How do you survive with only one arm?

An injury or surgery to the arm or hand may affect your ability to use that limb for a period of time. Because we are accustomed to using both arms without limitation, having only one good limb can make life significantly difficult. A recently published book give strategies ...

Forearm compartment syndrome results in amputation

Former CNN news anchor Miles O'Brien recently was injured, resulting in compartment syndrome of the forearm. This is a relatively uncommon problem, yet can have very serious consequences. In this case, the condition had progressed to the point that it was life threatening, leaving the surgeon no choice but to ...

Maker 3D-prints himself a prosthetic flexing fingertip | Crave – CNET

Finger tip amputations are a relatively common injury. Most occur after a crushing injury or after an injury from a saw. Most patients do not use prosthetic devices after such injuries. One patient, however, used his own ...

Angry and thinking about hitting something?

By now, most Americans have heard about how Amar'e Stoudemire's momentary lapse of judgement will likely put him out of the rest of the season. While it would be easy to wag our collective fingers at him, it is worth noting how common punching-related hand injuries are, and how serious ...

Miley Cyrus Rushed to Hospital to Get Stitches on Finger – UsMagazine.com

Finger lacerations are a very common injury. Most can be treated at home with cleansing of the wound and application of a band-aid. However, sometimes the wound is severe enough that evaluation by a medical professional is appropriate. The wound might need to be closed, a foreign body ...

Results of Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren Contracture in Over 1,000 Fingers

Dupuytren's Contracture is a condition of the hand which causes the connective tissue in the palm of the hand to become thickened and shortened. Men are more commonly affected than women. The disease is found most frequently in people 50 years or older who are of northern European ancestry. Scientific ...

Better Pictures – Your Camera Doesn’t Matter (very much)

I am an amateur photographer, and mostly take pictures of my family and friends. That being said, photography is a hobby that I have enjoyed for more that twenty years, and I have spent many hours in darkrooms enlarging photographs. I got my serious start in high school, where I ...

2012 Masters — Sergia Garcia dealing with infected nail on left hand – ESPN

Sergio Garcia will begin play at the Masters tomorrow while struggling to fight an infected fingernail. Infections of the fingernail, also called a paronycia, are common. Risk factors that could have led to Mr. Garcia's infection include prolonged, repetitive, forceful gripping on the golf club; the hand being covered by ...

Surgery Treatment for Thumb Arthritis

Arthritis of the thumb is a common form of arthritis affecting adults. The joint most commonly involved is at the base of the thumb metacarpal, the carpo-metacarpal joint (CMC joint). Women are more commonly affected than men. The usual age of onset is 45 ...

Ryan Seacrest gets elbow surgery to repair torn tendon (News)

    Ryan Seacrest has apparently been suffering from elbow tendonitis. It is difficult to tell from the information given whether this is lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) or medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow). In either case, both are ...

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release (Video)

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that affects many American adults. When non-surgical treatments fail, some patients choose to undergo surgery. The most important part of any surgical procedure for carpal tunnel syndrome is to cut a ligament that lays on top of the median nerve (the transverse carpal ...

Operate your computer with two mice at the same time!

Good news for our many ambidextrous patients who have found that one mouse hooked to a computer is not quite enough.

Carpal Tunnel Release as treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (Video)

Contemplating carpal tunnel surgery? Here is an example of open carpal tunnel release, as performed by John Mahoney, MD.

Ferraris in Montreal

2011 Grand Prix du Canada, Ferrari Challenge Race.

Dupuytren’s Contracture – An Introduction

Dupuytren's disease is a condition that affects the palm of the hand, forming contracted cords. It is more common in men and found most commonly in people with a Celtic genetic background (Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian, Northern European), although ...

Injured point guard Kendall Marshall sits out UNC’s loss to Kansas in Midwest Regional final – The Washington Post

In spite of rapid surgery after his original injury, Kendall Marshall was not able to return to play for today's game against Kansas. Depending on the ...

BBC News – Bionic hand for ‘elective amputation’ patient

Hand prosthetics are advancing to the point that a patient has chosen to undergo amputation of his injured hand and fitting of a "bionic" prosthesis. Obviously, a person's hand would have to be pretty bad off ...

Minimally Invasive Hand Surgery

Most modern surgical techniques use less-invasive techniques compared to what was commonly done in past decades. Why? Better instrumentation New techniques Rapid rehabilitation In some cases, lower direct costs (procedure is cheaper) In most cases, lower total costs (less time missed from work, less need for rehabilitation) Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release uses a small camera and ...

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