Hand & Wrist Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Hand and WristArthritis of the Hand and Wrist

    Arthritis is an inflammatory condition of the joints. There are several types of arthritis and the most common type is osteoarthritis or wear-and-tear arthritis. Arthritis affects various joints in the body and the arthritis in the hand affects the joint at the base of the thumb.

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  • Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCarpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common, painful, progressive condition that is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist area.

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  • Dupuytren’s ContractureDupuytren’s Contracture

    Dupuytren’s Contracture is a hand condition where thickening of the underlying fibrous tissues of the palm causes the fingers to bend inward. Patients with this condition are unable to fully straighten the affected fingers.

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  • Distal Radius Fractures (Wrist Fracture)Distal Radius Fractures (Wrist Fracture)

    The wrist is comprised of two bones in the forearm, the radius and ulna, and eight tiny carpal bones in the palm. The bones meet to form multiple large and small joints. A wrist fracture refers to a break in one or more of these bones.

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  • Fractures of the Hand and FingersFractures of the Hand and Fingers

    The hand is one of the most flexible and useful parts of our body. Because of overuse in various activities, the hands are more prone to injuries, such as sprains and strains, fractures and dislocations...

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  • Fractures of the ScaphoidFractures of the Scaphoid

    The scaphoid bone is a small, boat-shaped bone in the wrist, which, along with 7 other bones, forms the wrist joint. It is present on the thumb side of the wrist causing it to be at a high risk for fractures.

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  • Gamekeeper’s ThumbGamekeeper’s Thumb

    Gamekeeper's thumb, also known as skier's thumb, is a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament, a band of tissue that supports the joint at the base of the thumb.

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  • Ganglion CystGanglion Cyst

    Ganglion cysts are swellings that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of wrists or hands. They can be found either at the top of the wrist, palm side of the wrist, end joint of a finger or at the base of a finger.

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  • Mallet FingerMallet Finger

    Mallet finger is a condition where the end of the finger is bent and does not straighten. It occurs when the extensor tendon on the back of the finger is damaged. The finger joint is a hinge-joint that allows bending and straightening of the fingers.

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  • TendinitisTendinitis

    Tendonitis refers to the inflammation of a tendon, which is a band of fibrous connective tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone.

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  • Tendon/Ligament InjuryTendon/Ligament Injury

    Tendons are the bands of fibrous connective tissue that connect muscles to bone. Tendons aid in movement of the fingers, hand and all other body parts.

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  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex InjuryTriangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury

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  • Trigger FingerTrigger Finger

    The ability to bend the fingers is governed by supportive tendons that connect muscles to the bones of the fingers. The tendons run along the length of the bone and are kept in place at intervals by tunnels of ligaments called pulleys.

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  • Wrist FractureWrist Fracture

    The wrist is comprised of two bones in the forearm, the radius and ulna, and eight tiny carpal bones in the palm. The bones meet to form multiple large and small joints. A wrist fracture refers to a break in one or more of these bones.

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  • De Quervain’s TenosynovitisDe Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

    De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a hand condition affecting a patient's ability to move the thumb. It used to be referred to as washerwoman’s sprain or mother’s wrist, but with the advent of technology, is now commonly referred to as “Blackberry Thumb” from typing and texting on small handheld devices.

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
  • Fair Oaks Orthopaedic Associates