Basal Joint Arthritis Basal joint arthritis, also known as thumb arthritis or carpometacarpal (CMC) joint arthritis, is a condition that affects the joint at the base of the thumb. It causes pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. Here’s some patient information regarding basal joint arthritis: 1. Symptoms: The common symptoms of basal joint arthritis include pain, […]
Mallet Finger Mallet finger is an injury that occurs when the tendon that straightens the finger (extensor tendon) is damaged or torn. This results in the inability to fully extend the fingertip. Here’s some patient information regarding mallet finger: 1. Symptoms: The primary symptom of mallet finger is the inability to straighten or extend the fingertip. […]
A Conversation with Daniel Fletcher: Joint Denervation in Hand Surgery Where did you first research joint denervation? I have been aware of the theoretical benefits of joint denervation for 2 years. In the fall of 2022, I went with a team of hand specialists from OrthoSouth on a trip to Boston to attend an international […]
When Thumbs Can’t Handle Our thumbs help keep us connected in so many ways. To our job, to our friends, to our community- to our hands! These are some of the hardest working, best extensions we have of ourselves. Because we use our hands and thumbs so much, they can become painful while performing everyday […]
HOW TO MANAGE ARTHRITIS Pain is your body’s alarm system, letting you know something is wrong. While most minor aches and pains will resolve permanently with treatment, chronic pain is different and doesn’t always go away with treatment. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain, affecting an estimated 24% of adults […]
Surgery of the Hand, Wrist, and Forearm – Webinar Dr. Christian Fahey discusses common issues of the hand, wrist, and forearm and surgical interventions for these ailments.
Wrist Pain: Causes & Strategies Wrist pain can be highly variable. Some people may describe pain in the wrist that occurs with a certain movement, like gripping. It has also been described as: Achy Throbbing Sharp Burning Unpredictable The description of the pain and your immediate and long term history can help you and your […]
Dupuytren’s Contracture A common diagnosis seen by hand surgeons and therapists is Dupuytren’s Contracture. Often, patients describe “curled” or “hooked” finger(s) that they cannot straighten. This bent position usually occurs over time and is a nuisance more than anything; however, sometimes, the contracture becomes painful and limiting.  https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/dupuytrens-contracture Dupuytren’s is a hereditary disease, […]
How to Avoid Carpal Tunnel The carpal tunnel, like a tunnel on the roadways, plays a huge role in funneling traffic. However, the carpal tunnel in the hand funnels nerve information, not cars. Many of my patients who have carpal tunnel have had it for some time. People often initially notice their symptoms at night, […]
OrthoSouth’s Dr. Jeff Cole discusses common hand and wrist issues, including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, osteoarthritis, and more. Learn about treatment options for a range of conditions/injuries in this informative and engaging webinar.