• Open fractures

    You can sustained fractures of the hand/wrist or dislocations of the joint if you sustained a fall on your hand or received a bad knock on the hand or wrist. Your hand will typically be painful, swollen and could be deformed. Movement of the fingers or wrist may be limited by pain. An open (compound) fracture occurs when the fracture is exposed through a wound on the skin. There is an increased risk of infection with open fractures.(Learn more)
  • Cut and abrasions

    These are common injuries. Before treatment, you need to be examined to ensure that there is no injury to the adjacent nerves, tendons or major blood vessels that may be cut together with the overlying skin. Major blood vessel cut can lead to major blood loss and requires immediate emergency treatment.
  • Skin cancer

    Cancer of the skin is not uncommon. These abnormal malignant cells can invade through the skin into adjacent structures or travel throughout your body and become implanted in other organs and continue to grow, a process called metastasis. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer of the hand, followed by basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. Other rare cancers of the skin are Kaposi’s sarcoma, dermato-fibrosarcoma protuberans, sweat gland tumors, and Merkel cell carcinoma, to name a few.