An experienced orthopaedic and trauma surgeon based in London and Kent, offering expert private treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease and sports injuries to the hand and wrist.
Mr Suhaib Sait is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, Kent. He offers private hand surgery at three independent hospitals in the South East London and Kent area:
BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital, Longfield
- BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital, Orpington
- Spire Alexandra Hospital, Chatham
A specialist hand and wrist surgeon in Kent and South-East London
Trained at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital and The Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Mr Sait is a Fellowship-trained hand surgeon specialising in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease and sports injuries. He is the orthopaedic training programme director for South East England and his work at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford has been recognised with clinical excellence awards from Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.
With a degree in medical law, Mr Sait also offers medico legal services to patients with personal injuries.
Hand and wrist conditions treated by Mr Suhaib Sait
Mr Sait offers assessment and treatment for:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dupuytren's disease
- Sports injuries to the hand and wrist
Expert assessment and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
Caused by a compression of the nerve that controls sensation and movement in the hands (the median nerve), carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is characterised by pain, tingling and numbness in the hands and fingers. The condition can develop when the tissues inside the carpal tunnel that carries the median nerve become swollen or the tunnel itself becomes narrower, compressing the nerve. Often the reason for this compression is not clear although CTS is associated with injuries to the wrist, repetitive strain injury, a family history of CTS, and certain health conditions including diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also common in pregnancy and in menopausal women, although many cases of CTS during pregnancy resolve spontaneously following birth.
Mr Sait offers rapid, accurate assessment of CTS using a range of tests such as physical examination, nerve conduction study and blood tests, as necessary. Mild to moderate cases of CTS may be managed with corticosteroid injections and wrist splints, however if symptoms are recurrent or severe, an operation to cut the ligament that forms the roof of the carpal tunnel, reducing the pressure on the median nerve, may be recommended.
Hand surgery for Dupuytren's disease
Dupuytren's disease is a benign but troublesome and potentially disfiguring condition affecting the connective tissue of the palm of the hand. Over time, this connective tissue thickens and contracts, in some cases actually pulling a finger or thumb inwards towards the palm (Dupuytren's contracture). Mild cases of Dupuytren's disease that do not involve contracture do not normally need any treatment, however for the more severe cases where the function and appearance of the hand is compromised, surgery is an effective and commonly performed treatment.
Mr Sait is highly experienced in the full range of surgical procedures to treat Dupuytren's contracture. Grouped together under the umbrella term 'fasciectomy', these procedures involve removing the affected tissue from the palm and fingers, sometimes together with the overlying skin, and Mr Sait is happy to discuss which technique would be most beneficial in each individual case.
Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals
Mr. Suhaib Sait is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Spire Healthcare.
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