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  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Part 1

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Part 1

    Well, it’s the result of the median nerve – which runs from the forearm to the palm of the hand – becoming compressed at the wrist. This can happen because, to get from the forearm to the hand, the nerve must pass through the “carpal tunnel”, which is a narrow passageway comprised of both bone and ligaments and is located at the base of the hand. For a variety of reasons, the tunnel can narrow and compress the nerve…leading to weakness, pain, and numbness that can affect the entire arm (as opposed to just the hand and wrist).

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  • Common Sports Related Injuries of the Hand and Wrist

    Common Sports Related Injuries of the Hand and Wrist

    Wrist sprains are a common injury that seems to affect those who participate in volleyball, tennis, and hockey at a somewhat higher rate. These sports involve excessive usage of the hands, which means that the wrists are always exposed to injuries. A wrist sprain occurs when a ligament is torn or stretched, and frequently occurs by falling over the wrist, or twisting it abnormally while playing a sport.

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  • What is a Hand Surgeon?

    What is a Hand Surgeon?

    Our hands serve many purposes – they help us eat, write, dress, drive, craft, grasp a tennis racquet, a paintbrush, and more – and, to work properly, require sensation and movement in the muscles, tendons, and joints. However, when a problem with one’s hand occurs, a substantial amount of care must be paid to all the different types of tissues to ensure that future function remains possible.

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  • An Introduction to Wrist Arthroscopy

    An Introduction to Wrist Arthroscopy

    After a break has occurred, it’s possible that small fragments of bone may stay within the joint. Wrist arthroscopy allows for the removal of these fragments, as well as the ability to align the broken pieces of bone and stabilize them by using pins, wires, or screws.

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  • Arthritis of the Thumb

    Arthritis of the Thumb

    Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that normally exists on the ends of bones (which allows the bones to glide easily in the joint) wears away, causing friction as the bones to rub against on another which, in turn, creates damage.

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  • What is Compartment Syndrome?

    What is Compartment Syndrome?

    Compartments are groups of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves in your arms and legs. There is a tough membrane, known as a fascia, that covers these tissues – the fascia doesn’t stretch or expand easily as its main purpose is to hold the tissues in place. For instance, the area between the knee and ankle has four major muscle compartments. Compartment syndrome is most often seen in the calf. However, it can also occur in the other compartments of the lower extremity, as well as in the feet, buttocks, arms, and hands.

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