What Causes Tendon Inflammation?
Tendons are thick cords that join your muscles to your bones. When tendons become irritated or inflamed, the condition is called tendinitis. Tendinitis causes acute pain and tenderness, making it difficult to move the affected joint.
15 Things Your Hands Can Say About Your Health
Your hands can do more than pick things up and pull things up on your smartphone. In fact, they’re actually indicators as to how healthy you are. Wondering what your hands are telling you? Here are 15 things your hands can tell you about your health.
Corticosteroid injection may be effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome
Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome treated with corticosteroid injection experienced superior clinical effectiveness at 6 weeks compared to patients treated with night-resting splints, according to results published in The Lancet.
The Rise Of Hand Injuries In Low- And Middle-Income Countries
Source: Science Trends
Research and education on global health issues generally tend to focus on life-threatening conditions, such as HIV and cancer; rather than disabling but non-life-threatening injuries. This trend has resulted in hand injuries to be treated as a low priority public health issue.
Fixing, salvaging radial head after fracture may prevent severe future injuries
When faced with a radial head fracture, surgeons should fix it when possible and replace it when not salvageable to avoid more severe injuries, according to a presenter at Orthopedics Today Hawaii.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms and Treatment
Source: Verywell Health
If you've ever hit your funny bone, you know what some of the symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome feel like. Nerve compression syndromes cause symptoms including pain, numbness, and weakness.
6 Signs of Gout or Pseudogout
Source: ASSH Hand Care
Gout and Pseudogout are two types of arthritis than can appear suddenly and cause sore joints in the hands and sometimes in other parts of the body. This condition can be common in the elbow, wrist, finger, knee and big toe joints.
NEW RISKS FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
Source: University of Utah
In the past many people have blamed CTS on activities like typing. In this changing world though, there are many culprits to blame, including playing video games and even taking selfies
FDA grants permission to market artificial intelligence algorithm to help providers detect wrist fractures
The FDA announced it has granted Imagen permission to market OsteoDetect, a type of computer-aided detection and diagnosis software that can detect wrist fractures in adult patients, according to a press release. The software is intended to be used by clinicians in primary care, emergency medicine, urgent care and specialty care, such as orthopedics.
What is a Flexor Tendon Injury?
Source: ASSH HandCare
An injury to a flexor tendon is basically an injury to your muscle. The flexor muscles are the muscles that allow you to bend your fingers. These muscles are able to move your fingers through tendons, which are cord-like extensions that connect your muscle to your bone.
Paralyzed patient feels sensation again
Source: Science Daily
Using a tiny array of electrodes implanted in the brain's somatosensory cortex, scientists have induced sensations of touch and movement in the hand and arm of a paralyzed man.
3 Common Congenital Hand Differences
Source: ASSH HandCare
A congenital hand difference is a hand that is abnormal at birth. During fetal development, the upper limbs are formed between four and eight weeks of pregnancy. During this time, many steps are needed to form a normal arm and hand. If any of these steps fail, then a congenital hand difference can result. It is not uncommon for a child to be born with a hand difference.
New tech may make prosthetic hands easier for patients to use
Source: Science Daily
Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely mimic the behavior of the natural structures in the forearm, wrist and hand. The technology could also be used to develop new computer interface devices for applications such as gaming and computer-aided design.
Hoverboard Injuries Speeding U.S. Kids to the ER
Source: Health Day
Nearly 27,000 kids landed in the emergency room from a hoverboard accident during the first two years the self-balancing, two-wheeled motorized scooters were sold in the United States, according to a new study.