Are you currently facing a surgery that will have you on crutches for several weeks and wondering how to use them properly? Or are you perhaps using crutches already after injury but are experiencing more discomfort than you’d like? In either case, it’s important to know how to use crutches safely. This will help you … Continue reading 4 Tips for Using Crutches the Right Way
2017 is almost history—time to start thinking about those New Year’s resolutions. We have a few that anyone can benefit from, as they all work together to help your bones and joints stay strong, healthy, and pain-free! Plus, they’re easy to incorporate into your life no matter what your age, job or fitness level. We … Continue reading 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Bone & Joint Health
What does a Carolina Hand surgeon do for vacation? For Dr. Minkin, it’s an adventure deep beneath the earth’s surface (just a quick glance at the beautiful photos on his bio may give that away). He recently took a trip to Central America, where he and a local crew enjoyed a multi-day expedition through the … Continue reading Dr. Bruce Minkin’s Adventures with Jaguars, Bushwacking & Underground Caves in Belize
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