Hand, wrist and elbow unit
The joints of the hand, wrist and elbow are made up of a convoluted succession of muscles, tendons and nerves, capable of articulating around 30 bones with each other. We could be talking about overload, injury, as well as other pathologies affecting the joints.
Pain in the hand, wrist and elbow can be due to acute injury or gradual degeneration due to age or repetitive lifestyle. Common examples of injuries include sprains, tendonitis, fractures and ligament tears.
If you are suffering from discomfort or pain in your hand, wrist or elbow, do not hesitate to contact Hospital Ochoa Marbella. We have a team of specialised orthopaedic surgeons in Marbella who will help you to improve your mobility and improve your quality of life!
We have the most advanced technology when it comes to treating injuries affecting the hand and upper limb. This allows us to treat hand injuries in a way that is the least intrusive for the patient.
Hand and elbow orthopaedic specialists
As well as having the latest in the latest technology, we also have extensive experience in techniques related to hand, wrist and elbow surgery. Our entire trauma team is at your disposal.
Come to Hospital Ochoa where a hand and wrist orthopaedic surgeon will be able to help you with your ailment or injury.
Most common reasons requiring an orthopaedic surgeon
As specialists in traumatology in Marbella most of the reasons that require a specialist are:
- Sports: these are very common within traumatology.
- Degenerative diseases: among the most common are arthritis.
- Traffic accidents: the level of severity of the injury usually goes hand in hand with the accident.
- Children’s traumatology: this is another common area in which a hand traumatologist can act. This type of injury requires much more detailed attention, as it is possible to find traumatic pathologies that involve both children and adolescents and are related to the growth process. Here we could be talking about congenital malformations, deformities, or problems related to children’s bones.
Specialists in Hand, wrist and elbow orthopaedic surgeon in Marbella
Frequently asked questions Hand, wrist and elbow traumatology
These are the most common symptoms of tendonitis in the hands:
- Tingling and numbness in the area.
- Experiencing pain with movement, increasing discomfort and intensification.
- Pain and tenderness when the tendon is moved.
The most common cause is usually muscle overload, although we could also be talking about an injury that causes the area to be strained more than it should be.
Here you can find a list of symptoms that will let you know if you have tendinitis of the elbow:
- Pain and discomfort when trying to use the joint (may even appear at rest).
- Increased pain when touching the affected area.
- Difficulty making routine movements with the arm.
- Total immobilisation of the elbow
- Irritation of the skin, which may even feel warm.
- Tingling or numbness in the fingers.
There are some symptoms that might tell you if you have tendonitis of the wrist:
- Numbness or tingling of the area.
- Pain that will start out mild and grow in intensity, extending upwards from the wrist to the elbow.
- Crunching/clicking sensation when bending or flexing the joint.
- Difficulty in holding objects.
To find out if you have tennis elbow you can focus on these symptoms:
- Local pain in the elbow: this could start at any time or gradually increase over time.
- Loss of strength affecting the forearm.
- Pain extending from the elbow into the forearm: this may increase with gripping, shaking hands, turning knobs or doing some sports.
- Mobility problems affecting the hands or elbow.
- Stiffness in the elbow or hand area.