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Glenelg Orthopaedics

Providing Quality Orthopaedic Care

Hand & Wrist Conditions

Filed under: Wrist

 Diagram showing the location and mechanism of the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Ganglions and Baker's cyst

    Filed under: Patient Information

     Photo showing a ganglion cyst on the back of a mans hand.


    What is a ganglion?

    A ganglion is an out-pouching of fluid enclosed by a capsule of tissue, arising from a structure in the body.  It can arise from a joint or from a tendon.  They … more

  • Trigger Finger or Thumb

     Diagram showing the cause of trigger finger

    Another common condition is trigger fingers or thumbs.  This is where the flexor tendons of the digit thicken and get trapped when passing under the pulley going into the finger or thumb.  It causes … more

  • Dupuytren's Disease

    Filed under: Patient Information

     Photo of a persons hand that suffers from dupuytrens contracture where you can clearly see a band of fibrous tissue and a nodule on the tendon.

    Dupuytren's contracture  

    Is a hand deformity that usually develops slowly, over decades. It affects the connective tissue under the skin of your palm. It typically starts on the palm of the hand … more

  • Ligament injuries in the wrist

    Filed under: Wrist

     Diagram showing the bones in the human hand

    What ligaments exist in the wrist?

    Answer:  This question is best explained by first outlining the number of bones in the wrist and how complex the wrist actually is.  The wrist starts at the end of … more

  • deQuervain's tenosynovitis and other tendon inflammation

    Filed under: Wrist

     Photo showing DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis

    DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis & Other Tendonopathies

    Question: What is tenosynovitis and in particular de Quervain’s?

    Answer: Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the tendons, and a common site of … more