Hand Surgery comprises of all operative procedures that can prevent or restore malfunction of the hand, abolish discomfort and pain. Many hand surgeons, like the Plastic Surgery Associates, also perform procedures on the forearm and elbow joint.
Peripheral nerves are the nerves outside the spine, predominantly the nerves of the upper and lower extremities. These nerves may become entrapped or compressed, injured or they may develop tumours. In most of these cases loss of sensation and/or motor function will occur, often combined with pain.
Following trauma nerves may develop extremely painful lumps at the site of the injury called neuroma. Nerve compression may occur in a disease called neuropathy, often caused by diabetes, and may aggravate the symptoms caused by it.
The aim of peripheral nerve surgery is to relieve symptoms by decompressing the nerves, restore function by reconstructing nerves or remove and bury painful neuromas.
Plastic Surgery Associates specialists have vast experience with applying minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques to this surgical specialty. We have pioneered and further developed many new techniques.
Based at the BUPA Cromwell Hospital, the practice also has admitting rights and outpatient consulting rooms in the following hospitals in London: BUPA Cromwell Hospital, Cadogan Clinic, Clementine Churchill Hospital, Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth, Portland Hospital, Wellington Hospital , BMI Syon.
Appointments can be scheduled at flexible times at the BUPA Cromwell Hospital, based in Kensington. Appointments can also be made throughout London in a number of different locations, including Knightsbridge, St John's Wood, Harrow, Middlesex, Harley Street and Marylebone. Contact us to make an appointment
Common Hand Conditions and About Hand Anatomy (www.assh.org)