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What Is Tennis Elbow?

What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is also called lateral epicondylitis (inflammation on the outside part of the elbow). This is a painful condition that involves a tendon on the outside part of your elbow.

A tendon starts from bone, turns into muscle, then back to tendon and reattaches to bone at the other . . . → Read More: What Is Tennis Elbow?

Do You Have An Allergy Or A Reaction?

A common source of confusion and worry among patients is the subject of allergies. I’m not talking about sneezing and runny nose symptoms from lots of pollen in the air – I’m talking about allergies to medications.

You know when a doctor or nurse asks, “are you allergic to anything?” – how would . . . → Read More: Do You Have An Allergy Or A Reaction?

What Is A Mallet Fracture?

A mallet fracture is a broken bone at the tip of the finger. It’s common, rarely needs surgery, and is almost never caused by a mallet!IMG_2851

Incisions In Surgery – How Does A Surgeon Decide Where To Put The Incision?

transverse incision on a wrist

How do surgeons decide how to make an incision? Many factors go into choosing the right incision for surgery. I’ll share three I use to make my decision.

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Scaphoid Fracture Surgery – What Happens If A Scaphoid Fracture Never Heals?

scaphoid fracture x-ray non-union arthritisAn important part of deciding to have surgery for a scaphoid fracture is figuring out what can happen if you don’t have surgery. This article shows you a good example of what happens if a scaphoid fracture never heals.

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What Is Cubital Tunnel?

man holding a cell phone with a bent elbow

Flexion (bending) of the elbow while on the phone can make cubital tunnel syndrome worse

Cubital tunnel is like carpal tunnel, just at the elbow.

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Ganglion Cyst Pictures

ganglion cyst – left hand

Ganglion cyst on the palm (volar) side of the . . . → Read More: Ganglion Cyst Pictures

Carpal Tunnel Questions – Which Side Of The Wrist Gets Carpal Tunnel?

carpal-tunnel-wrist

A flexed wrist

Which side of the wrist gets carpal tunnel?
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Elbow Fractures – What Patients Should Know About Broken Elbows

lateral x-ray of elbow

elbow x-ray image - lateral with humerus, ulna, and radius bones

In this article I’ll cover some common questions about elbow fractures. Patients will elbow injuries often have the same questions about their problem – hopefully you’ll find this useful if you or someone you know has an elbow fracture.
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Thumb Pain – Four Common Causes

painful thumb

If your thumb hurts and you didn’t jam it or injure it in a specific way, this article may help you diagnose the problem.

The four most common causes of thumb pain are:

Thumb arthritis Trigger thumb Thumb Tendonitis Carpal tunnel syndrome Thumb Arthritis

Past age 65, 75% of patients have . . . → Read More: Thumb Pain – Four Common Causes