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April 2015

DeQuervain’s Syndrome

By | Case Study, Tendon | 10,449 Comments

DEQUERVAIN’S SYNDROME – QUESTION: A 30 year old female office worker has developed pain in her wrist since the birth of her first child. She is having trouble picking him up and writing. What is the problem? What is it? DeQuervain’s Syndrome is the irritation of the two tendons that insert at…

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Cochrane Review Update

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Anne is pleased to report that the third cochrane review update of Surgery for thumb (trapeziometacarpal joint) osteoarthritis has recently been published in the Cochrane Library. This review analysed 11 randomised clinical trials including 670 participants having seven different surgical procedures.  It identified that no technique conferred any benefit over…

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Boxer’s Fracture

By | Case Study, Fracture | 13,714 Comments

QUESTION: An 18 year old engineering student complains of pain in his hand after punching a wall.  His hand is swollen and the little finger knuckle has disappeared. It hurts to write, shake hands, or use his hand for any activity requiring strong grip.  He has looked up the injury online…

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Volar Plate Injury

By | Case Study, Fracture | 8,959 Comments

VOLAR PLATE INJURY – QUESTION: A 16 year old girl was playing basketball at school and injured her finger when trying to catch the ball. Her finger was pushed back into hyperextension. The middle knuckle is now swollen and she cannot bend her finger into a fist. What is the problem?…

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Trigger Finger

By | Case Study, Trigger finger | 2,756 Comments

TRIGGER FINGER – QUESTION: A 40 year old accountant used secateurs over the weekend, and noticed his finger began to click when he tried to bend and straighten his fingers.  Sometimes it locks in his palm. What is it? The flexor tendons of the fingers and thumb are held in place…

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