Some orthopaedic surgeons specialise in disorders of the hand and wrist. They deal with conditions such as fractures, joint injuries, tendon injuries, nerve injuries, lacerations, wounds, arthritis / pain in the small joints of the hand and sports injuries to the hand. The operations and treatments that hand and wrist specialists offer include Carpal Tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease (finger contractures) and trigger finger.
There is a professional association for orthopaedic surgeons in the UK who have a special interest in hand and wrist surgery and treatment - the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH). The International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) and the Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH) was founded as a result of an increasing interest in hand and wrist surgery in the UK. Most UK hand and wrist specialists will belong to this organisation.
The British Orthopaedic Association is the professional association for over 4,000 surgeons and training surgeons treating injuries and disorders of bones, joints and their associated tissues.
Featured hand and wrist surgeons