In Aesthetic Center Jan van Goyen you can contact our hand surgeons for hand and wrist complaints. They are concerned with restoring the shape and function of the hand and wrist, including injuries to tendons, nerves, bones and soft tissues of the fingers. The following conditions are treated in the hand surgery department:
Osteoarthritis of the base of the thumb
Thumb base osteoarthritis (wear and tear) is the most common wear and tear of all joints. This problem mainly occurs in women later in life. The shape of the thumb joint allows many movements, but this also makes it more vulnerable. Wear and tear of the cartilage causes the bones to rub against each other, causing pain and often loss of strength. The thumb may also overextend and the thumb mouse may be more inward.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
The carpal tunnel is a narrow canal near the wrist. Tendons to bend the fingers and thumb, as well as a nerve (the median nerve) run through this tunnel. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a compression of one of the nerves to the hand. The cause is usually not clear. CTS is more common in diabetes and rheumatism patients, after a wrist fracture and in pregnant women. Women suffer from CTS more often than men.
Dupuytren's disease is a condition in which the connective tissue in the palm of the hand and/or fingers thickens, causing subcutaneous lumps and cords to develop. It's not malicious. However, strands can cause permanent crookedness of the fingers, and sometimes it also causes pain.
Skier's thumb represents an injury to the inner ligament (ligamentum collateral ulnare, UCL) of the MCP joint of the thumb. This can be caused acutely by trauma or chronically (the ligament is repeatedly stretched by repetitive work). In both cases it is important to treat this as there is an increased risk of wear and tear of the thumb joint.
A glomus tumor is a blue-red discolored small vascular nerve tumor that contains a glomus body. It is a benign swelling that occurs relatively rarely. It is usually located near the fingertip but can also be under the nail. A glomus tumor can cause very disabling pain. The diagnosis can be made clinically based on the pattern of complaints and the physical examination.
In mallet finger, the tip assumes a bending position because the extensor tendon of the finger has been torn (with or without a piece of bone). It can occur during sporting activities but also during daily activities such as making a bed.
Reimbursement of hand surgery by health insurer
Interventions for the above treatments are reimbursed by your health insurer.
Come by for a no-obligation consultation
Are you considering surgical intervention in your hand or wrist? For more information, please contact us by telephone 020 305 5847 or book a no-obligation consultation with one of our doctors. We are happy to discuss the options with you.