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May 2019

ECU Tendonitis

ECU Tendonitis

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The ECU (extensor carpi ulnaris) tendon can become painful and swollen from a repetitive twisting of the forearm. The ECU tendon is one of the main muscles to move the wrist, helping it to extend and move to the side in an ulnar direction, but it also plays an important…

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Smith’s fracture

Smith’s fracture

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A Smith’s fracture is a fracture to the distal radius (wrist). It is often called a reverse Colle’s fracture; the more common type of distal radius fracture. A Colle’s fracture occurs from falling and landing on an extended wrist (palm side of the hand). The fracture can often displace backwards…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a fairly common condition in the hand. It presents typically with nocturnal symptoms of numbness, pins and needles and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and one side of the ring fingers, aggravated by sleeping with a bent wrist. However, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can also be…

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