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Wrist Hyperextension Injury: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Wrist Hyperextension Injury: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 16/05/2015 0
A wrist hyperextension injury is a wrist sprain that typically occurs when a person falls on an outstretched hand. The most common ligament of the wrist to be injured is the scapho-lunate ligament. This injury can occur from every day activities, but it is common in outdoor recreation and sports activities.The scapho-lunate ligament lies between two small wrist bones, namely the scaphoid bone and the lunate bone. The TFCC or the triangular fibrocartilage complex is a commonly affected ligament of the wrist too. Even though there is a likelihood of other ligaments of the wrist being injured, such instances are far less common.As with every spr...
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What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Symptoms & Treatment

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Symptoms & Treatment

Admin 05/11/2013 0
Carpal tunnel syndrome is typically the cause of hand and wrist pain, which is usually described by patients as a “pins and needles” type of sensation.Anatomy The carpal tunnel is a narrow gap between the wrist/carpal bones across which blood vessels, nerves and muscles pass from the hand to the forearm. The median nerve travels through this tunnel alongside the tendons to the thumb and the fingers. The nerve controls the movement and sensation of the first three fingers and the thumb. When the median nerve is compressed or pinched; pain, numbness, weakness or a tingling sensation in the hand is likely to result. This is called carpal tunnel ...
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Understanding The Anatomy of the Wrist

Understanding The Anatomy of the Wrist

Admin 02/06/2013 0
The wrist is a complex joint connecting the forearm with the hand. It’s unique makeup allows for the critical range of motion we depend on for all the intricate hand movements we enjoy. We use our wrists extensively and in fact they are involved in everything we do with our hands. Therefore our wrists are prone to many types of injury ranging from repetitive use to impact to arthritic and more. Many bones are involved in the anatomy of the wrist. These include the distal ends of both the ulna and the radius in the forearm and eight carpal bones . Ligaments are an important component of the wrist providing both strength and stability. Each of ...
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