What Is a Scaphoid Fracture?

April 19th, 2024

If you’re suffering from lingering pain following a wrist injury, you may have something known as a scaphoid fracture. What is a scaphoid fracture? This is a very particular injury that

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What Causes an Ingrown Fingernail?

April 19th, 2024

An ingrown nail occurs when the corner or side of the fingernail curves downward and the nail begins to grow into the skin. Ingrown nails can become red, swollen, and painful. They may even get

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What To Do Immediately After Burning Your Hand

April 19th, 2024

Burns are an extremely common injury. Each year, 398,000 people receive medical treatment for burns, and over 29,000 are hospitalized. Since many people do not see a doctor for a minor burn, the

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Is a Cat’s Purr Actually Helpful to our Bones?

April 5th, 2024

The soothing sound of a cat’s purr has long been associated with relaxation and comfort, but could there be more to this feline phenomenon than meets the ear? In recent years, plenty of

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Non-Surgical Remedies for a Carpal Tunnel

April 5th, 2024

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common hand and wrist condition that affects millions of people around the world. It’s associated with pain, numbness, and tingling sensations in the hand

What is Trapezium Bone Arthritis?

April 5th, 2024

Trapezium bone arthritis, a common yet often overlooked hand condition, can significantly impact your daily hand function and quality of life. It’s a condition that’s becoming more

Anatomy of the Hand & Wrist

March 1st, 2024

The human hand and wrist are marvels of biomechanical engineering. These intricate structures enable us to interact with the world in remarkably sophisticated ways. Beneath the skin lies a complex

Can a Wrist Sprain Heal on its Own?

February 29th, 2024

As one of the most frequently used and injured joints, the wrist’s resilience is consistently tested. Even mild damage to this part of the body, such as a slight sprain, can make performing

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

February 20th, 2024

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a relatively uncommon general upper extremity condition we see at The Hand and Wrist Institute in Dallas, Texas. With approximately 200,000 diagnoses in the

Stiff Hands in the Morning? Try These 9 Exercises

February 9th, 2024

Do you wake up in the morning with stiff, weak, or sore hands? This common hand condition can make it difficult to perform even the most basic everyday tasks. Stiffness can result from overuse or

Celebrate the Arts in DFW

February 2nd, 2024

Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) is not just a bustling metropolis; it’s a vibrant canvas of artistic expression. From the colorful strokes of local painters to the intricate sculptures that adorn our

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What is Reconstructive Hand Surgery?

January 26th, 2024

From repairing traumatic injuries to correcting congenital anomalies, reconstructive hand surgery improves dexterity and appearance. The specialists at the Hand and Wrist Institute in Dallas and

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What are the Benefits of Reconstructive Wrist Surgery

January 26th, 2024

Our hands and wrists are indispensable tools in our daily lives. We rely heavily on the dexterity and strength of our wrist joints. However, injuries, degenerative conditions, and congenital

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Elbow Replacement Surgery and UCL Reconstruction

January 26th, 2024

Elbow replacement surgery and ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction surgery are two distinct procedures addressing different elbow conditions. Both surgeries aim to improve elbow function,

What is Olecranon Bursitis and How is it Treated?

January 26th, 2024

Hidden beneath the skin at the tip of the elbow is a small, fluid-filled sac known as the olecranon bursa. You may never know it’s there until it becomes infected or inflamed. When this