Hand and upper limb surgery

Working closely with the French Institute of Hand Surgery (IFCM), the Victor Hugo Surgical Clinic guarantees optimal surgery of your hands, whether you have an emergency or simply need treatment for hand diseases.

We provide treatment and perform surgeries for most common pathologies encountered, listed below. The IFCM website provides information cards on pathologies related to hand and upper limb surgery. Each card includes a definition of the pathology, its symptoms, the tests, the possible treatments, and the risks of evolutions if there are any.

Hand pathology

  • Algodystrophy
  • Distal interphalangeal digital osteoarthritis – DIP
  • Proximal interphalangeal digital osteoarthritis – PIP
  • Carpal boss
  • Trigger finger
  • Sprain of the interphalangeal digital (PIP)
  • Hamate fracture
  • Finger pulley injury (climbing)
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Mallet-finger
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis of the hand and wrist
  • Paralysis of the interosseous nerve
  • Brachial plexus paralysis
  • Digital mucoid pseudocyst
  • Rhizarthrosis or osteoarthritis of the thumb
  • Subcutaneous rupture of the long thumb extensor
  • Syndactyly
  • Upper limb compartment syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Elbow surgery

  • Algodystrophy
  • Compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow
  • Epicondylitis (tennis-elbow)
  • Elbow hygroma
  • Distal rupture of the biceps brachii tendon
  • Post-traumatic elbow stiffness

Wrist surgery

  • Algodystrophy
  • Post-traumatic wrist osteoarthritis
  • Malunion of the wrist
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Hamate fracture
  • Arthro-synovial cyst
  • Kienbock disease
  • Madelung disease
  • Preiser’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Long ulna syndrome
  • De Quervain syndrome
  • Synovial osteochondromatosis of the hand and wrist

Shoulder surgery

Shoulder pathologies

  • Shoulder arthritis and prosthesis
  • Rupture of the rotator cuff
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Recurring dislocation of the shoulder
  • Calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff
  • SLAP lesions of the shoulder
  • Algodystrophy

Shoulder emergencies

  • Clavicle fractures
  • Recent dislocation of the shoulder
  • Acromioclavicular joint separation
  • Sternoclavicular dislocation

Pathologies of the nervous system

  • Brachial plexus paralysis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Paralysis of the axillary nerve
  • Paralysis of the trapezius by spinal nerve tear – XI
  • Paralysis of the thoracic nerve

To learn more about treating hand pathologies, please visit the IFCM hand and upper limb surgery website:

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