The wrist can become involved in arthritis where the joint cartilage has been worn away. This can happen either because of undiagnosed ligament injury or broken bone in the wrist, or because of wear and tear, or because of destruction from the body’s own immune cells in rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis. If this happens, the patient may feel pain and stiffness of the wrist.

Mr Wharton works with hand therapists to help work through the best options for individual patients suffering with wrist arthritis. In the early stages this often involves splinting and exercises, combined with steroid injections. Often Mr Wharton refers to a radiologist to place steroid injections under ultrasound guidance.

Mr Wharton offers a number of surgical options for wrist arthritis that are tailored to the individual patient. These include selective nerve division of the nerves that supply sensation to the wrist joint (sparing the large nerves that supply the fingers), keyhole (arthroscopy) options to take away spurs of bone, partial wrist fusions (arthrodesis), total wrist fusion or joint replacement surgery.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury or is experiencing pain in their hand or wrist and would like a consultant-led review, please contact us. Grosvenor Orthopaedics have extensive experience in the treatment of this condition with excellent patient outcomes.

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HAND & WRIST CONDITIONS

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our specialist HAND & WRIST consultants

Hand and Wrist care at Grosvenor Orthopaedics is lead by Mr Rupert Wharton who is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with an NHS base at Kingston Hospital. He is further supported by the orthopaedic team here including other consultant surgeons, nurses and care staff.

Our team are well placed to manage and treat a diverse range of hand and wrist concerns utilising cutting edge diagnostic technology and treatment approaches, both surgical and conservative. Below is an overview of some of the conditions we treat but for a more thorough understanding please contact our team here

Mr Rupert Wharton

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon

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Rupert Wharton is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with an NHS base at Kingston Hospital. He has an interest in injuries and degenerative conditions of the hand and wrist, and works closely with hand therapy colleagues to ensure all non operative solutions have been tried before considering surgery.

What some of our patients say

Mrs EL

Thank you for taking great care of me throughout the whole operation process! My recovery has been much faster than anticipated and I am pain free after such a long time!