Conditions

Conditions

Dr Tawfik can assist you with all hand conditions including the core conditions below. Please speak to Dr Tawfik about any questions and concerns regarding your condition as he will be best placed to answer you with up to date and personalised information.

MICROSURGERY

MICROSURGERY

Microsurgery is when more intricate surgery is required. Microsurgery is performed using operating microscopes and precision instruments.

If you require microsurgery, Dr Tawfik can provide you with all the details you need.

WRIST RECONSTRUCTION

WRIST RECONSTRUCTION

For complex wrist injuries, a wrist reconstruction may be a good option. Wrist reconstructions can range from a minor repair to more complex surgery.

If you need a wrist reconstruction, Dr Tawfik can provide you with all the details you need.

ARTHROSCOPIC WRIST SURGERY

ARTHROSCOPIC WRIST SURGERY

This is a minimally invasive way for the surgeon to investigate the cause of pain in the wrist. With a series of small incisions, Dr Tawfik can take an internal look and diagnose and treat the wrist more effectively.

More information about Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery can be found through the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

SPORTS AND WORK INJURIES

SPORTS AND WORK INJURIES

Dr Tawfik is also able to help you with sports and work-related injuries of the fingers, hand and wrist including tendon, nerve and artery injuries, lacerations, as well as bone and joint injuries such as fractures and dislocations.

ARTHRITIS

ARTHRITIS

Dr Tawfik is able to assist you with arthritis of the wrists, hands, fingers and thumb including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

More information about different types of Arthritis including signs, symptoms, and treatment can be found through American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Thumb arthritis 
Osteoarthritis 
Rheumatoid Arthritis 
Psoriatic Arthritis

THUMB SPRAINS

THUMB SPRAINS

When the thumb is bent past its natural position, ligaments can tear, causing a thumb sprain. Often a thumb sprain occurs through sport where the thumb has been jammed or pulled back awkwardly. The most common injury is a Skier’s thumb (Gamekeeper’s Thumb).

More information about Thumb Sprains including signs, symptoms, and treatment can be found through American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

WRIST FRACTURES

WRIST FRACTURES

A Wrist Fracture is essentially a break in one of the bones in the wrist. The most common bone to fracture is the radius.

More information about Wrist Fractures including signs, symptoms, and treatment can be found through American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

SCAPHOID FRACTURES

SCAPHOID FRACTURES

The scaphoid is one of the small bones in the wrist. A scaphoid fracture is usually caused by a fall on an outstretched hand. If missed and not treated early, it may not heal (Scaphoid non-union).

More information about Scaphoid Fractures and Scaphoid Non-Union Fractures including signs, symptoms, and treatment can be found through American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

GANGLION CYST

GANGLION CYST

Ganglion Cysts are fluid filled bumps that appear next to tendons and joints. Most often they occur at the start of the wrist and are generally painless.

More information about Ganglion Cysts including signs, symptoms, and treatment can be found through American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome comes from increased pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. It can cause pain, tingling and general weakness in different parts of the arm and hand.

More information about Cubital Tunnel Syndrome including signs, symptoms, and treatment can be found through American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

DUPUYTRENS CONTRACTURE –Xiaflex (Collagenase) accredited

DUPUYTRENS CONTRACTURE –Xiaflex (Collagenase) accredited

This is a hand condition where knots of tissue (which feel like small bumps) form under the skin of your palm and in some cases can pull fingers into a slightly bent position. It can be difficult to straighten the fingers which can make daily activities a challenge.

Dr Tawfik is a Xiaflex (Collagenase) accredited practitioner and this may be an option for some cases.

More information about Dupuytrens Contracture including signs, symptoms, and treatment can be found through American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

De QUERVAIN’S TENOSYNOVITIS

De QUERVAIN’S TENOSYNOVITIS

This condition affects the tendons on the side of your wrist, near the thumb. It can cause pain when you move your wrist, try to hold something tight, perform repetitive tasks with the hand or wrist or even when you lift a baby.

More information about De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis including signs, symptoms, and treatment can be found through American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

TRIGGER FINGER AND TRIGGER THUMB

TRIGGER FINGER AND TRIGGER THUMB

Trigger Finger or Trigger Thumb occurs when there is inflammation around the tendons which can cause the finger or thumb to feel locked when it is bent.

More information about Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb including signs, symptoms, and treatment can be found through American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME (CTS)

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME (CTS)

Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with pain, tingling, numbness and general weakness in your hand due to pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. The increased pressure on the nerve creates the swelling which leads to the pain and other symptoms.

More information about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome including signs, symptoms, and treatment can be found through American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Dr Tawfik can also help you with the following conditions and treatments: