Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery

La Belle Form offers hand surgery to treat common complaints. We rely on our hands for many things, however, due to a number of factors you can suffer from hand and or wrist pain. We can help you by diagnosing the reason for the pain and treat accordingly.

Hand surgery and other treatments

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Hand conditions we can treat at La Belle Forme.Male hand to illustrate hand surgery

  • Arthritis – wrist, fingers, thumb
  • Athroplasty
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome/decompression
  • Ganglion excision
  • Hand arthritis
  • Dupuytren’s disease contractures
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis/syndrome
  • Metacarpophalangeal Joint (MCPJ)
  • Proximal Interphalangeal Joint (PIPJ)
  • Terminal Finger Joint Arthritis (DIPJ)
  • Trigger finger intervention
  • Thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis (CMCJ)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Wrist osteoarthritis
Sally-Anne Phillips Hand Surgery testimonial

If you have an issue with your hand or wrist and are looking for a solution we are here to help. At La Belle Forme we understand the intricate nature of hand injuries and conditions, and we are dedicated to providing expert care and personalised treatment plans for our patients. Our team of skilled hand surgeons, and recovery nurses collaborate to ensure the best possible outcomes for every individual.

As a leading UK surgery group, we offer a full range of cosmetic and medical surgeries including hand and arm procedures so rest assured that we will find the best solution.

Having surgery can be an anxious time, and this is perfectly normal. At La Belle Forme, our surgeons take great care to carefully answer every question patients may have. Your surgeon will also explain what the hand surgery procedure will involve, recovery times, and how we will achieve your best solution.

We offer patients consultations from our Glasgow Day Surgery Centre.

Your Surgeon

Find out more about your hand surgeon at La Belle Forme Glasgow.

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For further information about Hand Surgery procedures and to arrange your consultation you can call us on 0141 552 0828 (Glasgow). You also have the option of completing our Enquiry Form and a member of our Glasgow team will call you back.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is pressure on a nerve in your wrist. It causes tingling, numbness, and pain in your hand and fingers.

The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • an ache or pain in your fingers, hand or arm
  • numb hands
  • tingling or pins and needles
  • a weak thumb or difficulty gripping.

These symptoms often start slowly and come and go but they are usually worse at night.

Trigger Finger or Trigger Thumb

Trigger finger is a condition that affects one or more of the hand’s tendons, making it difficult to bend the affected finger or thumb.

If a tendon or the tunnel a tendon runs through (called the tendon sheath) becomes swollen and inflamed, the tendon gets irritated and can “catch” in the tendon sheath. This can make it difficult to move the affected finger or thumb and can result in a clicking sensation. The finger/thumb will occasionally get ‘stuck or appear to bend inwards at will, meaning you cannot straighten the digit. Treatment is often with a steroid injection or surgery to free the tendon.

Finger Osteoarthritis

The main symptoms of Osteoarthritis in the PIP joint are pain in the area on movement and swelling around the joint.

People may also experience:

  • difficulty gripping/ weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Enlarged appearance of the joint
  • Limited movement
  • Altered positing of the fingers

Blood tests may be required to rule out any other cause for finger pain such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Treatment For Finger Osteoarthritis

Non-Operative Treatments

Medication: such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories e.g. Ibuprofen can help with swelling/ inflammation and painkillers can help alleviate pain
Splinting: Sometimes splints can be used to protect and support the joint to help alleviate some of the pain
Joint protection advice/ aids: Sometimes advice on how to protect your joints throughout every day tasks can help to alleviate symptoms
Steroid Injections: Localised injections directly into the affected joint to help reduce inflammation and pain

Operative Treatments

Joint replacements: special prosthetics/ false joints are put in place of the arthritic joint to enable less painful movement
Joint Fusions: a plate and screws is put across the joint in question to hold it ridged in one position to alleviate symptoms caused by movement. The finger will not bend at this joint after this operation.