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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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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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Colles Fractures

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Hand & Wrist Colles Fractures Overview The radius is the larger of the two bones of the forearm. The end toward the wrist is called the distal end. A fracture of the distal radius occurs when the area of the radius near the wrist breaks. Symptoms A broken wrist usually causes...
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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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Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

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Hand & Wrist Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery During open carpal tunnel release surgery, the transverse carpal ligament is cut, which releases pressure on the median nerve and relieves the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. An incision is made at the base of the palm of...
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Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

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Hand & Wrist Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Overview In most cases, carpal tunnel surgery is done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. During surgery, a cut is made in your palm. The roof (transverse carpal ligament) of the carpal tunnel is divided. This increases...
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Hand &Wrist Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common source of hand numbness and pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tissues surrounding the flexor tendons in the wrist swell and put pressure on the median nerve. These tissues are called the...
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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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Basal Joint Osteoarthritis

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Hand & Wrist Basal Joint Osteoarthritis Arthritis is a condition that irritates or destroys a joint. Although there are several types of arthritis, the one that most often affects the joint at the base of the thumb (the basal joint) is osteoarthritis (degenerative or...
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Wrist Arthroscopy

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Hand & Wrist Wrist Arthroscopy Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used by orthopaedic surgeons to diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. The wrist is a complex joint with eight small bones and many connecting ligaments. Arthroscopy enables the surgeon to see the...
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