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  • Acupuncture Can Ease Wrist Pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Acupuncture can relieve wrist pain, and researchers have tracked the brain and nervous system changes that may help explain why. Scientists randomized 80 people with mild or moderate carpal tunnel syndrome — pain caused by nerve compression at the wrist — to one of three groups. The first received acupuncture at the wrist and ankle. […]

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  • 12 Minutes of Yoga for Bone Health

    Osteoporosis is the underlying cause for 1.5 million fractures in the United States annually. This results in half a million hospitalizations, and almost 200,000 admissions to nursing homes. Caucasian and Asian women are particularly at risk, but the disease affects everybody. Can 12 minutes a yoga a day reduce this risk? If you have never […]

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  • Escape Room: can you and your team get out?

    As a team building challenge, the whole staff went to Omescape in Richmond to test our problem-solving and teamwork skills. We were assigned to “The Penitentiary”, which has an escape rate of only 13%. Our team, of course, was certain we would be up to the challenge. Erin, Emma, and Whitney even came in full […]

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  • Chip, Implanted in Brain, Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Control of Hand

    Five years ago, a college freshman named Ian Burkhart dived into a wave at a beach off the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, in a freakish accident, broke his neck on the sandy floor, permanently losing the feeling in his hands and legs. On Wednesday, doctors reported that Mr. Burkhart, 24, had regained control […]

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  • Please finish your antibiotics!

    Why is it important to take all the antibiotics that the doctor has prescribed? If a person does not do this, what can happen and why? There are two important reasons to complete the entire course of antibiotics a doctor has prescribed. First, a full course of antibiotics helps assure you successfully treat the infection […]

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  • Pumpkin Carving Safety

    Use caution during the Halloween season, and take steps to prevent hand injuries when carving. “Every Halloween season we see four or five patients – both adults and children – who come into our office with severe injuries to their hands and fingers,” says Jeffrey Wint, MD, an ASSH member from The Hand Center of […]

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  • Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

    Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American parents whose children spend many hours a day focused on electronic screens. The documentary “Web Junkie,” to be shown next Monday on PBS, highlights the tragic effects on teenagers who become […]

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  • Elective Hand Surgery After Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Cancer

    After axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), patients are cautioned against ipsilateral interventional procedures to avoid the theoretical increased risk of postoperative complications, particularly lymphedema. The authors’ goal was to evaluate the complications of elective hand surgery after ALND. The authors reviewed patients presenting to their hand clinic from 1998 to 2011, selecting those with a […]

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  • Second Tommy John surgery linked to performance decline, shortened career

    Major League Baseball pitchers who underwent a second Tommy John surgery saw their performance decline and their career shortened, according to researchers. Source: Science Daily Read More

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  • Prophylactic antibiotic use in elective hand surgery does not trend toward lower rates of SSI

    A retrospective chart review of 1,067 elective hand surgery procedures indicates a low rate of surgical site infections, with most being superficial wound infections, and underscores a trend that the use of prophylactic antibiotics did not lead to decreased risk of surgical site infection. Source: Healio Read More

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  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)