Melbourne Hand Surgery 

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Latest news: Masks are and will remain mandatory when you attend our practice in person. Please check in via our Victorian Government QR code, by entering location code 3D7RE3 into the Services Victoria App or by writing your details on the physical register at our reception.

In accordance with the current COVID peak (black) status consultations are being conducted via videoconference, with in person consultations by exception. Hospital elective surgery has resumed at 50% capacity; cosmetic surgery is not able to be performed in hospital. All individuals undergoing elective surgery are required to obtain a negative COVID test within 72 hours of their scheduled surgery and must self-isolate from the time of their test until their hospital admission.

Our rooms will be closed for the festive season from 5pm Friday 17 December 2021 and will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 5 January 2022. Consulting and operating will resume on Monday 10 January 2022. 

Videoconsultations are conducted via telehealth at our dedicated virtual clinic to maximise patient and staff safety. For in person consultations we have enhanced hygiene measures in our rooms including acrylic screens, masks, hand sanitiser, face shields and physical distancing-related changes. We require that all patients provide a referral prior to booking an appointment so that we can identify and manage urgent and emergency conditions in a timely manner, and so that our surgeons can assess your suitability for a telehealth appointment and identify any further information or tests that might be required before your consultation.      If you are eligible to get vaccinated, please do so. 

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:

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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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