While many wrist injuries will heal on their own over time, some might require a surgical operation. In recent year, we have developed ways to operate on the delicate structures of the wrist with the minimal amount of damage. We asked expert hand and wrist surgeon Mr James Nicholl about what wrist arthroscopy is and who might benefit from it.
Dupuytren’s disease or Dupuytren’s contracture is sometimes called the ‘Viking disease’ because it is most commonly found in countries which were invaded by the Vikings. It is a common disease affecting the hands, which usually presents itself in middle age or later in life and is more common in men than women. Mr James Nicholl walks us through this condition and how it can be treated.
Trigger finger is an awkward condition where the digit gets stuck in a bent position and it is difficult to straighten. As time goes on, the condition only gets worse, unless you get treatment. How do doctors deal with this condition? Leading orthopaedic surgeon Mr James Nicholl is here to provide answers on trigger finger treatment.
Why would your finger get stuck in a bent position? Trigger finger (and trigger thumb) is a real condition affecting the tendons in the hand, which can lead to a rapid decline in the ability to grip and perform basic tasks. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr James Nicholl is here to explain.
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with a feeling of pins and needles in the fingers? It could be a case of trapped nerves, known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Hand and wrist surgeon Mr James Nicholls explains what it feels like and whether it can go away by itself without treatment.