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Dez Bryant – Finger Fracture Surgery Using Bone Graft

 

picture of dez bryant's finger splint

Credit: John Rhodes

The Dallas Morning News reports that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant admits he needs surgery for his broken finger but wants to delay surgery until the off season. Apparently the surgery will require bone grafting. What does this involve? Is it a good idea for Dez to wait to have surgery? Read the full article →

School Fails To Call An Ambulance For Child’s Broken Arm – What Should Parents Do?

School officials in Massachusetts failed to call 911 for a child’s broken arm. What type of break was this? What should parents do? How to protect your child…

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Arthritis In The Thumb

Health Matters article on thumb arthritisWhere is the most common location for arthritis in the thumb? Find out in my recent article in Health Matters, a publication of Northwest Health Systems.

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Kendall Marshall’s Broken Wrist – What Is A Scaphoid Bone?

anatomy of wrist bonesUniversity of North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall will have surgery to fix a fractured scaphoid bone. Surgery is scheduled for sometime today, and will involve putting a screw in the scaphoid bone, according to Kendall’s father, Dennis Marshall.

In this article I’ll show you a picture of where the scaphoid is in the wrist, and what a typical screw looks like that might be put inside the bone in surgery.

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Fayetteville Hand Surgeons Visit Little Debbie McKee Foods

hand surgeons and nurses from fayetteville at Little Debbie plant

Dr. Henley, Dr. Benafield, and Dr. Johnson and hand surgery nurses in Gentry, AR

Fayetteville hand surgeons Dr. Henley, Dr. Benafield, and Dr. Johnson visit McKee Foods in Gentry Arkansas, home of Little Debbie snack cakes.
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Baseball Wrist Injuries – Christian Walker’s Broken Wrist

Christian Walker of the South Carolina Gamecocks scored a go-ahead run in the College World Series last night with a broken left wrist.

2011 college world series ameritrade park

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What kind of wrist fracture does he have? In this article, I’ll show you where the most common type of hamate fracture is in baseball players.
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How Can Steven Jackson Play With a Broken Finger?

steven jackson of the St. Louis Rams

How can Rams running back Steven Jackson play against the Carolina Panthers if he just had surgery this week (Monday)?

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Brett Favre’s Elbow Condition and You

brett favre vikings

This is a press release from PR Newswire. Brett has a condition called tennis elbow which I see almost every week in the office.

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Superstar Quarterback’s 290th Consecutive Start Questionable as Doctors Reveal More about His Injury

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Vikings’ quarterback Brett Favre’s record hangs in the . . . → Read More: Brett Favre’s Elbow Condition and You

Updated Twitter Background – handarmdoc

I just uploaded a new background image to my Twitter profile. Check it out and see what you think. Leave a comment below or over at my Facebook fan page.

The Twitter interface has been updated recently – many users are changing their profile background images to make sure they’re not wasting the . . . → Read More: Updated Twitter Background – handarmdoc

Spasticity in Stroke and Brain Injured Patients

stroke injury presentation

We’ve all known someone affected by stroke or brain injury. One of the most common consequences of such an injury to the central nervous system is spasticity. This just refers to overactive muscles that cause a contracted arm or leg. Spasticity is a stroke symptom, but occurs weeks or months after the stroke.

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