De Quervain’s Tendinitis is the irritation and pain associated with thickening of the sheath surrounding two tendons on the thumb side of the wrist.
A ganglion is a harmless swelling, containing a clear jelly like substance. It is commonly found overlying the back of the wrist, the palm side of a finger or at the end joint of a finger (known as a ‘mucous cyst’). A ganglion may fluctuate in size and disappear spontaneously before reforming.
There are two rows of small bones that comprise the wrist. The lunate is one of these bones, which lies centrally in the first row. Kienböck’s Disease is where the lunate bone dies through loss of its own blood supply. It is also known as osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis of the lunate. In the long term it can lead to arthritis at the wrist.
There are two rows of small bones that comprise the wrist. The scaphoid is one of these bones, which lies at the side of the thumb and spans both rows.
The TFCC is a highly complex and specialised structure found on the little finger side of the wrist. Its job is to provide stability and cushioning to the wrist whilst allowing for the great degree of movements the wrist has.
The job of the wrist (carpus) is to position the hand for function and to transfer load from the hand to the arm. There are 8 bones in the wrist and they sit between the forearm and the hand. Each of these bones has joints around it and so in fact the wrist joint is a complicated joint made up of many joints.
A wrist fracture is a break in any of the wrist bones. This includes eight small bones and the two forearm bones, the radius and ulna. The commonest fracture of the wrist is the radius fracture.
The wrist (carpus) is made up of many bones which are connected by a complex series of ligaments. These ligaments act to keep the bones in place when your wrist moves and when you load your wrist such as when gripping objects and pushing a door. The scapho-lunate ligament is a particularly important wrist ligament in the centre of your wrist that holds the scaphoid and lunate bones together. Mr Naqui has a particular interest in the management of these injuries, having done published research in this area.