Best Orthopedic Elbow, Hand and Wrist Specialist in Bangalore
Our hands are such an essential part of everyday living. We rely on our hands, wrists and elbows for almost everything we do. The many bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles in the hand, wrist, arm, and elbow are particularly prone to injuries. Pain in any part of your forearm can result from repetitive movements; a fall, blow or impact (trauma); or arthritis - wear and tear that happen as you age.
Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre is one of the Best Orthopedic Elbow, Hand & Wrist specialist in Bangalore. He is available for consultation at Spire Clinic, Malleswaram and Fortis Hospital - Richmond Road.
Most Common Elbow, Hand and Wrist Conditions
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
In this condition a nerve in your hand called the median nerve gets compressed because of the narrowing of the passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. This may cause numbness, weakness or pain that radiates up the arm. The narrowing can happen because of injuries in your hand or because of the rheumatoid arthritis.
Carpal Tunnel surgery is performed by making an incision on the wrist side of your palm and cutting the ligament to relieve the pressure on the median nerve. This process is called surgical decompression.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome happens from compression of the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve runs from the neck to the hand.
The symptoms are numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand. Cubital Tunnel most likely affect's the little finger, ring finger, and inside the hand.
If medication and conservative techniques do not relieve symptoms, patient may have to undergo decompression surgery. This relieves pressure on the ulnar nerve, reducing symptoms.
Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
When you overuse your forearm or you have any trauma, then this condition is caused. It causes inflammation of the tendons in your forearm. When the inner elbow is involved, it is Golfer’s elbow and when outer elbow is involved, it is called Tennis elbow. Conservative techniques can resolve this condition, but if the pain persists for a long time, then surgery may be required.
In the surgery, the damaged tendon is removed either by arthroscopy or by open surgery.
These are non-cancerous lumps filled with jelly like fluid. These can appear in your wrist or your hand. Sometimes it can get resolved by itself. However, if the ganglion cyst compresses your nerve, it may cause pain and a surgical removal is required.
During the surgery, Dr. Deepak will mark your cyst and then cuts open the cyst. The capsule and the stalk of the cyst is removed.
This is a condition in which cord of tissue under the skin of your palm causes the fingers to curl and fold. This is a painful condition in which you will not be able to grab objects and perform activities with your fingers which are away from the thumb.
The surgical procedure to treat this condition is known as fasiectomy. The developed cord under the skin of your palm is divided into two so that the contraction reduces and there is substantial
improvement in activities of the palm.
Arthritis is a disease that attacks the tissues of your joints (cartilage). A cartilage is a coating at the ends of the bones. When the cartilage breaks down, the ends of your bones become exposed, rub against each other and wear away. As there are many joints in our wrist / hand, arthritis kicks in easily.
Arthritis of the hand causes pain and swelling, stiffness and deformity. There are various ways of managing pain. You can consult Dr. Deepak for more details.
Your Trusted Shoulder Specialist Surgeon in Bangalore
Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre
MBBS MRCS FRCS (Ortho) CCT (UK)
If you have a chronic shoulder pain affecting your lifestyle, I encourage you to consult an Orthopedic Surgeon and explore options for your shoulder treatment.
My team and me are specialist in Shoulder Treatment in Bangalore. We work closely with each patient to choose the treatment plan that will alleviate shoulder pain, restore function, and result in the best possible log-term outcomes.
When surgery is necessary, we use Arthroscopic Surgery (minimally invasive techniques) whenever possible.
If you have any query or doubts, please feel free to contact me. Wishing You A Healthy Life.
Book An Appointment
Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre is consulting at two different locations in Bengaluru. Choose the one nearest to your home as per your convenience. You can either call our reception to book your appointment or WhatsApp us and our team will get back to you.
#52/1 1, 10th Main Rd,
Malleswaram, Bengaluru - 560055
Timings : 5:30 PM to 8 PM
(Monday to Saturday)
Near Venkatala, Bagalur Cross, Yelahanka,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064
Timings : 10:00 AM to 4: PM
(Monday to Saturday)