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Wrist stability – How does it work?

Wrist stability – How does it work?

Wrists are highly complex regions of the upper limb. Our wrists are responsible for positioning our hands to facilitate function and tolerating heavy loads that allow us to lift, carry, push and weight bear through our arms. Heavy demands are placed on our wrists...

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“Use it or Lose it” – Wolff’s Law

“Use it or Lose it” – Wolff’s Law

You may have heard the saying “use it or lose it”.  There is some truth in this statement and it encapsulates Wolff’s law, a rule that can describe how bone grows and changes over time, depending on the demands placed on that bone. Wolff’s law was developed by a...

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TFCC injury

TFCC injury

Injuries to our wrists are common, and as was mentioned in a previous blog on distal radius fractures, ligaments are also commonly injured with a fall or with a heavy twisting or lifting motion. The triangular fibro cartilage complex, also known as TFCC is a very...

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Paediatric Trigger Thumb

Paediatric Trigger Thumb

Sometimes our littlest of hands get overlooked when thinking about hand conditions. Congenital hand conditions are wide and varied, causing anything from additional or missing digits, to webbed or curved digits, or abnormal growth of bones. A different condition that...

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A Broken Wrist – Distal Radius fracture.

A Broken Wrist – Distal Radius fracture.

Most of us will know of someone who has had the unfortunate experience of having a broken wrist.  Most commonly a wrist fracture will be the result from a trip or fall on an outstretched hand. Our wrist is made up of two long bones in the forearm – the radius and...

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Immobilisation: does it help or hinder?

Immobilisation: does it help or hinder?

 Is immobilisation always the key to healing injuries or reducing pain? The answer is no! Immobilisation can be an important part of tissue healing. For example, when we fracture our wrist, a plaster cast is typically applied in order to prevent movement of the...

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Base of thumb pain – is there something I can do?

Base of thumb pain – is there something I can do?

Is your thumb pain restricting you from participating in your daily activities? Are you having pain in the thumb when opening jars, turning a door knob, or find your thumb pain is exacerbated in the wintery months but are unsure of the cause? It could be due to base...

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I have had CTR surgery done – What happens now?

I have had CTR surgery done – What happens now?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition, affecting the hand and fingers. Those with carpal tunnel can experience a range of symptoms to varying degrees of severity, however usually it causes pins and needles or numbness in the fingers and hand. It can also result...

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