Providing nationwide access to expert orthopaedic surgeons specialising in conditions affecting the hand and wrist, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren's contracture.
Where can I find hand and wrist surgery in the UK?
With 65 state-of-the-art hospitals, BMI Healthcare is the largest independent provider of acute surgical services in the UK. They work with over 600 consultants who specialise in upper limb orthopaedic surgery. All surgical procedures are supported by an intensive programme of hand therapy, physiotherapy or occupational therapy to aid healing and mobilise the joints and nerves, restoring as much function to the hand and wrist as possible.
Conditions treated by hand and wrist surgeons at BMI Healthcare
The highly experienced surgeons at BMI Healthcare are able to treat all conditions affecting the hand and wrist, including:
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Sports injuries and traumatic injuries
- Instability of the wrist
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and ulna nerve compression
- Trigger finger
- Congenital abnormalities of the hand
Hand surgery for Dupuytren's disease
Dupuytren's disease, also known as Dupuytren's contracture is a condition where benign nodules develop in the connective tissue of the palm of the hand, eventually causing the fingers to become permanently bent. Surgery is indicated in severe cases, when it is no longer possible to use the hand normally. The type of surgery performed is dependent on the severity of the contracture. Most usually the surgeon will use a procedure called a fasciectomy, which involves removal of the connective tissue. There are several variations on this procedure and the surgeon will be able to recommend the best one to suit the individual case.
Find your nearest hospital that offers hand surgery for Dupuytren's disease
Hand surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel release surgery is performed to relieve the compression of the median nerve and alleviate the symptoms of numbness and pain in the thumb, index and middle fingers. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and takes approximately 15 minutes.
Find your nearest hospital that offers hand surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Wrist surgery for excision of a ganglion
A ganglion is a fluid-containing lump, often developing on the back of the wrist. They are harmless, but if painful or troublesome, they can be removed in a short operation lasting 15-20 minutes.
Find your nearest hospital that offers wrist surgery for excision of a ganglion.
How can I get hand and wrist surgery at BMI Healthcare?
Hand and wrist surgery costs are covered by most medical insurance policies, but prospective patients should check with their insurer initially and obtain a referral from a GP or specialist.
Self-pay at BMI Healthcare
Many procedures at BMI Healthcare are available at a fixed price and a quote for hand and wrist surgery can be obtained by calling 0800 142 2316. The costs of surgery can be spread out using BMI's own credit card, The BMI Card.
BMI National Enquiry Centre
Unit1, Cameron Court
Tel: 0800 656 9606
Fax: 0141 882 6326
Web site: www.bmihealthcare.co.uk
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