Find Relief from Frustrating Issues

No matter what type of lifestyle you lead, it’s more than likely that your hands are vital to your day-to-day activities. Problems with the hands can interrupt your daily life, in addition to being severely painful if left unaddressed. Our talented surgical staff is pleased to offer several varieties of hand surgery, so we can address the issue that’s causing you pain and restore your full quality of life.

To learn more about the types of hand surgery we offer, reach out to our Glasgow call centre and set up your consultation at the most convenient Elanic location today.

Which Issues Can You Address?

Included in your treatment is an appointment with a Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon, physiotherapy if required, and a follow-up appointment. Additional charges may be required for tests including, blood tests, collagenase injections, x-rays, splints, nerve conduction studies, additional physiotherapy appointments, and consultant review appointments.

Currently, we treat the following conditions:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Ganglion excision
  • Release of trigger finger
  • Treatment of paronychia

Carpal Tunnel Release

Nerves that pass from the wrist into the palm must travel through a tunnel made up of bone and a strong ligament. In some cases, this tunnel can tighten, affecting the function of these nerves. Initially, this results in pain and tingling in the hand, which can be improved by wringing the hands. Eventually, if left untreated, this can permanently affect the nerves and the muscles they supply, resulting in permanent weakness and numbness in the hands.

Investigation of this condition relies on the clinical judgment of the surgeon and sometimes the need for nerve conduction studies. This will help us to pinpoint the cause of the constriction and in most cases confirm the tight ligament at the wrist should be released. The procedure to release the nerve takes 30 minutes and leaves a scar at the wrist/palm. Relief from the constriction can be instantaneous unless the nerve is already permanently damaged.

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Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture results from a thickening of the tissues in the hand that eventually causes the formation of nodules, indentations, and eventually permanent bending of the fingers. This can seriously affect the function of the hand. If left untreated, it can also impact the skin of the palm and fingers, causing issues with blood flow and nerve supply to the fingers.

Dupuytren’s contracture has an inherited link but also can be brought about by other conditions, and in most cases, it tends to get worse with time. The longer a patient waits before seeking treatment, the more difficult the surgery will be and the higher the likelihood that permanent numbness of the fingers, disfiguring surgery, or even digit loss can occur.

Single fingers or multiple fingers can be treated at the same operation, which means that operations tend to vary in length and severity, according to the severity of the condition being addressed. In most cases, the surgery to address Dupuytren’s contracture will require a splint afterward, followed by input from a physiotherapist to improve function.

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Ganglion Excision

Ganglions are fluid-filled cysts that appear near the joints in your hands and fingers. They are benign lumps that tend to increase in size gradually and can cause discomfort, affecting the function of the hand. Treatment of ganglions may involve draining the cyst or operating to remove it, and in most cases, the operation to remove the lesion is quick and straightforward.

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Trigger Fingers

"Trigger fingers" refers to a thickening of the sheaths surrounding tendons in your hand that work to move your fingers. To do this, they travel through little tunnels in the palms and fingers. When these tendons develop small lumps or nodules, they can become blocked in the tunnel, stopping the finger from moving. Characteristically, you may need to force your finger straight.

Rather than remove the lump on the tendon, in most cases, the easiest way to improve the condition is by releasing the tunnel so the tendon can move freely again. For patients currently on the NHS waiting list, we Elanic will reduce the cost of the procedure by 20%, in line with our commitment to helping the NHS during the pandemic.

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Find the Hand Relief You’re Looking For

Here at Elanic, our hand surgeons bring such a high level of experience to the table that we’re able to treat multiple hand-related issues. If you’re experiencing difficulty and have found that your full range of motion is limited by a painful hand problem, our staff is ready to help. Our surgeons practise their specialties full-time, setting them apart from their peers and enabling them to offer you unparalleled levels of surgical care.

To learn more about how we can help you, reach out to our Glasgow call centre and set up your consultation at the nearest Elanic location today.

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