The most common surgical interventions to the hand are:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome :
In this condition the median nerve becomes pressed at the wrist.
This causes a sensation of numbness in the thumb, index finger and middle finger and in part of the ring finger, especially in women and during the night. It can sometimes occur in both hands.
Dupuytren’s disease :
Contractive tissue under the skin begins to thicken and shorten causing contraction of the cords and resulting in the fingers being progressively drawn towards the palms. Mainly the ring finger and little finger are affected.
Cysts in the wrist joint :
A cyst may develop between the little bones in the hand and the wrist joint. In most cases the cyst is located at the upper side of the wrist.
Most of these procedures can be performed in day-surgery, under local or locoregional anaesthetic.
Temporary immobilization of the joint is often required to optimize good healing.
Work incapacitation depends on the type of employment and the work conditions.