Research performed at Maimonides Medical Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery recently won an award for best basic science research at the at the Brooklyn and Long Island chapter of the American College of Surgeons and the Brooklyn Surgical Society.
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When patients first notice a trigger finger, they’re usually very concerned. Trigger finger causes a snapping, and sometimes pain, in the hand, and often leads to decreased movement in the finger. Most people think that this is a very uncommon condition. The truth is that is it is one of the most common conditions that hand surgeons treat.
Ganglion cysts are extremely common conditions that occur about the hand and wrist. They can be found on nearly every part of the hand and wrist. They can be large or small, are usually painless, but sometimes they can cause problems. Because the cysts may be painless, people may wait long periods of time before noticing them.
The most important thing to have before undertaking carpal tunnel surgery or any surgery is the proper expectations. Your doctor should have explained to you that carpal tunnel surgery, while successful in alleviating many or most of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, cannot guarantee a complete recovery. The goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to relieve the pressure on the median nerve in the palm and stop further nerve damage.
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center recently completed a study evaluating the impact of carpal tunnel syndrome on sleep quality and duration. This study was presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand as well as to the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Do you over-text? Will your thumb, hand, arm and neck suffer due to the “must send” messages that you type on the tiny keypad of your phone daily? Orthopaedic hand surgeon David Edelstein claims that avid texting may cause pain not only to your thumbs, but also to your hand, arm and neck.
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