The bones from the wrist joint to the finger- and thumb-tips are known as metacarpals and phalanges. The five metacarpal bones are in the palm of the hand and connect the wrist to the fingers.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with carpal tunnel release Surgery Traditional surgery involves up to a 2- inch incision in the palm and wrist area, whereas endoscopic surgery involves one or two half-an-inch incisions and the use of an endoscope.
Also known as Dupuytren's Disease, this condition causes one or more fingers to gradually bend towards the palm of the hand. It can affect either or both hands, and although it is often mild or painless, it can worsen over time and lead to a loss of practical function.
A wrist arthroscopy is a keyhole operation on the wrist joint. It serves two main purposes. Primarily, it is a visual inspection of the inside of the wrist. Based on the visual inspection, the procedure can also be used to carry out small repairs, either during the same surgery or during a subsequent operation.
Xiapex is a treatment that has recently become available for sufferers of Dupuytren's Contracture. It is the trade name of a particular type of enzyme (collagenase) that can help dismantle the structures that cause the tightening of connective tissue in the palm of the hand.
The ability to bend the fingers is governed by supportive tendons that connect muscles to the bones of the fingers. The tendons run along the length of the bone and are kept in place at intervals by tunnels of ligaments called pulleys.
The scaphoid bone is a small bone within the wrist joint. A fracture to the scaphoid is well known among hand specialists as being potentially problematic, due to peculiarities of the bone itself and that it is often undetected or misdiagnosed by other medical practitioners.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis affecting the hand. It is a deterioration of the surfaces that move against one another in the joints, particularly the layer of smooth cartilage that is there to cushion and protect the ends of the bones.