Patient Information

On this page you will find links to information about a range of conditions affecting the hand as well as some general information useful to patients with hand problems.

Each of the links opens in a new page so you will still be able to look around our website once you have clicked on a name.

These links are to trusted sources – information from our own team, the British Society for Surgery of the Hand or the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

The information is provided to support the consultation you have with your doctor or surgeon, it is not intended that this information would replace the need for a face to face meeting.

If you'd like to  know a little more about how your journey will look, please watch our video on the right.

General topics

Welcome to Sheffield Hand Centre What is hand surgery?
Advice Following Hand Surgery What is hand therapy?
Sheffield Aches and Pains website Managing with one hand
Anaesthesia for Hand Surgery Your patient journey
Postoperative Pain Relief Looking After Your Arm While it is in Plaster


Common Hand Conditions Common Hand Injuries and Emergencies
Base of thumb arthritis Brachial plexus injury
Carpal Tunnel syndrome Boutonniere injury
Cubital tunnel syndrome (Ulnar nerve compression) Central slip rupture
DeQuervain’s syndrome Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Dupuytren’s disease Extensor tendon injury
Finger end joint (DIPJ) arthritis Finger dislocations
Ganglion cysts Finger sprains
Knuckle joint (MCP joint) arthritis Hand fractures
 Lumps and bumps 5th Metacarpal Fracture
Numbness in the hand Hand infections
Osteoarthritis Mallet injury
 Psoriatic arthritis Nail Bed Injury
Rheumatoid arthritis Nerve injury
Tendon Transfer surgery Scaphoid fracture
Trigger finger or thumb Scaphoid non-union
  Skier’s thumb (UCL rupture)
  Tendon injury - extensor
  Thumb extensor tendon rupture (EPL)
  UCL rupture (of thumb)
  Volar Plate Avulsion Injury
  Wrist fracture
  Wrist sprain


Contact us

Phone numbers:
  • For outpatient queries please call 0114 271 5684
  • For queries about patients attending for an operation please call 0114 305 2364.


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