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Common Hand Injuries and Hand Surgery Treatments

Posted Mar 31 2012 6:28am
It is well known that “Helping hands are better than praying lips”. Hands are most important parts of a human being to survive.  They are capable of several functions like holding, touching, grasping, manipulating, feeling and etc.

It is very common that hands and wrists are often exposable to injuries.Hand surgeon Los Angelesis highly skilled and well qualified to take care about hand, wrist, finger and other upper extremity ailments.The below list is to provide the common concerns about the hand and wrist.
    • Aches because of slow or blocking of blood circulation.
  •         Cause for stiffen fingers, elbows and wrists
  •         Animal bites
  •         Arm fractures
  •         Cartilage tears of the wrist
  •         Flexor tendon injuries
  •         Forearm fractures
  •         Wrist sprain
  •         Wrist fractures
  •         Human bites
  •         Nail bed injuries
  •         Scaphoid fracture
  •         Biceps tendon injuries.
The major Syndromes are carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis, trigger finger, ganglion cyst, Dupuytren’s disease, lateral epicondylitis, Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow), Degenerative & Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thumb Basilar Joint Arthritis, Tendon & Nerve Lacerations, Fractures and Dislocations, Industrial Injuries, Nerve Healing, Repetitive Use Injuries.

A brief introduction of the above mentioned syndromes and their causes:

Carpal tunnel syndrome: Most of theLos Angeles hand surgeonoffers carpal tunnel syndrome because this is the condition which occurs in every individual due to repetitive and over use of hands. This problem arises because of nerve irritation in wrist.Cubital Tunnel syndrome: This is due to irritation of the ulnar nerve at the elbow.DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis: is due to pain in the radial area of the wrist while using the thumb.

Trigger finger: is due to the pain fingers or palm and even the pain due to locking and opening of fingers.

Ganglion cyst: This is the most common hand and wrist masses. These symptons are pain, decrease in joint range motion and disfigurement.Dupuytren’s disease: it accounts a nodular change to the connective tissue of palm. Generally the pain starts from pinky side to thumb side.Lateralepicondylitis: This syndrome is commonly known as Tennis elbow because it is mostly found in players of tennis.  Other than this reason, this is a disease found in older age people.

Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow): This is nothing because of pain in ulnar side of the elbow. This pain is due to repetitive use of medial epicondylitis and lateral epicondylitis.

Degenerative & Rheumatoid Arthritis: This is also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD)where pain occurs due to natural progression of wear and tear.

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