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Your Flexor Sheath, Tendon and You

Your Flexor Sheath, Tendon and You

Our hands are, arguably, the most important tool we own. While our organs keep our body operational and our eyes, ears, and mouth help us perceive the world around us, our hands give us access to everything. They’re how we interact with objects, from cars to computers and […]

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A Look At Jersey Finger Injuries

A Look At Jersey Finger Injuries

Tendon injuries are a fairly common side effect of various sports. Athletes put their bodies under different kinds of unpredictable stresses, with games like football and tennis carrying different risks. And there’s nothing that shows you how much your life depends on your tendons more than seriously […]

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More On The Forearm Fracture

More On The Forearm Fracture

To say a forearm fracture is “no fun” would be underselling it. The bruising, swelling, grinding and lacerations that can come with an injury of this type can be debilitating if not properly treated. And forearm fractures are actually far more common than you might expect, whether […]

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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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