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Preventing Hand and Wrist Injuries in the Gym

March 6th, 2020

As February winds down, many New Year’s resolutions have deteriorated or been abandoned altogether. For many, this comes as a result of overtraining or injury, sometimes to the hand or wrist.


New Study Delineates Benefit of Wrist Ganglia Surgery in Children vs. Non-surgical Treatment

February 19th, 2020

A new study in the Journal of Hand Surgery (the official journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand) found a greater rate of wrist ganglia resolution in children with surgery compared


Texting and Typing: Common Hand and Wrist Injuries

February 7th, 2020

Technology dominates today’s world. From our phones to our TVs to our computers, we spend significant time in front of a screen each day, often texting or typing at the same time. In fact,


Boston Children’s Hospital Suggests Safety and Efficacy with Surgical Treatment of TFCC Tears in Kids

January 30th, 2020

A recent study out of the renowned Boston Children’s Hospital found surgical repair of triangular fibrocartilage complex (FTCC) tears in kids to safely and effectively reduce pain, improve


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Harvard Study Suggests Earlier Carpal Tunnel Screening in Diabetes, Hypertension, Older Age

January 21st, 2020

A recent study out of Harvard University delineated demographic and medical factors associated with advanced carpal tunnel syndrome, identifying older age, diabetes, and hypertension as correlated


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Ski Season 2020: Common Hand and Wrist Injuries and How to Prevent Them

January 13th, 2020

With Winter officially underway, skiers and snowboarders will be flocking to the slopes to revisit familiar trails and blaze new ones. If you’re one of them, you might already know that both


LA Kings’ Martinez Sustains Lacerated Artery, Nerves in Wrist: Treatment and Outcome

January 2nd, 2020

In a recent NHL game, an awkward collision caused an opponent to slide skate-first into the outstretched arm of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, slicing his radial artery and two


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Does Obesity or Smoking Affect Healing from Wrist Fracture Surgery? A Look at New Harvard Study

December 23rd, 2019

A recent study out of Harvard University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center investigated the impact of obesity and smoking on recovery after wrist fracture surgery – specifically a distal


Dak Prescott’s Dual Hand Injuries: Will They Affect his Play (and the Cowboy’s Playoff Push)?

December 18th, 2019

In a hard-fought loss to the Chicago Bears in week 14, the Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback Dak Prescott sustained minor injuries to both hands: an unspecified injury to his right index finger


Common Hand and Wrist Injuries in the Kitchen: How to Prevent Holiday Hand & Finger Injuries

December 12th, 2019

With Thanksgiving wrapping up and the Holiday Season fast approaching, hand and wrist injuries in the kitchen are at an annual high. While minor cuts and burns may be most common, constant


Wrist Sprain or Break? How to Tell and What to Do

November 25th, 2019

We’ve all been there: A trip, slip, or missed step sends us tumbling to the ground, bracing ourselves with our hands and bent wrists. This sort of fall often causes wrist pain – but is it a


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Drew Brees Thumb Ligament Injury: Will He Come Back in 2019-20 Season?

October 9th, 2019

During week 2 of the National Football League (NFL) regular season, New Orleans Saints starting quarterback, Drew Brees, received a blow to his throwing hand. The quarterback suffered a thumb


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How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Wrist Sprain?

August 26th, 2019

What is a wrist sprain? The wrist is a joint that comprises the carpal bones. There are eight (8) carpal bones in the wrist and these bones are arranged in two rows. The proximal wrist bones


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Symptoms of a Torn Wrist Ligament

August 26th, 2019

What is a wrist ligament? A ligament is a dense, fibrous connective tissue that joins the end of one bone to another. Ligaments are attached to ends of bones, and in a joint, they strengthen and


What’s Better for a Wrist Sprain: Ice or Heat?

October 11th, 2018

Without the correct treatment, a sprained wrist can take much longer to heal. Wrist sprains are divided into three grades, aptly referred to as Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3. Grade 1 sprains are