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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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Wolf Plate Bone Fracture Repair

Wolf Plate Bone Fracture Repair

Cast immobilization still has a place in the treatment of long bone fractures. With that said, orthopaedic surgeons today are increasingly inclined to recommend surgery geared at restoring function as soon as possible. This surgery implies making large incisions for full view of the fracture or smaller incisions […]

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Long Bone Fractures and the Wolf Plate

Long Bone Fractures and the Wolf Plate

In the bone plate industry, innovation is the name of the game. And there are very few products that come from a history of innovation like the Wolf long bone plate. Wolf is the only premium plate with multiple firsts in the market, clearly setting it apart […]

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Proximal Humerus Fractures

Proximal Humerus Fractures

These injuries are more commonly referred to as shoulder fractures. In fact, proximal humerus fractures represent the majority of fractures in the area around the shoulder, including the scapula.  Medical literature refers to collarbone injuries as clavicle fractures, and these are a different injury. Proximal Humerus Fractures: A […]

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On Flexor Tendon Injuries: Part 2

On Flexor Tendon Injuries: Part 2

Flexor tendon injuries refer to deep cuts in the muscles that bend your fingers (the titular flexor tendons). Complications from these can range from severe pain and tenderness to a reduced ability to bend or use your fingers. They’re also extremely common, taking place anywhere from the […]

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