Trauma & Emergency

At Advanced Hand, Wrist & Nerve Centre, we understand that accidents happen, and when they do, swift and professional care is crucial. Our dedicated team, led by Dr Jacqueline Tan, is here to provide comprehensive and immediate assistance for all hand, wrist, and nerve traumas.

YOUR SOLUTION FOR HAND, WRIST & NERVE TRAUMA

Our team is always ready to address a wide range of injuries and emergencies. Whether you're dealing with fractures, dislocations, or nerve injuries, we are equipped to provide prompt and effective care.

Holistic Approach

While providing immediate relief for pain and discomfort is a priority, our focus extends far beyond the initial stages of trauma. We strive to lay the groundwork for long-term wellness, addressing not just the symptoms but the root causes.

Personalised Treatment Plans

We recognise that each trauma case is unique. Our approach is centred around tailored treatments, taking into account your lifestyle and the specific nature of your condition. From minor injuries to more complex cases, our team is committed to providing personalised care that addresses your individual needs.

Supportive Environment

Empathy is at the core of our trauma and emergency care. We understand the emotional impact that such situations can have, and our team is here to provide not just medical expertise but also the support and understanding you need. We believe that fostering a compassionate and supportive environment is essential for your overall well-being.

Empowering Your Well-Being

This involves keeping you informed and involved in the decision-making process. We take the time to explain your diagnosis, treatment options, and potential outcomes. By providing you with the knowledge to make informed decisions, we empower you to take an active role in your recovery journey.

Evaluation

In trauma and emergency situations, time is of the essence. Our team will conduct a swift and comprehensive evaluation of your hand, wrist, or arm trauma. Each case is unique and our immediate assessment aims to understand the nature of your injury, laying the foundation for a tailored treatment plan.

Diagnosis

When emergencies strike, a precise diagnosis is essential. Our team employs a range of diagnostic tools and techniques designed for rapid yet accurate assessments.

Treatment

In the aftermath of trauma, addressing immediate pain is a priority. However, our commitment goes beyond mere symptomatic relief. We focus on the overall health and well-being of your hand, wrist and nerves, incorporating a comprehensive treatment approach.

UNDERSTANDING HAND, WRIST & NERVE TRAUMA

Trauma to the hand, wrist, and nerves can result from a variety of incidents, including accidents, falls, or sports-related injuries. These traumatic events may lead to fractures, dislocations, nerve damage, or a combination of these issues. Recognising the symptoms and seeking timely medical attention is essential for optimal recovery.

Nailbed & Fingertip Injuries

Can result from a range of incidents, from accidental trauma to the hand to more specific injuries such as crushes or cuts. These injuries often involve not only the nailbed itself but also the surrounding tissues, including the skin, nerves, and blood vessels. They can manifest in various forms, including nailbed lacerations, fractures, or injuries involving the delicate tissues beneath the nail.

Upper Limb Injuries – Mallet Finger, Tendon & Nerve

Mallet Finger: This condition, often resulting from sports injuries or accidents, involves the inability to straighten the fingertip, with the end joint remaining bent.

 

Tendon Injuries: Tendons play a crucial role in hand movement. Injuries to these vital structures can result from overuse, trauma, or degenerative conditions, impacting the hand’s range of motion.

 

Nerve Issues: Nerve-related problems in the upper limb can manifest as pain, tingling, weakness, or numbness. Causes include compression, trauma, or conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Distal Radius Fractures

The distal radius is the bone at the end of the forearm on the thumb side. Fractures in this area typically occur when a person falls on an outstretched hand. These fractures can range from simple to complex, impacting not only the bone but also the surrounding structures such as ligaments and tendons.

Hand Fractures

Hand fractures can occur in various parts of the hand and can be classified into different types, such as stable fractures, displaced fractures, or comminuted fractures, each requiring a unique approach to treatment. Treatment for hand fractures varies based on the type and extent of the injury.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you experience severe pain, visible deformity, inability to move the hand or fingers, excessive bleeding, or if the injury is the result of a significant accident, seeking emergency care is crucial.

For immediate care, immobilise the hand, apply a clean bandage to control bleeding, and avoid moving the injured area unnecessarily. Seek professional medical attention as soon as possible.

In cases of trauma or emergencies, it’s crucial to seek care as soon as possible. Delays can impact outcomes, so immediate attention is advisable for the best results.

Diagnostic tools such as X-rays are commonly used in emergency settings to assess the extent and alignment of fractures. These images help determine the appropriate course of action for treatment.

Bring any relevant medical information, insurance details, and identification. If possible, provide a brief history of the injury and any immediate first aid measures taken.