Prior to referral consider / screen to exclude:
Key Clinical Observations of concern
Patients with any of the following suspected should be sent to A&E
Urgent appointments can be made in elective Hand Clinics for patients with:
If no improvement; consider self-referral or refer to Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist for diagnosis (if not already ascertained) and treatment.
If not responding, consider referral to Interface Team.
If patient does not wish to explore surgical option refer back to GP or Pain Consultant for advice regarding analgesia.