Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: What Does It Mean?

Did you know that over 85 percent of patients who undergo ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction recover fully? The technique has been nicknamed the Tommy John surgery and for good reason – it was first used on the famous baseball pitcher in 1974. Professional athletes are not the only ones inflicted with throbbing elbow pain. Work and overuse injuries […]

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Top 10 Sports-Related Athlete Injuries in the Hands and Wrist

Did you know that sports injuries affect around 3.5 million teens and children each year? While adolescents are not the only demographic at risk from sports injuries, they usually engage in many athletic events. Athlete injuries are orthopedic issues that can push someone out of playing in a sport or athletic event. Certain groups of […]

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Common Gardening Hand Injuries and How to Avoid Them

In 2020, many Americans found themselves looking for ways to relieve stress and improve their home environments. Given this, it’s no surprise that gardening grew as a hobby in the U.S. in 2020. According to a recent gardening survey, gardeners spent 42% more time in their gardens during that year. There are countless benefits to […]

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How to Alleviate Wrist Pain With an Ergonomic Keyboard for Carpal Tunnel

If your daily job involves hours of sitting at a computer, you have no doubt heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. You may be surprised to learn that this syndrome is not limited to typists. Approximately five percent of adults suffer from this repetitive stress injury. Carpal tunnel Syndrome is also known as CTS or even just wrist […]

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What Type of Finger Injury Is It? An introductory Guide for Patients

Hands endure a lot. More than 900,000 workers sustained a workplace injury in 2018. More than 120,000 workers injured their hands, making hand injuries the second most common form of injury. A hand injury is often a finger injury. Fingers are small yet packed with tissues that become damaged. It can be hard to tell […]

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How Long Is the Recovery From Carpal Tunnel Surgery? Everything You Should Know Before Your Appointment

If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome or suspect that you might be suffering from it, it’s important to recognize what options you have for treatment and surgery. Perhaps you’re also wondering how long is recovery from carpal tunnel surgery? And how long will it be before you can resume normal activities? Experiencing […]

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