Alistair Hunter provides treatment for the full range of conditions of the hand and wrist. Some of the more common conditions and treatments are described below.
Care begins with a comprehensive consultation to establish the problem and fully understand the needs of each patient. Treatment is carefully planned and tailored and may involve further investigation with advanced imaging or a specialised programme of hand therapy.
If surgery is required, Mr Hunter ensures a detailed discussion of the benefits and expected outcomes, and explains any potential risks. The vast majority of operations are completed without the need for an overnight stay.
He uses the most up to date and innovative techniques, driven by the latest research and his experience working in leading centres. These include the use of Xiapex for Dupuytren's Disease, minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures and 'wide-awake' techniques that avoid the use of general anaesthesia. Post-operative care is led by Mr Hunter himself, with involvement from his team of skilled professionals, including the specialist hand physiotherapists at the Hand Therapy Clinic.
Mr Hunter is committed not only to ensuring optimal outcomes, but also to providing the best possible patient experience. Working with the team at myrecovery, he has developed a customised mobile phone app for his patients undergoing surgery. This empowers patients in their treatment, giving timely information and guidance to promote an enhanced recovery.
Mr Hunter treats the full range of hand, wrist and elbow conditions, from the simple and common, to the more complex or rare. Below are the common conditions treated. Further information on many of these conditions can be found on the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) website
- Sports related injuries
- Wrist fractures
- Scaphoid fractures and non-unions, including vascularised and non-vascularised bone grafting
- Scapholunate ligament wrist injuries
- Finger and hand fractures and dislocations
- Skiers’ thumb
- Nerve injuries/lacerations
- Tendon injuries/lacerations
- Hand, wrist and upper limb trauma including fractures, nerve injury and tendon injury
Hand, wrist and elbow conditions
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain’s disease
- Ganglion cysts
- Trigger finger
- Arthritis of the base of thumb
- Dupuytren’s disease surgery, including Xiapex injections
- Joint replacements for arthritis of the hand and wrist
- Minimally invasive wrist arthroscopy
- Arthritis of the wrist
- Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow
- Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow