Hand and wrist

If you're living with the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, or a fracture in your hand or wrist, we can help. Our specialist team will give you expert, end-to-end care for these conditions and many more.

Hand and wrist review
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Your guide to hand and wrist conditions and treatment

No matter what stage of life you’re at, or what your occupation, your hands are always in use. We don’t often consider the dexterity needed for precise movements and, although it’s the vital connection joint between our hands and forearms, many of us take our wrists for granted. Both the hand and wrist are highly complex structures, full of tendons, ligaments, and bones, and when something goes wrong, the impact can be enormous.

Whether you’ve experienced a sudden injury or are suffering with wear and tear from overuse, we can help restore the vital mobility, strength and function in your hand and wrist. Our specialists have pioneered many advanced surgical techniques for a wide range of conditions affecting the hand and wrist, including peripheral nerve compressions (carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome), Dupuytren's disease, trigger fingers and thumbs, and arthritis affecting the joints of the hand and wrist.

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Meet our hand and wrist experts

Our consultant hand and wrist specialists are leaders in their field and are experts in the diagnosis and management of all hand and wrist conditions.  They work closely with a multidisciplinary team including plastic surgeons to provide expert diagnosis and treatment for all conditions, getting you back to a pain-free life as soon as possible.

We offer a wide range of pioneering treatments at each of our hospitals, located in London, Cheshire, and the West Midlands. From musicians and professional athletes to people who have suffered everyday injuries, or are coping with debilitating arthritis, our expert team have helped thousands of people just like you back to a full and pain-free life as soon as possible.

Common hand and wrist conditions

Hand and wrist arthritis

From complex hand and wrist surgery to diagnostic tests and hand therapy, we provide exceptional orthopaedic care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Dupuytren's disease

Also know as dupuytren's contracture or palmar fibromatosis, this disease takes its name from Baron Guillaume Dupuytren, a French surgeon who first described the condition in 1831.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Pressure on a nerve in your wrist, a common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and possibly pain in the hand and fingers.

Common hand and wrist treatments

Ganglion Cyst Removal

Surgical removal of a ganglion cyst associated with a joint or tendon sheath.

Trigger finger release


​Trigger finger release is a small operation that can be carried out to help your fingers move freely

Small joint replacement surgery


Small joint replacement surgery replaces a joint worn from arthritis or trauma providing pain relief and stability

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Andy’s story

Keeping his music alive after his thumb surgery

Andy is a founder and CEO of a global automotive consultancy, which requires running a number of large events, traveling for roadshows, conferences and networking. Outside work, he has a deep passion for music and plays guitar and drums almost every single day.

After being diagnosed with arthritis by his doctor, Andy was referred to Mr Mark Phillips, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK. With many years of experience in performing hand and wrist surgeries, he has a particular interest in performance-related conditions in musicians.

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Paying for your own treatment

We see patients who are self-funding their treatment as well as those with medical insurance policies. We work with all the major private insurers, for example Bupa, AXA and many more. If you’re paying for your own healthcare and are considering hand and wrist treatments, we offer a guide to the payment options available.

How to book an appointment

Booking your appointment

To book your HCA UK appointment with one of our hand and wrist experts, you can call or book online using our consultant finder. Remember to have your referral letter to hand. If you have private medical insurance, you’ll also need your membership number and authorisation code.  We’ll confirm your appointment on the phone or online.  If you have any special requests, we’ll get back to you either by phone or email within 24 hours.