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  • Ask A Doctor: Wide Awake Surgery

    Normally, surgery is performed using general anesthesia in which the patient is asleep. General anesthesia is not necessary for many surgeries and can be risky in some cases. Wide awake surgery is a technique that avoids this problem and can be performed in an operating room or in the office. It is commonly used for problems of the hand and wrist.

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  • Hand and Finger Exercises to Ease Arthritis Pain

    The hands and fingers are one of the main areas affected in the majority of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, resulting in painful, inflamed joints, deformity of the fingers, and loss of hand function. Exercises for your hands and fingers can help prevent arthritis-related deformity and improve use of your hands by maintaining good integrity and functionality of your hand and finger joints.

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  • Mix of treatments could be way to restore hand function in thumb-base osteoarthritis

    A randomized clinical trial led by Sydney researchers called the COMBO study, has found rather than a single solution, a combined approach of already available options including education, a splint to support the thumb, hand exercises, and a pain relief gel could be a promising lead in helping volunteers with thumb base osteoarthritis regain hand function.

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  • An Overview of Golfer's Elbow

    Golfer's elbow, known more precisely as medial epicondylitis, is an injury to the tendons attached to the medial epicondyle.1 It is considered an overuse injury in which repetitive force places stress on connective tissues, causing pain, inflammation, and a reduced range of motion.

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  • 5 Causes Of Thumb Pain

    The thumb is involved in about 50% of all hand functions. When the thumb is painful or injured, it becomes very difficult to use the hand. During normal life, we take our thumbs for granted. When the thumb is not working properly, tasks are more difficult, and we then realize how important the thumb is. There are several causes of thumb pain including: (1) trigger thumb, (2) arthritis, (3) tendonitis, (4) carpal tunnel syndrome, and (5) skier’s thumb.

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Useful Links

  • American Academy of Arthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society For Surgery of The Hand