Hand Problems

UK sources of information and / or support

Patient UK

Has information leaflets on hand problems called:

British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Includes patient information leaflets on various hand and finger problems, and information about various hand and finger surgical procedures.

Artificial metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joint replacement for end-stage arthritis

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

Hand and Wrist Surgery

Information from Arthritis Research UK.

Fractures of the Wrist

Information provided by an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in wrist injuries, intended for other medical consultants, healthcare professionals and patients.

Hand surgery information sheets

Website of a consultant hand surgeon with patient-orientated information on a variety of hand conditions including.

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Hilary Cole
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Hilary Cole
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Last Checked:
18 November 2011

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