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De Quervain’s Release

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Hand & Wrist De Quervain’s Release Surgical release of the tight covering of the affected tendon eliminates the friction that causes inflammation, restoring the tendons’ smooth gliding capability. Surgery for de Quervain’s disease is an outpatient procedure. After...
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Trigger Digit Release

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Hand & Wrist Trigger Digit Release Trigger finger limits finger movement. When you try to straighten your finger, it will lock or catch before popping out straight. Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in your fingers or thumb. The flexor tendon can become...
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Basal Joint Surgery

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Hand & Wrist Basal Joint Surgery When nonsurgical treatment is no longer effective, surgery is an option. The operation can be performed on an outpatient basis, and several different procedures can be used. One option involves fusing the bones of the joint together. This,...
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Ganglion Cyst Removal

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Hand & Wrist Ganglion Cyst Removal If a ganglion returns after nonsurgical treatment, surgical removal may be needed. The goal of surgery is to remove the ganglion sac and the connecting tissue that allows the fluid to collect. Ganglions return in about 5% to 10% of people...
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Elbow Pain

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Elbow Elbow Pain Elbow pain is common complaint that can be caused by injury or strain to the bones in your elbow joint, the surrounding muscles or the tendons, which attach the muscles to the bones. Elbow pain may also be caused by damage to the elbow’s nerves, blood...
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Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis

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Elbow Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. But several other sports and activities can also put you at...
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Medial Apophysitis (Little Leaguer’s Elbow)

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Elbow Medial Apophysitis (Little Leaguer’s Elbow) This injury occurs when repetitive throwing creates an excessively strong pull on the tendons and ligaments of the elbow. The young player feels pain at the knobby bump on the inside of the elbow. “Little...
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Aspiration of the Olecranon Bursa

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Elbow Aspiration of the Olecranon Bursa Overview If your doctor suspects that bursitis is due to an infection, he or she may recommend aspirating (removing the fluid from) the bursa with a needle. This is commonly performed as an office procedure. Fluid removal helps relieve...
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Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow

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Elbow Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow Ulnar nerve entrapment occurs when the ulnar nerve in the arm becomes compressed. When this happens, the nerve does not function normally. Symptoms Ulnar nerve entrapment can give symptoms of ” falling asleep ” in the ring...
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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

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Hand & Wrist De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition affecting the tendons located on the thumb side of your wrist. A tendon is a strong band of tissue that attaches muscle to bone. A sheath, or covering, surrounds the tendons that go to...
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