Have you ever taken the time to consider how much you use your thumb every day? You’re probably using it right now to scroll down as you read this post. We tend to take our thumbs for granted, but that is no longer the case for one of our patients, who was recently featured in … Continue reading Carolina Hand Surgeons Reconstruct a Patient’s Thumb Using an Unexpected Resource
What Is Buttonhole Deformity? Buttonhole deformity is a condition caused by damage to the tendons of the finger. It is painful and makes using the hand difficult, and if it goes untreated it can cause permanent damage. However, it is usually not difficult for a physician to correct, so it should be treated as soon as … Continue reading Buttonhole Deformity
Overview The phalanges are the bones in the finger. Every finger has three phalanges, but the thumb has two phalanges. A finger is broken if at least one of these bones break. Any phalange can be broken. The knuckles can also be broken. How Does A Finger Break? The fingers are the parts of the … Continue reading Broken finger: treatment, recovery and more.
The metacarpal is the name given to any of five bones in the hand. For athletes, a common hand injury is a metacarpal fracture or broken hand. Hand injuries occur for various reasons. Common Causes of Hand Fractures in Athletes One way in which athletes injure their hands in sports is through direct force. This … Continue reading Metacarpal Fracture
Though they are both common, painful afflictions, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis are quite different diseases. Arthritis results from a breakdown of cartilage, while the discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome comes about because of a pinched nerve. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve that runs through the wrist is compressed. … Continue reading Arthritis or Carpal Tunnel?