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Ganglion Cysts of the Hand and Wrist

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Hand & Wrist Ganglion Cysts of the Hand and Wrist Overview Ganglion cysts arise from the capsule of a joint or the sheath of a tendon. They can be found at different places on the wrist. A ganglion cyst that grows on the top of the wrist is called a dorsal ganglion. Others...
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Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate

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Hand & Wrist Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate This procedure uses a metal implant to stabilize a fracture in the radius near the wrist. The radius is the largest of the two bones of the forearm. More Information Source from AAOS , Viewmedica
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Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren’s Contracture

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Hand & Wrist Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren’s Contracture Overview This minimally invasive non-surgical office procedure is used to help straighten fingers that have been become bent by Dupuytrens’s contracture. A small needle is used to cut the contracted cords that cause...
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Dupuytren’s Disease

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Hand & Wrist Dupuytren’s Disease Overview Dupuytren’s contracture is a thickening of the fibrous tissue layer underneath the skin of the palm and fingers. Although painless, the thickening and tightening (contracture) of this fibrous tissue can cause the fingers...
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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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