Hand Surgery


Quick Update

Hamilton House Day Surgery will be able to continue treating Covid-19 negative patients who are classified as Category 1.  These are patients with urgent and semi urgent conditions which should be treated within 30 days.  This covers all Skin Cancers such as Melanoma, SCC, BCC and premalignant lesions.                                                                                                         

In addition Hamilton House will be able to treat Covid – 19 negative patients who are classified as urgent Category 2.  These are conditions which should be treated within 90 days.  This would include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hand and other laceration Injuries and various painful conditions which are distressing to the patient.

Hand surgery addresses a multitude of conditions from congenital conditions present at birth, to acquired conditions from disease, degeneration or injury.

Here are some of the most common conditions, and the procedures used at our Adelaide, South Australia plastic surgery clinic to correct them:

  • Hand injuries and soft tissue lacerations
  • Fingertip Injuries
  • Nerve injuries and nerve decompressions
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Ganglions of the fingers and wrist
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • DeQuervains Tenosynovitis
  • Skin Cancers
  • Hand rejuvenation with Fat Grafts


The human hand is one of the most complicated structures in the human body, and many of its secrets were unraveled by renowned Adelaide anatomist, Professor Frederic Wood Jones in the early 1900s. Dr. Richard Hamilton is a very experienced Adelaide based Plastic and Hand Surgeon, with more than 20 years experience in all aspects of hand surgery. He trained extensively in Hand Surgery during his training, most particularly at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne under Professor Wayne Morrison, and later as a Fellow in the Hand Surgery Unit at Sahlgrenska Hospital, Gothenburg Sweden with some of the world’s leading Hand Surgeons.

Since completing his training in Hand Surgery, Dr. Hamilton was a leading member of the Hand Clinics at Flinders Medical Centre and the Repatriation General Hospital in Adelaide, undertaking elective and emergency hand surgery, and continues to do so at his private clinic Hamilton House Plastic Surgery. Under Dr. Hamilton’s expert guidance you will receive clear and comprehensive advice, ensuring you’re able to trust in both his skills as surgeon and his compassion as a highly qualified and respected medical practitioner.

If you are considering undergoing a hand surgery procedure contact plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Hamilton at Hamilton House Plastic Surgery in Adelaide South Australia for an initial assessment and advice as to the benefits of surgery.

  • Hand Overuse Syndromes
    • Carpal Tunnel and other Nerve Compression Syndromes
    • Muscle – Tendon Syndromes
  • Dupuytrens and Contracture
  • Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist
  • Ganglion and Tumours of the Hand and Wrist
  • Hand and Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Skin Cancer
  • Fat Graft Hand Rejuvenation


Are You a Candidate for Hand Surgery?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Hamilton will determine whether hand surgery will be beneficial. All procedures are carried out at Hamilton House Day Surgery, usually under local anaesthetic or with sedation. If you have a surgically treatable hand condition or have sustained a hand injury, you may be a candidate for hand surgery at our Adelaide, South Australia clinic. Hamilton House Plastic Surgery will tailor a treatment to meet your expectations. Most patients with hand conditions should obtain a referral from their general practitioner addressed to Dr. Richard Hamilton, Plastic Surgeon, Hamilton House, Adelaide.

Besides the brain, your hand is the most essential organ in the human body, used for every conceivable function and for expression. Conditions of the hand must be taken very seriously and treated with the utmost care. Dr. Hamilton’s expertise as a specialist hand and plastic surgeon, with over 20 years experience in successfully treating patients will give you the confidence needed to ensure you achieve the results you require deserve in both form and function. Contact the Adelaide office of Dr Richard Hamilton Plastic and Hand Surgeon to schedule a hand surgery consultation today.