Hand & Wrist

Conditions

Normal Hand Anatomy

The hand in the human body is made up of the wrist, palm, and fingers. The most flexible part of the human skeleton, the hand enables us to perform many of our daily activities. When our hand and wrist are not functioning properly, daily activities such as driving a car, bathing, and cooking can become impossible.

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Wrist Fracture

The wrist is comprised of two bones in the forearm, the radius and ulna, and eight tiny carpal bones in the palm. The bones meet to form multiple large and small joints. A wrist fracture refers to a break in one or more of these bones.

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Hand Fractures

The hand is one of the most flexible and useful parts of our body. Because of overuse in various activities, the hands are more prone to injuries such as sprains and strains, fractures and dislocations, lacerations and amputations while operating machinery, bracing against a fall and during sports activities.

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Ganglion (Cyst) of the Wrist

Ganglion cysts are swellings that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of the wrists. They can be found either at the top or palm side of the wrist, or at the end or base of a finger. Ganglion cysts are noncancerous fluid-filled sacs that do not spread to other parts of the body and are usually harmless. It develops out of a joint like a water balloon on a stalk and contains a clear fluid or jelly material.

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Arthritis of the Thumb

The ends of the bones within a joint are covered by a spongy tissue called cartilage, which is lubricated by synovial fluid. These help in the smooth, friction-free movement of the joints. Wear-and-tear or damage to these tissues can lead to arthritis. Arthritis is an inflammatory condition of the joints. Arthritis of the thumb causes swelling, pain, stiffness, and malformation, all of which interfere with the opposable functioning of the thumb. It is more common in women over40 years of age, and may occur due to wear-and-tear of the cartilage (osteoarthritis), autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis), or prior fractures or injuries to the joint (post-traumatic arthritis).

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Scaphoid Fracture

The scaphoid bone is a small, boat-shaped bone in the wrist, which, along with 7 other bones, forms the wrist joint. It is present on the thumb side of the wrist causing it to be at a high risk for fractures. A scaphoid fracture is usually seen in young men aged 20 to 30 years. They can occur at two places: near the thumb or near the forearm.

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Scapholunate Ligament Injury

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Avascular Necrosis

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Hand Ligament Tear

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Arthritis of the Wrist

The ends of the bones within a joint are covered by a spongy tissue called cartilage, which is lubricated by synovial fluid. These help in the smooth, friction-free movement of the joints. Wear-and-tear or damage to these tissues can lead to arthritis. Arthritis is an inflammatory condition of the joints. Arthritis in the wrists can cause swelling, pain, stiffness, weakness and joint deformity, all of which interfere with the daily activities of the wrist.

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Treatments

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common, painful, progressive condition that is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist area.

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Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery

Your wrist is a complex joint made up of eight small bones called carpal bones. These bones are supported by connecting ligaments. Various conditions can affect your wrist joint such as carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis and others.

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Hand Surgery

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Hand Tendon Surgery

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