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The Osteoporotic Fracture: A Profile

The Osteoporotic Fracture: A Profile

An osteoporotic fracture is one of the more common negative results of the onset of osteoporosis. It makes sense, considering osteoporosis is a weakening of the bones due to deterioration or low bone mass. As bone after bone becomes weaker, heavy impacts can be much more damaging. Of course, […]

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Sheath Dilation: A Problem With A Specific Solution

Sheath Dilation: A Problem With A Specific Solution

The ability to use our hands is central to how we interact with the world around us. We use them not only to pick up and interact with the objects in the world around us, but to express ourselves, protect ourselves, and to eat. They are our gateway […]

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Zone II: A Closer Look

Zone II: A Closer Look

In the orthopedics industry, flexor tendon injuries are common enough. Because of this, we’re fairly well versed in the multitude of techniques to treat these injuries. Still, with all of the progress in this field, Zone II injuries are a difficult issue for most hand surgeons. The […]

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A Closer Look At The Distal Humerus Fracture

A Closer Look At The Distal Humerus Fracture

A complex distal humerus fracture is a difficult problem to fix, especially using conventional methods. This problem becomes even worse in comminuted low distal humerus fractures, where bones break into many pieces. When you consider the importance of this area of the arm, you begin to understand […]

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On The Topic of Flexor Tendon Problems

On The Topic of Flexor Tendon Problems

Every system has its weak point and, in the human hand, that weak point is your flexor tendons. Responsible for the extension and contraction of your fingers, these tendons are the central point for all of the important movements your fingers make. Think of them as a series […]

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Flexor Sheath: Purposes, Repairs, and the Importance of Finger Mobility

Flexor Sheath: Purposes, Repairs, and the Importance of Finger Mobility

One of the most common side-effects of flexor tendon laceration or injury left unchecked is sheath retraction. This is a phenomenon wherein the flexor sheath pulls back and becomes inoperable, rendering your tendon more difficult to repair. But what is the flexor sheath? What purpose does it […]

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Flexor Tendon Injuries: The Consequences

Flexor Tendon Injuries: The Consequences

Flexor tendon injuries are damaging for one very important reason. These flexible cords attach to our muscles and bones in configurations that allowing for all varieties of bending. Without them, this flexibility goes right out the window. Flexing your wrist upwards to wave hello? Good luck with […]

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Under the Microscope: Comminuted Fracture Treatment

Under the Microscope: Comminuted Fracture Treatment

What most people get wrong about a broken bone is thinking of it like a pretzel, snapped neatly in two. This could be the case, depending on how you go about it, but the truth is it’s seldom this cut-and-dry. A lot of the time, an impact […]

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Forearm Fracture Symptoms for Adults and Children

Forearm Fracture Symptoms for Adults and Children

So your doctor’s just informed you you’ve sustained a forearm fracture. Congratulations – you’re probably in quite a lot of pain. The thought of breaking your arm isn’t something most people take to particularly well. Breaks and fractures alike are painful, disorientating experiences, and the truth is […]

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What Are Proximal Humerus Fractures?

What Are Proximal Humerus Fractures?

Proximal humerus fractures are one of the more common varieties of bone fracture out there, and with good reason. The upper arm bone, or humerus, connects to the shoulder blade via a shallow socket in the shoulder blade. It’s also an area of the body more at […]

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