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

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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

What is the ECU Tendon and What Are Common Problems?

January 26th, 2024

The extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendon plays an important role in the movement and stability of the wrist. Located on the ulnar side of the wrist, this tendon is responsible for extension and

Is There Food That’s Good for Joint Health?

January 26th, 2024

Unlocking the secrets to healthier joints usually involves more than just traditional remedies or medications. What if there was a way to protect your joints against wear and tear, alleviate

Expected Recovery Time of a Torn Bicep

November 1st, 2023

An injury to the bicep can be a painful setback, affecting your physical well-being and daily life. Whether it’s a partial tear or a more severe injury, understanding the aftercare process is

Pinched Nerve? Here’s 7 Home Remedies to Help Reduce Some Pain

October 31st, 2023

A pinched nerve can be a source of extreme discomfort and pain. It can make daily activities challenging and uncomfortable due to the pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness it can cause. While

What Are the Differences Between a Tendon and a Ligament?

October 30th, 2023

Though both integral components of the body’s musculoskeletal system, tendons and ligaments are distinct in their anatomy, physiology, and function. As they affect the body differently,

How to Diagnose & Treat Carpometacarpal Joint Arthritis in the Hand

October 4th, 2023

Joint arthritis is a common condition throughout the body. Carpometacarpal (CMC) joint arthritis affects the thumb and hand, causing pain, discomfort, and difficulty with routine tasks.

Can You Dislocate Your Finger?

October 4th, 2023

As with any joint, you can dislocate your finger. In fact, the finger has several joints, which means that this part of the body is especially susceptible to dislocation. It’s important to