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Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery

Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery

Wrist is also called as carpus, a complex joint comprised of bones and joints, ligaments and tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles that hold the bones together.

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Arthritis of the Wrist

Arthritis affects millions of people in the United States. Simply defined, arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. A joint is where the ends of bones meet. Inflammation causes swelling, pain, and stiffness in the joint.

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Electrodiagnostic Testing

Did you know that your body is an electrical generator? Nerves and muscles create electrical signals that deliver messages to and from your brain. Sensory nerves deliver information about your surroundings to the brain. Motor nerves deliver signals from the brain to activate your muscles.

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De Quervain's Tendinitis (De Quervain's Tendinosis)

De Quervain's tendinitis occurs when the tendons around the base of the thumb are irritated or constricted. The word "tendinitis" refers to a swelling of the tendons. Thickening of the tendons can cause pain and tenderness along the thumb side of the wrist. This is particularly noticeable when forming a fist, grasping or gripping things, or when turning the wrist.

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Ganglions (cysts) of the Wrist

Ganglion cysts arise from the capsule of a joint or the sheath of a tendon. They can be found at different places on the wrist. A ganglion cyst that grows on the top of the wrist is called a dorsal ganglion. Others are found on the underside of the wrist between the thumb and your pulse point, at the end joint of a finger, or at the base of a finger. Most of the time, these are harmless and will often disappear in time.

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Wrist Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty)

Joint replacement surgery in the wrist is less common but can be an option if you have painful arthritis that does not respond to other treatments.

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Adult Forearm Fractures

Your forearm is made up of two bones, the radius and ulna. In most cases of adult forearm fractures, both bones are broken.

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Broken Arm

A broken arm is a common injury. About one in every 20 fractures involve the upper arm bone (humerus). Children are more likely to break the lower arm bones (radius and ulna).

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Forearm Fractures in Children

The bones of the forearm are the radius and the ulna. If you hold your arm naturally by your side, the ulna is the bone closer to you and the radius is farther away.

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Wrist Sprains

A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are strong bands of connective tissue that connect one bone to another.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common source of hand numbness and pain. It is more common in women than men.

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Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist

Ulnar tunnel syndrome causes numbness and tingling in the little finger and along the outside of the ring finger. Ulnar tunnel syndrome is not usually caused by repetitive motions.

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