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How to Know if You Have a Sprained Wrist

The wrist is often injured, and there are many different types of injuries you could sustain including a sprained wrist, wrist fracture, ligament tear, etc. Most often, a sprained wrist takes place because of a fall or sudden twisting motion of the wrist. It can sometimes be hard to tell how severe your wrist injury is because many …

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Hand Pain from Biking

Biking is a great way to get outside and get some exercise. As with all activities, there is a risk for injury. Injuries have different causes such as trauma or overuse. The hand is no exception to overuse with an activity such as biking. The hand contains two nerves, the median and ulnar nerve, that control …

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4 Common Types of Hand Tumours

Hand tumours and wrist tumours can come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, it may just look like an ordinary lump or bump. And while it may technically be a tumour, the tumor is not necessarily cancerous. There are many different types of hand tumours, and most are benign, which means non-cancerous. Hand tumours can …

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What is Syndactyly?

Hand surgeon Reena Anjalie Bhatt, MD answers your questions about webbed fingers, also known as syndactyly. What is syndactyly? Syndactyly is a condition in which a child is born with two fused fingers or toes. This can occur in the hands or the feet or both. It can occur in one hand or foot, or …

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Recovering From a Hand, Finger or Arm Amputation

The definition of an amputation is “the action of surgically cutting off a limb,” however, an amputation can also happen by accident. Many times, an amputation of the hand, finger or arm is the result of a tragic accident, but amputations can also be planned surgeries to prevent the spread of a disease. Sometimes, fingers …

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6 Signs of an Elbow Fracture

Our elbows are vital to some of the daily tasks we perform, including things like washing your face, picking up objects, or anything that requires you to turn your palm up or down. Each year, many people suffer from an elbow fracture, which is another term for a broken elbow. Elbow fractures can result from a …

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What are my surgery precautions and why do I have to follow them?

You just completed your visit with your physician. He/she has likely given you a list of dos and don’ts after your injury or surgery. How important is it to follow these rules?  What could happen if these precautions are not followed?  What are the long-term effects of doing too much of a good thing or …

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10 Causes of Stiff Fingers

Hand surgeon Thomas R. Boyce, MD discusses why your fingers may be stiff and how to treat them. Stiff fingers can be very troublesome.  Your hands and fingers are vital tools with which you interact with the world.  Without normal use of your hands and fingers, activities including household tasks, work, hobbies, and sports all …

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