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Jammed Finger: Orthopedic Treatment

Jammed Finger: Orthopedic Treatment

A Jammed Finger is a medical condition that affects the PIP (proximal interphalangeal) joint. The PIP joint is a type of hinge joint that allows the finger to move. In this condition, the tendon that straightens the fingertip is either stressed or broken. It is a type...
Arthritis Of The Thumb: Orthopedic Treatment

Arthritis Of The Thumb: Orthopedic Treatment

Arthritis is an inflammatory disorder affecting the various joints in the body. Of the nearly hundred types of Arthritis, the most prevalent are Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. The former is an autoimmune disorder and the joints usually affected are those of...
Basal Joint Arthritis

Basal Joint Arthritis

The joints in the human body have a thin layer of cartilage lining between the bones, for their smooth and frictionless movement. Basal Joint Arthritis refers to a condition in which the cartilage in the thumb joint (at the base of the thumb) degenerates, causing the...
Wrist Dislocation

Wrist Dislocation

The wrist joint connects the two bones of the forearm (ulnar and radius) to the smaller bones of the hand. There are eight carpal bones in the hand which are held together and connected to the other bones by ligaments. The eight carpal bones that form the wrist joint...
Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s Contracture can be defined as a deformity that results in thickening of the fascia, a thin elastic tissue under the skin of the palm. The fibrous cords in this tissue develop knots, causing the fingers to bend downwards. In most cases, it is the little and...