Hand & Upper Limb Orthopedic Blog
Summary of the most recent blog posts from Orthopedic Surgeon Alejandro Badia, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Here you can find blog entries written by Dr. Badia, discussing various topics of interest within the orthopedic world.
(Hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder) Arthroscopy simply means observation of a joint utilizing an instrument. Watanabe first developed this in Japan nearly 50 years ago and it was soon obvious that the minimally invasive nature of this procedure lead to better visualization of a joint while simultaneously minimizing pain and joint morbidity. As in many orthopedic procedures, the knee was [...]
Much debate is currently focused on health care reform with an emphasis on controlling costs and increasing access, all while maintaining quality. I wrote this Op-Ed and published it on doximity.com on Nov 22, 2019. Op-Med provides clinician authors like myself a place to share our thoughts, opinions, and knowledge with the largest medical community in the United States. This article [...]
Common Injuries and Conditions in Competitive and Recreational Cycling While competitive and recreational cycling rely principally upon lower extremity strength and endurance, it is actually the upper extremity which is usually involved in traumatic or overuse injuries. This is due to the simple fact that the legs are constrained in the pedals, and the participant has to use the upper [...]
It is a common misconception that using a computer causes carpal tunnel syndrome. In fact, there is a near universal belief that technology gadgets can cause all sorts of hand problems. Both the lay public and most healthcare providers believe that entities such as “blackberry thumb” and truly exist and that common hand problems such as flexor tendonitis and basal joint arthritis [...]
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