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What To Expect When Going In For Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery

October 13th, 2020

Surgery always comes with expectations and sometimes complications. What to expect from surgery may depend on the area in which the procedure will be done and its reason. Regardless of the type of


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Can Non-Mothers Develop “Mommy Thumb”?

October 6th, 2020

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, also known to many as “mommy thumb,” is a painful condition that affects the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. Tendons are rope-like


5 Ways to Prevent Arthritis

September 29th, 2020

As we age, several body parts naturally wear down, especially the joints that help connect our bones. When these joints become inflamed or damaged over time, arthritis can develop. So what is


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What are the 5 Most Important Questions to Ask a Surgeon before Surgery

September 22nd, 2020

Millions of Americans undergo surgery every year, some are well informed while others are not. All surgeries come with benefits and risks that every patient should consider before agreeing to the


How Long Does It Typically Take For A Wrist Sprain To Heal?

September 15th, 2020

A sprained wrist occurs when there is an injury to its ligaments. The ligaments are strong fibrous tissues that connect bones to other bones inside a joint. The wrist, although it is thought to


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5 Ways to Alleviate Pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

September 7th, 2020

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the compression of the median nerve (located on the palm side of the hand) as it passes into the hand. The median nerve provides the thumb, index finger, long finger, and


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How To Treat A Hand Burn Immediately After It Occurs

August 31st, 2020

Falling prey to a hand burn can occur at any time during a variety of activities. From cooking to ironing clothes, a burn should be cared for immediately after it happens to prevent infection.


Preventing Hand and Wrist Injuries in the Gym

March 6th, 2020

As February winds down, many New Year’s resolutions have deteriorated or been abandoned altogether. For many, this comes as a result of overtraining or injury, sometimes to the hand or wrist.


New Study Delineates Benefit of Wrist Ganglia Surgery in Children vs. Non-surgical Treatment

February 19th, 2020

A new study in the Journal of Hand Surgery (the official journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand) found a greater rate of wrist ganglia resolution in children with surgery compared


Texting and Typing: Common Hand and Wrist Injuries

February 7th, 2020

Technology dominates today’s world. From our phones to our TVs to our computers, we spend significant time in front of a screen each day, often texting or typing at the same time. In fact,


Boston Children’s Hospital Suggests Safety and Efficacy with Surgical Treatment of TFCC Tears in Kids

January 30th, 2020

A recent study out of the renowned Boston Children’s Hospital found surgical repair of triangular fibrocartilage complex (FTCC) tears in kids to safely and effectively reduce pain, improve


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Harvard Study Suggests Earlier Carpal Tunnel Screening in Diabetes, Hypertension, Older Age

January 21st, 2020

A recent study out of Harvard University delineated demographic and medical factors associated with advanced carpal tunnel syndrome, identifying older age, diabetes, and hypertension as correlated


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Ski Season 2020: Common Hand and Wrist Injuries and How to Prevent Them

January 13th, 2020

With Winter officially underway, skiers and snowboarders will be flocking to the slopes to revisit familiar trails and blaze new ones. If you’re one of them, you might already know that both


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Ski Season 2020: Common Hand and Wrist Injuries and How to Prevent Them

January 13th, 2020

With Winter officially underway, skiers and snowboarders will be flocking to the slopes to revisit familiar trails and blaze new ones. If you’re one of them, you might already know that both


LA Kings’ Martinez Sustains Lacerated Artery, Nerves in Wrist: Treatment and Outcome

January 2nd, 2020

In a recent NHL game, an awkward collision caused an opponent to slide skate-first into the outstretched arm of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, slicing his radial artery and two