Elective Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery

Dr Kumar has spent a significant portion of his training working in dedicated hand units throughout Sydney. He was privileged to work and be trained at the Royal North Shore Hospital under Professor Michael Tonkin, a world leader in the field of hand surgery. As a Consultant at Nepean hospital Dr Kumar is often called to manage hand injuries from minor lacerations all the way through to replanting an amputated digit.

Dr Kumar is also the Consultant Hand Surgeon for Harbour City Orthopaedics, which is a specialised group of orthopaedic and plastic surgeons that provide full musculoskeletal care to patients throughout greater and western Sydney.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. This nerve runs from the forearm to the palm of the hand. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome usually develop gradually.

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture affects a layer of tissue that lies under the skin of your palm called the palmar fascia. Knots of tissue form under the skin, eventually forming a thick cord that can deform one or more of your fingers making it impossible to straighten those fingers. Though the changes are usually gradual, patients who have the familial variant have a more early onset, aggressive form of the disease that can involve more fingers and also other areas of the body such as the feet. A number of treatments are available to treat the progression of Dupuytrens contracture. While non-surgical methods are available, with some good early results, the mainstay of treatment is the excision of the affected tissue. Dependent on how long the disease has been present, its aggressiveness and the pre-operative state of the joints in the affected digit, surgery can return the finger to almost a full range of motion.

Trigger Finger

This is a condition that affects the pulleys and tendons that are responsible for bending your fingers. It causes a painful ‘catching’ or ‘locking’ of the fingers or thumb, as the tendon catches on the pulley. Ongoing damage every time the tendon ‘catches’ leads to further irritation and swelling. The finger may be difficult to bend (or straighten) and may even become locked in a fixed position.

Soft Tissue Tumours of the Hand

There are many lumps and bumps that can arise in your hand. The majority are benign but some can be more sinister.

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