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Anatomy 101: The Extensor Tendons

Tendons are cord-like extensions that connect muscles to bones. Extensor tendons are thin tendons located on the back of the hand, just under the skin. These particular tendons allow you to straighten your fingers and thumb and can be injured by a simple cut or jammed finger. These injuries can cause the tendons to rip …

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What is Hand Therapy?

It is quite likely that you will have to visit a hand therapist at some point in your life, but what exactly is hand therapy? Hand therapy is rehabilitation designed specifically for the upper limb. A hand therapist can either be a physiotherapist (hand physio) or Occupational Therapist (OT). Hand therapists have furthered their knowledge …

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