Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release:

 

The goal of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release is to take pressure off of the median nerve by enlarging the carpal tunnel. This is done by cutting the transverse carpal ligament. Studies show when compared to the traditional open carpal...

WHAT IS IT?

 

In a normal joint, cartilage covers the ends of the bones and allows them to move smoothly and painlessly against one another. In osteoarthritis (or degenerative arthritis), the cartilage layer wears out, resulting in direct contact between the bones. In th...

WHAT IS IT?

 

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. In effect, it is a pinched nerve at the wrist. Symptoms may include numbness, tingling, and pain in the arm, hand and fingers. There is a space in...

What is it?

 

First dorsal compartment tendonitis, more commonly known as de Quervain's tendonitis or tenosynovitis after the Swiss surgeon Fritz de Quervain, is a condition brought on by irritation or inflammation of the wrist tendons at the base of the thumb (see Figur...

WHAT IS IT?

 

Dupuytren's disease is an abnormal thickening of the fascia (the tissue just beneath the skin of the palm). If often starts with firm lumps in the palm. In some patients, fir cords will develop beneath the skin, stretching from the palm into the fingers (se...

What is an extensor tendon?

 

Extensor tendons, located on the back of the hand and fingers, allow you to straighten your fingers and thumb (see Figure 1). These tendons are attached to muscles in the forearm. As the tendons continue into the fingers, they become flat an...

FLEXOR TENDONS IN THE HAND AND FOREARM:

 

The muscles that bend or flex are called flexor muscles. These flexor muscles move the fingers through cord-like extensions called tendons, which connect the muscles to bone. The flexor muscles start from the elbow and forearm re...

What are they?

 

Ganglion cysts are very common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons. The most common locations are the top of the wrist (see Figure 1), the palm side of the wrist, the base of the finger on the palm side, and the top o...

What is a fracture?

 

The hand is made up of many bones that form its supporting framework. This frame acts as a point of attachment for the muscles that make the wrist and fingers move. A fracture occurs when enough force is applied to a bone to break it. When this happ...

What is Kienböck's Disease?

 

Bone is living tissue that requires a regular supply of blood for nourishment. If the blood supply to a bone stops, the bone can die, a condition known as osteonecrosis. That's what happens in Kienböck's disease, which affects the lunate, on...

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