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Acute elbow trauma and late reconstruction –  Complex Articular Injuries of the Elbow

Acute elbow trauma and late reconstruction – Complex Articular Injuries of the Elbow

The elbow remains one of the more unforgiving joints in its response to both trauma and surgical intervention. The complex articular relationships of humerus, ulna and radius coupled with a tight soft tissue envelope, make the elbow one of the more challenging joints in which to restore function.As Orthopedic hand surgeons, we are best suited to treat these complex injuries due to our [...]

ARP Wave Treatment Accelerated Recovery Performance

ARP Wave Treatment Accelerated Recovery Performance

ARP Wave - Accelerated Recovery PerformanceARP Wave Neuro Therapy Accelerated Recovery PerformanceARP Wave Neuro Therapy treatments work on the principle that joint problems, tears, sprains, fractures, or repetitive task injuries are caused by muscles not properly absorbing force. This energy is transferred to tissue not intended to accept the force. We find the muscles that are incapable [...]

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. There is a bump of bone on the inner portion of the elbow (medial epicondyle) under which the ulnar nerve passes. This site is commonly called the “funny bone”. At this site, the ulnar nerve lies directly next to the bone and is susceptible to pressure. When the pressure on the [...]

Dr. Badia Saved my Arm – Tendon Transfer

Dr. Badia Saved my Arm – Tendon Transfer

Adrian Foncette's recovery from the kind of limb injury that normally ends in amputation speaks to the potential of science to change lives.Life was good for Adrian Foncette. He was following his family's tradition as a footballer and his talent as a goalkeeper was beginning to blossom. Just off a run with the National Under 20 team, he was in training to play with the Under 23 team [...]

Goodbye, knots: sutures can now be welded

Goodbye, knots: sutures can now be welded

BK is the wife of a prominent family practitioner in South Florida. She had been complaining of years of persistant aching in the base of both her thumbs but initally was not given a clear diagnosis. Despite being married to a physician, she could not get relief as cortisone injections were temporary and she was too young for an open reconstruction of the critical basal joint, which [...]

Heterotopic Ossification

Heterotopic Ossification

E.R. is a 26 year old male lifeguard who had a severe, unfortunate accident the first time he ever mounted a motorcycle. He was in a coma for many months with head trauma and had fractured his right elbow and forearm at the time of injury. He developed a condition called Heterotopic Ossification which meant that multiple joints "froze-up" due to deposits of calcium in the joint capsules. [...]

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