At the Hand Centre, our surgeons hold appointments at various private hospitals. We operate on privately insured, workers' compensation and self-funded patients, and perform emergency as well as elective surgery.
In Southwest Sydney, emergency hand surgery arising from traumas such as road accidents is now usually performed at Fairfield Hospital. Your surgeon there will depend on which surgeon is on call at the time of your accident. If you are privately insured or a WorkCover patient, you may choose to be transferred to a private hospital and have your operation performed by the surgeon of your choice.
Private elective surgery is performed at a number of different private hospitals, depending on your injury or condition, your and your surgeon’s availability, and the hospitals at which your surgeon holds operating privileges.
Our surgeons offer a full range of hand and wrist surgery services, including microsurgery and arthroscopic surgery. We treat both acute and chronic hand injuries and conditions, including:
- Injuries arising from trauma (work, home, sport and other accidents), including:
- soft tissue injuries, including cuts and burns, sprains and strains, and nerve, tendon and vascular damage
- nail bed injuries
- bone and joint injuries
- hand and wrist fractures and breaks, including fingers, carpal bones and scaphoid fractures
- finger and thumb dislocations
- Acute and chronic conditions such as:
- arthritis of the hand, wrist and thumb
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
- Dupuytren’s disease
- mallet finger
- trigger finger
- Hand tumours, lumps and ganglions, including skin cancers
Surgery is an ever-changing field, with new procedures and technologies emerging all the time. We maintain an active journal review and conference attendance program in order to keep abreast of the latest research and developments in surgical techniques. Our key drivers are:
- utilising evidence-based treatments (surgical and non-surgical)
- reducing surgical and recovery times
- minimising surgical risk
- minimising scarring
- improving overall patient outcomes