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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, [...]

Improving your game, Golfer’s Elbow

Improving your game, Golfer’s Elbow

Deep wrist pain can be the most common complaint of avid golfers Acute injuries to the hand are uncommon in golf while development of painful syndromes can be very common, particularly due to underlying arthritis or tendonitis conditions. Injuries to the upper limb in golfers are of two major types: The less common acute injury from a poor swing, or the much more common overuse injury [...]

Orthopedic Surgery for the International Tourist Patient

Orthopedic Surgery for the International Tourist Patient

Orthopedic Surgery has often been considered a largely inpatient specialty due to the common association of this field with major reconstructions, such as hip and knee replacement. Since this process can require several days of hospitalization, patients seeking major joint replacement surgery or spinal surgery from the United States have often traveled abroad in order to control the [...]

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Deep persistent pain in the shoulder can affect young and old alike. The causes, however, can be very different and require a thorough diagnostic process to understand the underlying problem and lead to a solution.Young active patients often feel that shoulder pain stems from overuse. This may be the case, but it is important to understand why. Current exercise regiments usually emphasize [...]

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