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Does Obesity or Smoking Affect Healing from Wrist Fracture Surgery? A Look at New Harvard Study

December 23rd, 2019

A recent study out of Harvard University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center investigated the impact of obesity and smoking on recovery after wrist fracture surgery – specifically a distal


Dak Prescott’s Dual Hand Injuries: Will They Affect his Play (and the Cowboy’s Playoff Push)?

December 18th, 2019

In a hard-fought loss to the Chicago Bears in week 14, the Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback Dak Prescott sustained minor injuries to both hands: an unspecified injury to his right index finger


Common Hand and Wrist Injuries in the Kitchen: How to Prevent Holiday Hand & Finger Injuries

December 12th, 2019

With Thanksgiving wrapping up and the Holiday Season fast approaching, hand and wrist injuries in the kitchen are at an annual high. While minor cuts and burns may be most common, constant


Wrist Sprain or Break? How to Tell and What to Do

November 25th, 2019

We’ve all been there: A trip, slip, or missed step sends us tumbling to the ground, bracing ourselves with our hands and bent wrists. This sort of fall often causes wrist pain – but is it a


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Drew Brees Thumb Ligament Injury: Will He Come Back in 2019-20 Season?

October 9th, 2019

During week 2 of the National Football League (NFL) regular season, New Orleans Saints starting quarterback, Drew Brees, received a blow to his throwing hand. The quarterback suffered a thumb


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How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Wrist Sprain?

August 26th, 2019

What is a wrist sprain? The wrist is a joint that comprises the carpal bones. There are eight (8) carpal bones in the wrist and these bones are arranged in two rows. The proximal wrist bones


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Symptoms of a Torn Wrist Ligament

August 26th, 2019

What is a wrist ligament? A ligament is a dense, fibrous connective tissue that joins the end of one bone to another. Ligaments are attached to ends of bones, and in a joint, they strengthen and


What’s Better for a Wrist Sprain: Ice or Heat?

October 11th, 2018

Without the correct treatment, a sprained wrist can take much longer to heal. Wrist sprains are divided into three grades, aptly referred to as Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3. Grade 1 sprains are


How Long Does it Take Somebody to Develop Carpal Tunnel?

October 11th, 2018

The onset of CTS can range from a few days to years depending on the severity of the repetitive activity. Many professionals who are involved in repetitive work will develop CTS at different rates


Sagittal Band Tear “Boxer’s Knuckle”

October 11th, 2018

Case This case involves a 24 year old Mixed Martial Artist who injured his non-dominant left hand at the base of the middle finger at the knuckle or MCP joint after throwing a straight punch. He


How Hard Do You Have to Hit Your Elbow to Fracture It?

October 11th, 2018

What is an elbow fracture? The elbow is made up of three types of bones: the humerus (bone of the upper arm), the radius and ulna (bones of the lower arm). Each bone contributes to what is


MRSA in the bursa of the elbow or other joints

October 11th, 2018

In the publication, Health News Florida, one writer recently shared a alarming personal story titled, “How MRSA Almost Ate My Elbow,” in which something that had initially looked like a


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How Tennis Players can Avoid Wrist Injuries

October 11th, 2018

How Tennis Players Can Avoid Wrist Injuries Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Unlike most sports, tennis is not a contact sport, however, it is a physically demanding


Can a Ganglion Cyst Become Cancerous?

October 11th, 2018

Introduction  Ganglion cyst (GC) also called bible cysts is a synovial cyst fluid filled sac that develops on the wrists. GC affects people of all ages, and are the most common type of neoplasm


Are Ganglion Cysts Hereditary?

October 11th, 2018

What are Ganglion Cysts? Ganglion cysts or synovial cyst is a benign outgrown mass that usually develops on the back of the wrist. About sixty to seventy percent of ganglion cysts are found on the