Dr Thendo offers a comprehensive approach to evaluating and treating disorders and injuries affecting the upper extremities. His goal is to restore function using the most effective nonsurgical and surgical treatments available.
If surgery is the best option, patients can rely on his expertise with the newest and best treatments, including endoscopic procedures and minimal access surgery, and innovative microsurgical techniques.
Dr Thendo adheres to a strict code of ethics. He mentors future surgeons and also leads continuing education programs for physicians from all over the world. Patients can rely on Dr Thendo’s expertise in dealing with any hand problem, ranging from simple injuries to complex disorders.
Hand problems Dr Thendo treat include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Congenital abnormalities
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Compressive Neuropathies (such as cubital tunnel syndrome)
- Tendon injuries
- Ganglion cysts
- Hand tumours and cancer
- Nerve Injuries
- Fingernail injuries and deformities
- Hand And Fingers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A pinched nerve in the wrist. There is a tunnel (the carpal tunnel) in the wrist where the median nerve and nine tendons pass through. The nerve is pinched when swelling in the tunnel puts pressure on the nerve.
Abnormal thickening of the tissue just beneath the skin of the palm and fingers. Over time the scaring can draw the fingers toward the palm causing contracture and impaired function of the hand. It affects men more than women and more prevalent and severe in patients of Northern European descent.
Ganglion cysts are very common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons. They are like little water balloons. The most common locations are the top of the wrist and the palm side of the wrist.
Trigger finger is a condition that causes pain, stiffness, and a sensation of locking or catching when you bend and straighten your finger. The condition is also known as “stenosing tenosynovitis.” The ring finger and thumb are most often affected by trigger finger, but it can occur in the other fingers as well. Dr Thendo may perform a surgery that allows the affected tendon to glide more freely.