Melbourne Hand Surgery 

COVID news: Elective surgery restrictions have been lifted and we will resume all elective surgeries from 28 September. Please note that all patients who are scheduled for elective surgery admission are required to undertake a COVID test, to obtain a negative ("not infected") result prior to admission, and to self-isolate from the time of test to admission. As Epworth Cliveden remains indefinitely closed at this time Dr Tomlinson does not have any regular surgical lists at Epworth, but her lists continue at The Avenue and Glenferrie Private. 

All suitable consultations at Melbourne Hand Surgery are currently conducted via telehealth (phone or video consultation) to maximise patient and staff safety. We have implemented enhanced hygiene meaures in our rooms including acrylic screens, masks, hand sanitiser, face shields and physical distancing-related changes. We are closed on Fridays.

Victorians are in this together and together we will get through this. Thank you for your understanding as our community works through these unprecedented times together (last updated: 22 September 2020).

Hand and wrist arthritis

Dr Jill Tomlinson offers a full range of hand and wrist surgery services. In the management of arthritis this includes treating:

Treatments can include non-surgical management (including corticosteroid injections) as well as surgical treatments such as:

elderly hands

If you're looking for information about specific joints of the hand or wrist, try these pages:

We appreciate that the anatomical terms and medical words are confusing. The following image may help you sort out which is which:

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And if you're still not sure, please be sure to ask your surgeon!

If you cannot find the information that you are searching for please use the "search" function on this website - with so many different categories of hand conditions the search box may be the best way to find what you are looking for! If we don't have information on what you are interested in please let us know, so we can develop new content that will assist you and future visitors.

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