Information sheets

I am now retired from clinical practice, however, I have left these sheets on-line to be of assistance to patients.

The information on these sheets relates solely to what was my clinical practice. The views and management of other surgeons may differ.

Amputation of a finger Nail ablation
Anaesthesia for hand surgery (regional anaesthetic) Nerve repair
Anticoagulants and hand surgery Nerve surgery
Carpal tunnel release (endoscopic) Osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist
Carpal tunnel release (open) Pisiformectomy
Chronic regional hand pain (CRPS) Pre-op advice (general)
Complications in hand surgery Pre-op advice (travel/DVT)
Congenital hand problems Post-op advice (dermofasciectomy)
Cubital tunnel release Post-op advice (fasciectomy)
De Quervain's disease Post-op advice (general elbow)1
Diabetic stiff hand Post-op advice (general finger)2
Dupuytren's contracture (introduction) Post-op advice (general hand)3
Dupuytren's contracture - Collagenase (Xiapex) Post-op advice (PIPJ arthroplasty)
Dupuytren's contracture - Dermofasciectomy Post-op advice (thumb & wrist surgery)4
Dupuytren's contracture - Fasciectomy  Post-op advice (trapeziectomy with LRTI)
Dupuytren's contracture - Needle fasciotomy Post-op advice (TMCJ fusion)
Extensor tendon realignment Radial styloidectomy
Extensor tendon injury Zone I (Mallet finger) Sauve-Kapandji procedure
Extensor tendon injury Zone III (Boutonniere) Scaphoid fracture
Extensor tendon injury Zone V-VII) Scaphoid non-union
Finger amputation Scapho-lunate ligament reconstruction
Finger arthritis Sesamoid fusion
Finger arthroplasty (DIPJ) Skin grafting
Finger arthroplasty (PIPJ) Steroid injection
Finger arthroplasty (MCPJ) STT fusion
Finger exercises after injury STT resection
Finger fractures Syndactyly release
Finger fusion Tendon injury (overview)
Finger fusion (DIPJ) Tennis elbow
Fingertip injuries Tenosynovitis
Finger osteotomy Trapeziectomy
Flexor tendon grafting Trapezio-metacarpal fusion
Flexor tendon repair Trigger finger
Ganglions Ulnar collateral ligament injury (thumb)
Ganglion (Mucous cyst) Ulnar head excision (Darrach)
Hand lumps Ulnar osteotomy
Hand surgery exercises Wafer resection (of ulna)
Hand surgery overview Wound healing after injury and surgery
Hand surgery after treatment for breast cancer Wrist arthroscopy
Hand surgery for rheumatoid arthritis Wrist fusion (Osteoarthritic/Degenerative)
MCPJ arthroplasty (joint replacement) Wrist fusion (Rheumatoid)
Medical report information Wrist laceration
Metalwork removal Wrist ligament injuries
Minor skin surgery Wrist osteoarthritis


Examples: 1=cubital tunnel release, tennis elbow release; 2=lump/ganglion excision; 3=trigger finger release, carpal tunnel release, hand or wrist ganglion excision, wrist denervation; 4=simple trapeziectomy, STT resection, radial styloidectomy.