speak to us directly on 01423567136. Whichever way you get in touch, we aim to book your initial consultation within 48 hours.

And that’s not all. If you decide to receive private treatment at any one of our hospitals, you could also benefit from:

  • Personalised, Consultant-led care throughout your treatment process
  • The freedom to choose your own Consultant and hospital
  • Flexible appointment times with the opportunity to see a specialist outside of working hours or even on a Saturday
  • Affordable treatment packages that include your aftercare, allowing you to focus on your recovery after hand or wrist surgery
  • We support various payment options, including private medical insurance. If you choose to pay for your own treatment, you can spread the cost over time, with interest-free options available.

Start your hand or wrist treatment with us today by calling our team on 01423567136 or booking your consultation with an Orthopaedic Surgeon online.

Specialists offering Private Hand and Wrist Surgery Harrogate

Mr Edward Powell-Smith

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, BSc, FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics), PGGE (Merit) Advanced educational studies

The Duchy Hospital

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