• Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Arthritis Management
    (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis)
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Hand Infections
  • Hand, Wrist & Elbow Trauma
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Sports Injury Managementof the Hand, Wrist and Elbow
  • Performing Arts Medicine
  • Fingertip Injuries

News

  • How to Know if You Have Olecranon Bursitis

    Source: handcare.org

    This condition is a result of the bursa – which is a thin sac of fluid that lies between the tip of the olecranon bone of the elbow and the skin – becoming irritated, inflamed or filled with extra fluid (it normally has a small amount of fluid in it).

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  • Pain in Your Hand, Wrist or Elbow? When to Seek Help

    Source: clevelandclinic

    Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. But it doesn’t always tell you if you need medical treatment.

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  • What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

    Source: Arthritis

    Some people might hear “psoriasis” and think of the skin disease that causes itchy, scaly rashes and crumbling nails. It's true, psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the skin. But about 30 percent of people with psoriasis also develop a form of inflammatory arthritis called psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Like psoriasis, PsA is an autoimmune disease, meaning it occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, in this case the joints and skin.

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  • When Is Surgery the Answer for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

    Source: US News

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reports CTS "occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist..

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  • Hoverboard Injuries Speeding U.S. Kids to the ER

    Source: Health Day

    Nearly 27,000 kids landed in the emergency room from a hoverboard accident during the first two years the self-balancing, two-wheeled motorized scooters were sold in the United States, according to a new study.

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  • New tech may make prosthetic hands easier for patients to use

    Source: Science Daily

    Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely mimic the behavior of the natural structures in the forearm, wrist and hand. The technology could also be used to develop new computer interface devices for applications such as gaming and computer-aided design.

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  • 3 Common Congenital Hand Differences

    Source: ASSH HandCare

    A congenital hand difference is a hand that is abnormal at birth. During fetal development, the upper limbs are formed between four and eight weeks of pregnancy.  During this time, many steps are needed to form a normal arm and hand.  If any of these steps fail, then a congenital hand difference can result. It is not uncommon for a child to be born with a hand difference.

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  • Paralyzed patient feels sensation again

    Source: ASSH HandCare

    Using a tiny array of electrodes implanted in the brain's somatosensory cortex, scientists have induced sensations of touch and movement in the hand and arm of a paralyzed man.

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  • What is a Flexor Tendon Injury?

    Source: ASSH HandCare

    An injury to a flexor tendon is basically an injury to your muscle. The flexor muscles are the muscles that allow you to bend your fingers. These muscles are able to move your fingers through tendons, which are cord-like extensions that connect your muscle to your bone.

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  • Trigger finger surgery: What to expect

    Source: Medical News Today

    Trigger finger can leave the finger or thumb stuck in a crooked position. It causes pain and stiffness and makes it hard to move the affected digit.

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