Wrist surgeries

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Wrist Surgeries

Common wrist surgeries are: –

Carpal tunnel release

The carpal ligament of the carpal tunnel at the wrist is cut so that the median nerve that passes through it is no longer compressed and pain is relieved.

Closed reduction and fixation

The realignment and immobilization of broken or fractured bones in the hand and wrist. Wrist bones are regularly broken or fractured. The most common type of fractured wrist is called a distal radius fracture, when your radius bone breaks.

Dupuytren’s contracture fasciotomy/ Dupuytren’s contracture fasciectomy

In Dupuytren’s contracture fasciotomy, the connective tissue in your palm or fingers is divided to release the tightness in your hand that is causing Dupuytren’s contracture whereas in Dupuytren’s contracture fasciectomy, the connective tissue in your palm or fingers is removed to treat more severe Dupuytren’s contracture.

Ganglion removal

The cutting away of a harmless fluid filled swelling called a ganglion for pain relief.

Joint fusion (arthrodesis)

To treat arthritis in hand and wrist joints. Fusing the joint straightens and adds stability to it.

Joint replacement (arthroplasty)

Hand or wrist joints can be replaced with artificial ones to relieve pain and increase function. It is often used to treat severe wear and tear osteoarthritis of the hand and, rheumatoid arthritis of the knuckles that causes damage and deformity.

Tendon repair

The repair of ruptured tendons caused by infection, trauma or arthritis to improve hand control.

Trigger finger release

The cutting through of an affected section of your tendon sheath to stop your tendon getting caught in it when you unbend your finger.


The removal of the trapezium bone (a bone in your wrist at the base of your thumb) to treat arthritis that is causing pain and to improve hand function.

Surgical drainage or debridement- The removal of cartilage and pus and wound cleaning to treat and prevent hand infections and promote healing.

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