Melbourne Hand Surgery 

Coronavirus update: All consultations at Melbourne Hand Surgery are now conducted via telehealth (phone or video consultation), except where we have previously confirmed the requirement for an in-person physical examination or wound care management.  Mr Babazadeh is accepting referrals; Dr Tomlinson is not accepting urgent referrals and is on sabbatical leave. 

Emergency and urgent surgery is currently being conducted in hospitals. We anticipate a return to full elective surgery services from 31 July, in line with Victorian Government directives on the staged recommencement of elective surgery. Out of an abundance of caution we will apply the same approach to the recommencement of elective rooms procedures. 

Our practice will be closed on Fridays until further notice. We will use this website banner to provide general updates on changes to our practice and the availability of non-urgent procedures and surgery in the weeks and months ahead. Thank you for your understanding as our community works through these unprecedented and rapidly evolving times together (last updated: 20 May 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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