Many procedures are available to treat the stiffness, pain and weakness that can occur with arthritic conditions in the wrist.
Many vascular disorders affect the hand.
The hand is particularly sentive to changes in temperature and blood flow.
Raynaud’s syndrome is a condition where the blood supply intermittently stops due to atreial spasm.
Normally treated with medications eg Nifedipine or Misoprostil.
If necrosis is imminent surgical adventitial ablation can provide benfit.
Thrombosis or thombi can cause intermittent blockage in the arterial system,
Most will respond to conservative measures.
Hypothenar hammer syndrome is a blockage or leak of the ulna artery.
Normally treated by interposiional vein grafting
Vascular malformations are normally present at birth and grow slowly,
significant malformations may require surgical treatment.
and arterial injury are problems with the blood supply to the hand that can be help by surgical intervention.
Poor blood supply can lead to cold intolerance and tiredness of the muscles of the hand.
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