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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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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