Letter: 'Proof' about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Published on Saturday, August 18, 2007 Dear Sir, I would like to respond to Ms Christina Dumal’s letter of August 2, 2007 in which she asked for “proof” of my statement that repetitive activities, such as using a computer keyboard, are not the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. Her concern allows me to elaborate on certain points which [...]
Alejandro Badia, MD, a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and Chief Medical Officer at OrthoNOW in Doral, Fla., discusses four recent trends in outpatient procedures and reimbursements for the hand and upper extremity surgical specialty.1. The scope of hand surgery is expanding. Ambulatory surgery centers specializing in hand surgery are now more likely [...]
1. New CMS ASC payment system has generally increased orthopedic reimbursements. The transition to the new CMS ASC payment system, which pays centers at a percentage of HOPD rates, has increased the reimbursement rates of most orthopedic procedures, says Jay Rom, president of Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. The system, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2008, and was designed to be [...]
The concept of Medical Tourism (U.S. patients going to India or Thailand to receive ‘better, cheaper’ surgeries in ‘state of the art’ facilities) has served to undermine confidence in our healthcare system. Michael Moore’s movie, Sicko, portrays foreign doctors and medical facilities as vastly superior to those within the United States. But that’s not how I and many other [...]
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 [...]
A artrite na base do polegar já pode ser comigída com una ténicca minimamente invasiva. S artroscopia para correção do desgaste da articulação do dedão foi uma das técnicas apresentadas no Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, que terminou ontem, no Rio. A cirurgia já era usada para corrigir artrite nos joelhos e ombros. .No caso do polegar, por ser [...]
Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is a common but poorly understood condition that can affect the shoulder in a variety of patients. Its name suggests the fact that the shoulder looses range of motion, and deep pain is a common component of this troublesome malady.Cause Very frequently, the condition develops because of trauma to the shoulder, which can include prior surgical [...]
Dr. Alejandro Badia, M.D. was recently admitted to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Badía is co-founder of the Miami Hand Center
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand provides education for patients and health care professionals regarding diseases and injuries of the hand and wrist.. Badía is co-founder of the Miami Hand Center, and is an honorary member of the [...]
KALAMAZOO — It took a nightmarish two days for Indianapolis’ Nick Chappell to travel home from London after he competed in Junior Wimbledon last month.
“We had to go through Paris and that flight was canceled,” Chappell said. “We couldn’t leave until the next day.
“Then I got sick, and then they lost my bags.”
Chappell, 17, won’t have those kinds of worries [...]
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 [...]