Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Follow Us Facebook Twitter You Tube
Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic: (801) 262-8486
 
 
 
     
 
Patient Info

Hand & Wrist

Normal Hand Anatomy :: Trigger Finger :: Dupuytren's Contracture
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis :: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome :: Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery

Normal Hand Anatomy

The human hand is an intricate instrument that is both tough and delicate. Its functions of sensations and motion allow us to experience and control the world around us.

For more information about Hand Anatomy click on below tab.

Normal Hand Anatomy    

Trigger Finger

The tendons of the thumb and each of the fingers pass through a sheath on the palm side of the hand. Certain diseases and overuse activities can cause a thickening of this sheath. As the tendon passes through a thickened sheath, the tendon eventually becomes irritated and swells. Pain, catching and eventually locking of the finger will occur. Early treatment consists of anti-inflammatory medication or Cortisone injection. If these fail to provide relief, the sheath is opened surgically through a small incision at the base of the finger.

Trigger Finger    

Dupuytren's Contracture

This disorder is a thickening of a ligament in the palm, resulting in nodules on the ligament which, if severe enough, can cause an inability to fully straighten the fingers. The ring and small fingers are the fingers most commonly involved.

The cause of this disorder is unknown. It is seen more commonly in men and is usually found in individuals of northern European extraction.

If deformity is mild and there is no functional loss, no surgery is needed. If, however, there is significant contracture that interferes with full use of the hand, surgical removal of a portion of the ligament is the treatment of choice to improve function and to prevent further deformity.

Dupuytren's Contracture    

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Tendonitis on the thumb side of the wrist can be a very painful and disabling condition. Simple pinching and twisting activities can be almost impossible. The tendons to the thumb become inflamed as they pass under a ligament and the slightest motion of the wrist can cause pain.

Treatment consists of rest, medication and occasionally the use of a steroid injection. If these treatments do not provide relief over time, the tendons can be surgically released.

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis    

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common hand problem resulting from pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. Symptoms, which are often worse at night, consist of numbness and/or pain in the wrist and fingers. Eventually there is loss of strength, fine motor control and sensation.

Early treatment consists of splinting and anti-inflammatory medication. If symptoms do not improve, an outpatient surgical procedure to relieve the pressure on the nerve is suggested.

For more information about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome click on below tabs.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  

Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery

Wrist is also called as carpus, a complex joint comprised of bones and joints, ligaments and tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles that hold the bones together.

For more information about Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery click on below tabs.

Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
   

Click on the topics below to find out more from the Orthopaedic connection website of Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Our Physicians - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Christopher H. Martin, M.D.
J. Eric Vanderhooft, M.D.
 
Services - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Hip & Knee Replacement - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Spine (Neck & Back) - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Sports Medicine - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Shoulder Surgery - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Hand & Wrist - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Foot & Ankle - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Physical Therapy - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Physiatry - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Our Philosophy - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Mission Statement - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Location Map - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Worker's Comp - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Patient Forms - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Online Bill Pay - Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
Bookmark and Share
 
 
Your Practice Online