Expert diagnosis and management of common upper limb conditions
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
De Quervain's TSV is a painful condition affecting two tendons at the base of the thumb as they travel side by side along the inside of the wrist. They pass through a soft tissue channel or sheath, with the inner walls of the channel producing a slippery fluid to lubricate the tendons as they slide back and forth.
Distal Radius Fractures
The radius is the larger of the two bones of the forearm. The end toward the wrist is called the distal end. A fracture of the distal radius occurs when the area of the radius near the wrist breaks.
The scaphoid is the most frequently fractured wrist bone and is located on the thumb side of the wrist. It occurs after a fall onto an outstretched hand. Diagnosis is made with imaging and treatment can be operative or non-operative.
Non-operative treatment involves the application of a fiberglass cast or Exos splint. Once the fracture has healed exercises to restore mobility are commenced until normal function has returned