Welcome to the Hand & Wrist Service

The hand & wrist Service forms part of a range of services provided by the Sussex MSK Partnership. It is a service provided by clinicians called Advanced Practitioners. These are physiotherapists with specialist knowledge and skills in caring for patients with hand & wrist conditions. The aim of the service is to provide patients with a high quality service that is based in a community setting, such as a GP surgery.

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What is the hand & wrist service?

The hand & wrist Service forms part of a range of services provided by the Sussex MSK Partnership. It is a service provided by clinicians called Advanced Practitioners. These are physiotherapists with specialist knowledge and skills in caring for patients with hand & wrist conditions. The aim of the service is to provide patients with a high quality service that is based in a community setting, such as a GP surgery.

Getting ready for my appointment

To help you prepare for your appointment we have collected some general information on our FAQ’s page.  This will help you understand what to expect from your appointment and how best to prepare.

Where are the clinics located?

To find a full list of our clinic locations please see locations page.

Getting in Touch

If you need to speak to one of our team about an appointment or referral, please see the contact page for more details.

Useful Resources

Carpal tunnel Syndrome

This is a very common condition treated in our service.   For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Surgery

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

This is a condition which causes pins and needles over the tips of the little and ring finger.   For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Surgery

DeQuervain’s disease

This is a condition where pain over the wrist could affect hand function. For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Surgery

Dupuytren’s Disease

This is a condition where any of your fingers could be affected.   For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Surgery

Finger Joint Arthritis

Arthritis of the fingers is a common condition. For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Further information

Finger Fusions

PIPJ Replacement

MCPJ Replacement

Inflammatory Arthropathy

Inflammatory Arthropathy is a group of conditions where inflammation is present within the joint.   For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

Gout and Pseudogout

Rheumatoid arthritis

Ganglia

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Surgery

Mucoid Cyst

This is a small cyst which can develop over the end joint of a finger, just below the nail bed.   For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Surgery

Seed Ganglia

This is a small cyst which appears over the base of a finger.   For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Surgery

Wrist Ganglia

These ganglia are very common around the wrist.   For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Surgery

Thumb Base Osteoarthritis

This is a very common form of osteoarthritis.   Symptoms are often intrusive.  For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Surgery

Thumb Base Replacement

Trigger Finger/ Thumb

This is a very common condition which can affect any finger or thumb.   Symptoms are quite uncomfortable.   For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Surgery

Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament injury

This injury is also known as Skiers thumb or Gamekeepers thumb.   It usually results from a forceful injury where the thumb gives way.   For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Surgery

Arthritis of the Wrist

This is a common condition which can develop in the wrist.   Symptoms can vary depending on the area involved. For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

Scaphoid Trapezium Trapezoid Osteoarthritis

Surgery

Osteoarthritis of the Distal Radio- ulnar joint

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Surgery

Multiple joint osteoarthritis of the wrist

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Surgery

Further Information

Scaphoid Lunate Ligamentous Injury

The Scaphoid lunate ligament is one of the ligaments present in the wrist. This ligament can be damaged following a fall onto the outstretched hand.   For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Surgery

Triangular Fibro- Cartilaginous Complex (TFCC) Injury

This is an injury to one of the ligaments present in the wrist which lies just below the base  of the little finger.  This can cause pain.  For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Surgery

Tendonitis

This is an inflammation around or within a tendon.   There are various factors which can cause this.  For further information about the condition please click on the following link:

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Here are some information from our Hand and Wrist classes, these have been developed and approved by our clinical staff to be the best information for patients.