SPORTS MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

 

Miss Bremner-Smith has treated many athletes including premier league footballers, rugby players, rowers, tennis players, golfers, and sailers. 

She was a member of the Hand and Wrist Surgical Team for the London 2012 Olympics.

LIGAMENT INJURIES

Ligaments provide stability during motion. Not only can they be painful, but damaged ligaments can also significantly impair movement of the wrist and hand. Ligaments are often damaged together with bone fractures but can also be isolated injuries. Ligament injuries may require repair or reconstruction although many can be treated non-operatively. 

HAND AND WRIST FRACTURE

 

Common causes of hand and wrist fractures are falls, sporting incidents, crushing injuries and road accidents.

Treatment will depend on the nature of the fracture in the bone, which bones are involved, the amount of deformity and other associated injuries.

Following physical examination and an X-Rays scan, Miss Bremner-Smith will work hard to offer the best possible treatment options. She may also suggest additional investigations before the final treatment plan is agreed upon. 

Her aim will be to restore hand function as quickly as possible and she will support your recovery by working closely with the Hand Therapists and other medical professionals to encourage rapid rehabilitation.

OTHER COMMON INJURIES

  • Flexor and Extensor tendon injuries - acute and chronic

  • Lacerations of the Hand and wrist

  • Fingertip Injuries

Miss Bremner- Smith is the Principal Investigator for the national DISC (Dupuytrens  Interventions Surgery versus Collagenase) clinical trial based at Chelsea and Westminster Hand Unit, London; a Clinical and Educational Supervisor for Hand Surgeons in Training in the UK and a tutor and trainee Examiner for the British Hand Surgery Diploma qualification.

For more information on any of the these conditions, please go to https://www.bssh.ac.uk/patients/conditions/hand_disorders 

or https://www.nhs.uk/conditions

COMMONLY TREATED HAND FRACTURE INJURIES

 

  • Distal radius fractures                

  • Scaphoid fractures                     

  • Distal ulna fractures                

  • Carpus fractures                     

  • Metacarpal fractures                    

  • Phalangeal fractures                    

  • Malunion of all above fractures

COMMONLY TREATED LIGAMENT INJURIES

  • Scapholunate ligament injuries            

  • Wrist and hand ligament injuries            

  • Ulna collateral ligament injuries of the thumb     

  • TFCC tears and injuries

  • Tendon injuries

COMMONLY TREATED HAND AND WRIST CONDITIONS

  • Dupuytrens Disease

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Trigger Fingers and thumbs

  • Ganglia

  • Mucous cysts

  • Thumb base osteoarthritis

  • Arthritis of the hand and wrist joints

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome

  • De Quervains tendonitis

  • Tendonitis

  • Swellings of the hand

  • Benign tumours of the hand and wrist