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Metacarpal spiral fracture

Metacarpal Spiral Fracture

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Scenario: Christopher was using a drill at work. The drill bit grabbed and twisted his whole hand. He sustained a 4th metacarpal spiral shaft fracture and when he bends his finger it crosses over the middle finger. Treating a Metacarpal Spiral Fracture The metacarpal bones are the long bones in…

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Trigger Thumb in children

Trigger Thumb In Children

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Scenario: Tom is three years old and his mother noticed the tip of his thumb was stuck in a bent position. It occasionally clicks which causes him pain. He underwent surgery to release the A1 pulley. Trigger Thumb In Children Trigger thumb is common in young children. They likely have…

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Hand Therapy

What Is Hand Therapy?

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It is quite likely that you will have to visit a hand therapist at some point in your life, but what exactly is hand therapy? Let’s take a look. Hand therapy is rehabilitation designed specifically for the upper limb. A hand therapist can either be a physiotherapist (hand physio) or…

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scapholunate injury

Treating a Scapholunate Injury

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Scapholunate injury scenario: Graham works in the army and had a fall on an outstretched hand. Since then he has had pain while doing push-ups and has lost strength in his hand. Graham may have sustained a scapholunate injury. The wrist consists of 8 carpal bones, 2 of them being…

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mallet finger

Treating Mallet Finger

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Scenario: John is a 26 year old who was playing basketball and sustained a mallet injury when the ball hit the end of his finger. A mallet finger is when the terminal extensor tendon avulses from the distal phalanx with or without a piece of bone, resulting in an inability…

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CMC osteoarthritis

Treating CMC Osteoarthritis

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Scenario: Betty is experiencing pain at the base of her thumb. She is having difficulty holding onto a plate, pulling up her pants and writing. Osteoarthritis is common at the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the thumb (base of thumb). Osteoarthritis is wear and tear degeneration of the joint. Pain can…

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