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Hand surgery

Expert, caring treatment for a wide range of painful hand and wrist conditions.

From common conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren's disease to problems caused by arthritis, rheumatism or injuries from falls, we offer the highest levels of care in an immaculate and modern private hospital environment led by consultant surgeons who are experts in their field.

Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery

Treatment to relieve pressure and pain in your wrist.

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Dupuytren's contracture

Removes affected tissue in your hand to help straighten out your fingers.

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Ganglion removal surgery

Removal of a usually harmless cyst on a wrist or ankle joint.

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Trigger finger release

Makes a slit in the tendon sheath, so the finger can move freely again.

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The hand

The Hand Practice is headed up by leading hand surgeons, Mr Anthony Armstrong and Mr John Dickinson, supported by a team of experts offering patients specialist treatment and advice on a wide range of hand and wrist disorders.

We are able to provide top quality, affordable patient care, from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation with a single point of referral, short waiting times, and with appointment and treatment times to suit the patient.

The hospital benefits from on-site X-ray, MRI, CT, ultrasound and works closely with GPs to ensure they are kept up-to-date with the very latest in treatment technology.

Conditions treated at The Hand Practice include:

  • All general conditions in hand and upper limb surgery
  • Acute hand trauma
  • Benign and malignant tumours
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Finger joint replacement
  • Ganglion and cysts
  • Hand therapy
  • Nerve entrapment (carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome)
  • Osteoarthritis of the base of thumb
  • Osteoarthritis of the wrist
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand and wrist
  • Soft tissue trauma
  • Tendon and ligament injuries (acute and chronic)
  • Trigger fingers (paediatric and adult)

Our specialist team

Meet the consultants who lead our expert team here at Spire Dunedin Hospital.

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Is hand surgery for you?

Our hands are vital to how we live and being able to carry out every day tasks - from dressing and feeding ourselves to earning a living. At Spire, we offer the latest treatments for conditions that affect the use of your hands. Our expert consultants and their medical teams will advise you on the best approach for you and help support you through your recovery. If surgery is required, we practice the least invasive procedures to enable a faster recovery time. We take an integrated approach to care, so you’ll be offered physiotherapy and any other support you need before and after your surgery.


Why choose Spire for hand surgery?

You will be treated quickly and effectively, by the specialist of your choice and at the location of your choice. All our hospitals are immaculate, modern and well equipped. Our surgeons are experts in their fields and many have national and international reputations for their work. Your consultant and their team will help you choose the most effective treatment and they will be there to support you every step of the way - even after your surgery. Our hand surgery departments are led by consultants, offering the expertise of experienced, specialist surgeons. The service is supported by a dedicated hand therapy specialist physiotherapist, ensuring a better post-surgery functional outcome. We also take an integrated approach, using a plastic surgery nurse specialist to ensure the highest levels of patient communication and aesthetic surgical outcomes. We have won many awards for the quality of our healthcare and have received high satisfaction ratings from our patients.

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