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Why Visit a Hand Surgeon?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Visit a Hand Surgeon?

The hand is a unique area of the human body that is made up of bone, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. These elements must all be in good working order for the hand to function well. The relationship between all these structures is delicate and refined. An injury or disease can affect any or all of these structures and impair the use of the hand. A qualified hand surgeon is trained to diagnose and treat all problems related to these different structures in the hand, wrist, and forearm. Hand surgeons have received specialized additional training in the...

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Medical Conditions | Comments Off on Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

What Is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome? Cubital tunnel syndrome is a set of symptoms that may occur if the ulnar nerve in your elbow gets pinched. This may happen if you bend or lean on your elbows often. What Are Its Causes? Many things can cause the ulnar nerve to get pinched. Some of them include: Holding a phone to the ear for a long time Leaning on elbows for a long time Sleeping with arms tightly bent A sudden elbow injury A past elbow fracture (less frequent) What Are Its Symptoms? Symptoms can be minor at first. But they may worsen over time. Common symptoms include: Numbness or tingling in...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Medical Conditions | Comments Off on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is it? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. In effect, it is a pinched nerve at the wrist. Symptoms may include numbness, tingling, and pain in the arm, hand, or fingers. There is a space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel where the median nerve and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when pressure builds up from swelling in this tunnel and puts pressure on the nerve. When the pressure from the swelling becomes great enough to disturb the way the nerve works,...

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