Learn about Hand Surgery procedures at Fitzwilliam Clinic

Hand Surgery

Common conditions include trigger finger, de quervains tenosynovitis, ganglion cysts, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, duputyrnes disease and joint arthritis. 

Procedure time1-2 hours
Anaesthetic typeLocal or Sedation
Day case or overnightDaycase
Downtime/recovery1-2 weeks

Hand Surgery

Our consultant Mr Michael McBride FRCS (Plast) describes hand surgeries available at Fitzwilliam Clinic.

Hand conditions can affect any of the tissue units – skin, subcutaneous fat, fascia, tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels and bones.  These can present as swellings, pain, altered sensation, reduced range of motion or issues with how your hand undertakes everyday / work functions for example. 

Common conditions include trigger finger, de quervains tenosynovitis, ganglion cysts, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, duputyrnes disease and joint arthritis. 

Trigger finger is a painful condition in which a finger or thumb clicks or locks as it is bent towards the palm.  De quervains syndrome is a painful condition that affects tendons where they run through a tunnel on the thumb side of the wrist.  Ganglion cysts are the commonest type of swelling in the hand and wrist. They contain a thick clear fluid and can arise a variety of structures.  Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition where the median nerve is compressed where it passes through a short tunnel at the wrist.  Cubital tunnel syndrome is compression or irritation of the ulnar nerve in a tunnel on the inside of the elbow.   

Dupuytren’s disease is a common condition wherein firm nodules appear in the ligaments just beneath the skin of the palm of the hand, and in some cases they extend to form cords that can prevent the finger straightening completely.  

Book a consultation to discuss hand surgery

To book a consultation to discuss your options for hand surgery, contact us using the following:

    Our Hand Surgery Specialists

    Our team of consultant surgeons and anaesthetists are on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and in possession of Certificates of Completion of Training.

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    Michael McBride FRCS (Plast)

    Mr Michael McBride's specialist interests are in aesthetic surgery, lower limb reconstruction, hands, peripheral nerve surgery, facial palsy, abdominal wall, and perineal reconstruction.

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    Nicholas Hodgins FRCS (Plast)

    Mr Nicholas Hodgins is a fully accredited Consultant Plastic Surgeon currently working within the Plastic Surgery departments of the Ulster and Royal Victoria Hospitals.

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    Stephen Sinclair FRCS (Plast) MD

    Mr Sinclair was appointed a NHS Consultant Plastic Surgeon in 1999 and has a well established reputation in the private sector as a leading cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon.

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    Harry Lewis FRCS (Plast)

    Mr Harry Lewis graduated as an M.D. from Queen’s University Belfast in 1989 and completed his plastic surgery training in Belfast before completing the Plastic Surgery intercollegiate speciality exam FRCS (Plast).

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    Serena Martin FRCS (Plast)

    Miss Serena Martin is a fully accredited plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon and is on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register for plastic surgery.

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    Alastair Brown FRCS (Plast)

    Mr Alastair Brown is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon based at the Ulster Hospital, Belfast. He is Programme Director, responsible for the training of Plastic Surgeons in Northern Ireland.

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    Shakeel Dustagheer FRCS (Plast)

    Mr Dustagheer completed his medical studies at the Queen’s University of Belfast in 2002.  His early surgical training took place in Northern Ireland.

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    Andrew Robinson FRCS (Plast)

    Mr Robinson graduated from Queens University Belfast in July 2006 with an honours degree achieving multiple distinctions throughout his undergraduate degree.