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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, [...]

Giving Sports Therapy a Hand in Trinidad & Tobago

Giving Sports Therapy a Hand in Trinidad & Tobago

"We rarely think about how much we need our hands until they are injured, and all it takes is one injury to put you out of commission for a while. Athletes, bank clerks, masons, writers - one serious injury can put anyone out of work for months at a time," noted Dr Alejandro Badia.Badia was speaking at the launch of the Caribbean Hand Centre (CHC). Operating from within RENEW, a new [...]

Healing Hands

Healing Hands

Dr Alejandro Badia reviews x-ray imagery with local doctors after a presentation at the Marriot, Invaders Bay. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. Inset images of a before and after case of ulnar drift courtesy of Dr Badia.“There is a nexus of different medical disciplines in the hand,” Dr Alejandro Badia explains to a group of medical professionals at the Marriott at a meeting two weeks ago. The [...]

Healing Hands, Dr. Badia a Hand Surgeon

Healing Hands, Dr. Badia a Hand Surgeon

“There is a nexus of different medical disciplines in the hand,” Dr Alejandro Badia explains to a group of medical professionals at the Marriott at a meeting two weeks ago. The hand is a particularly complex arrangement of muscle, nerves, fine articulated bones and blood vessels that is all too easily damaged and is uniquely challenging to repair. Fusing, for instance, the abandonment [...]

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