Fracture of the scaphoid bone occurs most frequently from a fall onto the outstretched hand. Typically there is pain initially, but the pain may decrease after days or weeks.
The scaphoid bone is vulnerable to fracture because of its position within the wrist and its role in wrist function. When the scaphoid bone is broken, it may not heal properly because it has a very fragile blood supply.
The shoulder is a joint suspended by many muscles surrounding the upper extremity.
Shoulder pain has many causes, including rotator cuff tears (partial or full thickness), various types of arthritis (bone on bone), biceps tendinosis, avulsion, or dislocation, labral tears or fraying, or instability.
Ski and Snowboard Injuries
Skiing and snowboarding are among the most popular winter sports. Injuries to the upper extremity occur in a relatively predictable pattern. Fortunately, there are some ways to help decrease the chance for injury.
Skin Cancer of the Hand and Upper Extremity
Skin cancer is a change in some of the cells of your skin such that they grow abnormally to form a malignant tumor. These abnormal cells can invade through the skin into adjacent structures or travel throughout your body.
Steroid injections are commonly used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions of the upper extremity. Examples of these include trigger fingers, De Quervain’s tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tennis elbow, and rotator cuff tendonitis
Stiffness in the Hand
Normal joints have considerable motion, enabling us to perform many different activities with our hands. A variety of problems can cause stiffness in the hand, limiting the use and function that we often take for granted.
Because the hand contains structures from the skin, muscular, skeletal, circulatory, and nervous systems, it often provides clues to diseases which are yet to be diagnosed in other parts of the body.
Tendon Transfer Surgery
Tendon transfer surgery is a type of hand surgery that is performed in order to improve lost hand function.
Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epicondylitis
Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow, is a painful condition involving the tendons that attach to the bone on the outside (lateral) part of the elbow.
The Cold Hand
Most cold hand diseases occur because of blood flow to your hands. In any of these cases the most important step you can take toward better hand health is to be examined by a hand specialist.
A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are the connective tissues that connect bones to bones across a joint.
Stenosing tenosynovitis, commonly known as “trigger finger” or “trigger thumb”, involves the pulleys and tendons in the hand that bend the fingers.
Vascular disorders of the upper-extremity are uncommon, but ones that may have lasting implications.
Wrist arthroscopy allows the surgeon to diagnose and treat many problems of the wrist through a series of very small incisions. In the last five years, the wrist has become the third most common joint to undergo arthroscopy.
The most commonly broken bone of the wrist is the radius. Many people think that a fracture is different from a break, but they are the same.
A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are the connective tissues that connect bones to bones; they could be thought of as tape that holds the bones together at a joint.