Wrist and Hand Guides

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ( Abbreviated CTS)

What is carpal tunnel syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a pathway in the wrist, comprising the eight carpal bones and the connecting ligament. The median nerve and the tendons, which connect the fingers to the muscles of the forearm, are located in this tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome takes place when...

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Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)

What is mallet finger? Mallet finger, otherwise known as baseball finger, is a common athletic injury. The injury occurs when the outermost joint of the finger sustains impact or jams; the tendon on the back of the finger is separated from the connecting muscle. Basketball, cricket and baseball players are...

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Sprained thumb (Skier’s Thumb)

What is a sprained thumb? Often referred to as skier’s thumb, due to its prevalence in the skiing community, a sprained thumb is characterized by damage to the ulnar collateral ligament at the thumb’s base. Of course, a strained thumb isn’t exclusive to skiers, snowboarders or athletes, and injury can...

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