Hand and Wrist Services

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Wrist Carpal Tunnel

The wrist is a complex joint that bridges the hand to the forearm. The forearm bones consist of the distal ends of the radius and ulna which connect to the carpal bones and the hand metacarpal bones.

The wrist joint is surrounded by a fibrous capsule held with an array of ligaments that provide stability to the wrist. Complex tendon structures within the hand provide function to the fingers with flexion and extension enabling grip and hand movement. Nerves supply feeling and sensation in the hand.

The carpal tunnel allows tendons and nerves to connect from the arm to the hand. Compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel is known as carpal tunnel syndrome. The main symptoms are pain, numbness and tingling in the thumb and or fingers.
Diagram showing the anatomy of the hand and lower arm.
Your doctor may refer you to a specialist for assessment of your carpal tunnel syndrome and provide treatment options.

Further investigations such as an EMG may be required to determine the extent of your carpal tunnel syndrome.

Hand Trigger Finger

The hand is complex and intricate in its anatomy. It is essential for our everyday function. Many bones, muscles, joints, tendons and nerves constitute the hand. Our hands can be affected by many disorders and traumatic injury requiring surgery. Splinting and therapy by a Hand Therapist may be required to help with regaining function of the hand.

Triggering fingers are a condition where a tendon within the finger gets inflamed. The finger triggers from a bent position, snapping straight causing a trigger action. Symptoms include stiffness, triggering sensation and tenderness.

Your doctor may refer you to a specialist for assessment of your trigger finger and provide treatment options.

Further investigations may be required to confirm trigger finger diagnosis.

Services

Surgical Appointments

Hollywood Hospital
Monash Avenue
NEDLANDS
WA 6008

Glengarry Hospital
53 Arnisdale Road
DUNCRAIG
WA 6023

Practice Details

Please Call (08) 9381 3084 for an appointment.
Fax: (08) 9381 3054
or email us

Level 2, 280 Rokeby Road
SUBIACO
WA 6008

Sports Medicine Centre
1/64 Arnisdale Road
DUNCRAIG
WA 6023

Opening Hours
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

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Duncraig rooms

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