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Bahamian Cricketers and other Trinidad athletes commonly suffer digit injuries

Bahamian Cricketers and other Trinidad athletes commonly suffer digit injuries

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 [...]

Carpal tunnel syndrome in patients from the Bahamas

Carpal tunnel syndrome in patients from the Bahamas

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 [...]

Common Hand Problems in Diabetics

Common Hand Problems in Diabetics

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, a complex organ of function comprising multiple tissue types.    The [...]

CTS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Surgical Instruments

CTS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Surgical Instruments

Technically called carpal tunnel release surgery, the surgery to treat carpal tunnel syndrome may be of the open or endoscopic type. There are a number of surgical instruments used to open and expose any body part, and they are common to all surgeries. However, carpal tunnel release surgery requires some specialized instruments, especially if performed endoscopically.General Surgical [...]

DeQuervain’s Tendinitis or DeQuervain’s Tendinosis

DeQuervain’s Tendinitis or DeQuervain’s Tendinosis

Dequervain’s tendinitis also called DeQuervain’s tendinosis or occurs when the tendons around the base of the thumb are irritated or constricted. The word “tendinitis” refers to a swelling of the tendons. Thickening of the tendons can cause pain and tenderness along the thumb side of the wrist. This is particularly noticeable when forming a fist, grasping or gripping things, [...]

Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release in patients from the Bahamas

Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release in patients from the Bahamas

Release of the painful ulnar nerve at the elbow is a common operation that is virtually always done via a large open incision. At Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, we have been doing the technique endoscopically, via a mini portal incision using an endoscope to release the ulnar nerve, often called the “funny bone”. This alleviates the numbness and pain, and allows the patient to use [...]

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