Anthony Cheng - Hand & Wrist Surgery, & Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Soft Tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments)
Specifically in the hand, tendons can become inflamed and sometimes trapped within a tight compartment. This can cause pain and mechanical symptoms. Common conditions include trigger fingers/thumb and De Quervain's tenosynovitis.
Initial management for these conditions can involve steroid injections and input from a hand therapist.
If surgery is eventually required, these procedures will involve some sort of splintage after the surgery followed by a period of rehabilitation, normally supervised by a hand therapist.