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Stiffness In Hands

The joints in your hand are covered by a smooth layer of articular cartilage and are held together by tough ligaments. These structures promote motion as well as stabilize the joints of the hand. They keep the hand from... Read More

Skin Cancer of the Hand

The skin is the most common part of the body where cancer develops. In the hand, the most common type of skin cancer is squamous cell carcinoma followed by basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. Other, more rare forms of... Read More

Numbness and Tingling

Although carpal tunnel syndrome is common, it is not always the cause of hand tingling and numbness. Compression neuropathy (local pressure on a nerve) can cause numbness in distinct patterns that follow the area supplied by the nerve. Additionally,... Read More

Hand Nerve Injuries

Nerves carry messages from the brain to the rest of the body. Each nerve is like a telephone cable covered in insulation. The outer layer protects the nerve, just like the insulation surrounding a telephone cable. Each nerve contains... Read More

Hand Tumors

A tumor, sometimes referred to as a mass, is any abnormal lump or bump. The term doesn’t necessarily mean the mass is malignant or is a cancer. In fact, the vast majority of hand tumors are benign or non-cancerous.... Read More

Hand Infections

Urgency of Treatment Early and aggressive treatment of a hand infection is essential. Failure to treat a hand infection can cause serious problems that may persist after the infection has cleared including stiffness, loss of strength, and loss of... Read More

Hand Fractures

What is a Fracture? Simply put, a fracture is a broken bone. It may be simple, with bone pieces aligned and stable, or unstable, with the bones shifting or displaced. Some fractures occur in the shaft (main body) of... Read More

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by increased in pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. Simply put, it is a pinched nerve at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a... Read More

Hand Burns

In addition to many other conditions, Atlanta Hand Specialist treats hand burns. Degrees of Burn Injuries Burns are classified by the depth (degree) of injury to help determine the appropriate treatment. 1st Degree: Superficial—redness of skin without blisters 2nd... Read More

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Hands

Rheumatoid arthritis affects the cells that lubricate and line joints, causing the tissue (synovium) to become inflamed and swollen. The swollen tissue stretches the ligaments and the tendons, causing the joints to deform and become unstable. Joint cartilage and... Read More

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you have pressure on your wrists? Many people have symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without knowing it. Find out how the condition is caused and what treatment you’ll receive from Atlanta Hand Specialists for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Wrist & Hand Fracture

If you have shooting pain in your hand or wrist, you may have a wrist or hand fracture. Fracturing, or breaking, the bones in the wrist or hand is extremely easy because of their size and structure. Read on to learn how wrist and hand fractures are treated by Dr. Patel and the Atlanta Hand Specialists.

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Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is caused by stressing the tendons and getting your thumb or finger stuck in the bent position. Inflammation and localized pressure are common signs for trigger finger. Seek treatment from the Atlanta Hand Specialists about trigger finger and your treatment options available.

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Ganglion Cyst

Tender lumps found on the hand or wrist can be a cyst. Ganglion Cysts are commonly filled with fluid, and form because of tendon or joint irritation. Find out more about how Ganglion Cysts are treated by the specialists at Atlanta Hand Specialist.

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