Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon based in Miami, FL (read about “Badia Hand to Shoulder Center“). Learn what are the most common Hand & Wrist problems, and treatments of hand and wrist injuries in athletes. Consultations may be scheduled via phone by calling (305)227-4263 or internet by completing this online form.
Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 Traumatic sports Injuries to the fingers and thumb are commonly occurring, occasionally career ending, lesions to the competitive athlete, particularly cricket players. While often neglected, these injuries can occur in both contact and non-contact sports due to the crucial role the hand plays in many sporting activities. Unfortunately, these rarely receive much attention by the trainer [...]
Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 Bahamian patients often travel to Miami to undergo endoscopic release of the median nerve since in the Caribbean nations, the procedure is currently done via an open incision with is much more painful, takes longer to recover and may require rehabilitation. We have good relationships with therapists in Nassau, Freeport etc but fortunately, most patients with carpal tunnel release require [...]
Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 Diabetes is a systemic disease with wide ranging manifestations due to defects in insulin production or organ receptor sensitivity to this critical hormone. It has profound effects on the cells comprising the circulatory, nervous and connective tissue systems. This widespread involvement of systems is expressed in the hand and diabetes patients often have symptoms that are due to these [...]
Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common, but misunderstood condition. In recent years, it has received much coverage in the press, yet it remains puzzling even to the scientific community. The media has branded CTS as an occupational disease because workers have linked the pain in their hands to repetitive activities such as typing or assembly work. Despite popular opinion, using a [...]
Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 Dear Sir, We visited Grand Cayman on the Freedom of the Seas earlier this year and have been frequent readers of your newspaper online since we returned home. Your series about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the interviews with the Miami hand expert, Dr Badia have been very informative and a real eye-opener. Like Mrs Dailey, I am a middle aged professional woman who never thought that this [...]
Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2013 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 [...]