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Hand surgery deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity, including injury and infection.

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Hand surgeons perform a wide variety of operations such as fracture repairs, releases, transfer and repairs of tendons and reconstruction of injuries, rheumatoid deformities and congenital defects.

They also perform microsurgical reattachment of amputated digits and limbs, microsurgical reconstruction of soft tissues and bone, nerve reconstruction, and surgery to improve function in paralysed upper limbs. 

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What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & How Is It Treated In Singapore?

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common wrist condition that affects daily functioning, writing, typing, and movement.

Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery can help patients regain mobility and relieve pain in their wrist.

Watch this video to learn about common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, how endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery is performed in Singapore, and what the recovery process and duration after surgery are like.

276 views 4 Apr 2019
Hi Carpal tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can sometimes be tricky. It is a compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel at the wrist. That compressive band is always there. Hence non-surgical methods, like anti-inflammatory medication, injections and splinting can all be done first...
22 Feb 2019
It sounds like you injured your thumb quite abit. If it’s persistently pain and swollen, and numb/ tingling, it could indicate some damage to the nerves supplying the thumb. I think you should seek an opinion from a doctor soon, to allow a proper and thorough examination...
13 Feb 2019

This Singaporean Hand Surgeon Shares Tips On What To Do With An Injured Wrist That Is Not Healing

This Singaporean Hand Surgeon Shares Tips On What To Do With An Injured Wrist That Is Not Healing

Hand and wrist injuries commonly occur during accidental falls. When you fall forward, your natural response is to put your hands out in front of you to catch yourself.

DoctorxDentist reader posted a question regarding a wrist injury she had sustained during a trip to Taiwan. The area around her wrist began to swell up and bruise. An X-Ray showed no fracture which led her doctor to believe it was a ligament or tendon injury.

She felt her wrist wasn't recovering well and wanted to know what she could do about it. Dr Jonathan Lee, an established surgeon in Singapore who specialises in hand surgery, responded to the inquiry. Here's what he had to share.

501 views 8 Jan 2019
Numbness in the hand is a common problem and there can be various causes for this, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, thyroid function abnormalities or even nerve irritation from the neck. If you are concerned about a stroke, the common symptoms are difficulty with speech, facial ...
9 Oct 2018
Thank you for your question - it is certainly a common problem that I see in the clinical setting, particularly amongst younger patients. Broadly speaking, pain in the wrist can be from a structural or functional issue. When I mean " structural" , this can be from the bones, joint, ligaments,...
1 Oct 2018
From the photo, there is no obvious lump seen. This lump is likely to be located deeper beneath the skin. Some possibilities include an underlying cyst, swelling of the tendon sheath, or ganglion. It is advisable for you to see your doctor for a closer examination and palpation ...
1 Sep 2018
Lumps can be from different causes: 1. Skin 2. Soft tissue 3. Bones 4. Joints Common causes around the wrist are ganglions and these can cause pain at times. It maybe worth visiting a MSK/Sports Physician for an assessment and sameday ultrasound assessment before d...
7 Aug 2018
This is a common problem particularly in younger patients and we have had a number come into the Sports Clinic with these symptoms. Often it is not due to a tendon or muscle issue but comes from a scapulo-thoracic bursa . This is a potential space that sits between your shoulde...
28 Jul 2018
The aches and pain in your hand may not be entirely due to just "overuse". Arthritis means inflammation in the joints, typically we classified into 4 categories: 1. "Normal" wear and tear/ Aging (For e.g Osteoarthritis, Spondylosis) - these happens in every person, when you ag...
11 Jul 2018
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