Hand & Wrist
The hand in the human body is made up of the wrist, palm, and fingers. The most flexible part of the human skeleton, the hand enables us to perform many of our daily activities.
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The ability to bend the fingers is governed by supportive tendons that connect muscles to the bones of the fingers. The tendons run along the length of the bone and are kept in place at intervals by tunnels of ligaments called pulleys.
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Tuupuytren’s Contracture is a hand condition where thickening of the underlying fibrous tissues of the palm cause the fingers to bend inward.
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The muscles and bones of the hand are connected by thick flexible tissue called tendons. Tendons are covered by a thin soft sheath of tissue known as synovium.
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common, painful, progressive condition that is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist area.
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The wrist is comprised of two bones in the forearm, the radius and ulna, and eight tiny carpal bones in the palm. The bones meet to form multiple large and small joints. A wrist fracture refers to a break in one or more of these bones.
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Your wrist is a complex joint made up of eight small bones called carpal bones. These bones are supported by connecting ligaments. Various conditions can affect your wrist joint such as carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis and others.
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Wrist joint replacement surgery, also referred to as total wrist arthroplasty, involves replacement of a severe arthritic wrist joint with an artificial joint made of metal and plastic components.
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Click on the topics below to find out more from the Orthopaedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
- Arthritis of the Hand
- Arthritis of the Thumb
- Arthritis of the Wrist
- Boutonnière Deformity
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- DeQuervain’s Tendinitis
- Distal Radius Fracture
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Fingertip Injuries and Amputations
- Flexor Tendon Injuries
- Fracture of the Finger
- Ganglion (Cyst) of the Wrist
- Hand Fractures
- Human Bites
- Kienböck’s Disease
- Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)
- Nerve Injuries
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Restoring Hand Function After Spinal Cord Injury
- Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist
- Sprained Thumb
- Thumb Fractures
- Trigger Finger
- Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist
- Wrist Arthroscopy
- Wrist Joint Replacement (Wrist Arthroplasty)
- Wrist Sprains
Arm and Elbow AAOS Links
- Biceps Tendinitis of the Shoulder
- Adult Forearm Fractures
- Dislocations and Fracture-Dislocations (Elbow)
- Distal Radius Fracture
- Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis
- Elbow Fractures in Children
- Forearm Fractures in Children
- Osteoarthritis of the Elbow
- Radial Head Fractures
- Rupture of the Biceps Tendon
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Throwing Injuries in the Elbow
- Ulnar Nerve Entrapment