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Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Radial tunnel syndrome is a nerve compression syndrome and is caused by undue pressure on the radial nerve. It’s a condition in the same family as carpal tunnel syndrome, but it is not as well-known. What is the Radial... Read More

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) of the Wrist

Repetitive strain injuries, or repetitive stress injuries, are common injuries among many people. Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) can cause sufferers continuous pain and inconvenience, disturbing their daily lives. RSIs are among the most common sports injuries doctors diagnose. Fortunately,... Read More

Wrist Sprain

Simply put, a wrist sprain is an injury to a ligament in the wrist. Ligaments connect a bone to another bone, and an injury to your ligaments can vary widely. Grade I injury – this is a stable injury... Read More

Wrist Fracture

A wrist fracture is a bone break that occurs in one if the eight small bones of the wrist (such as the scaphoid) or the larger radius bone or ulna bone. Anytime enough force is applied to one of... Read More

Scaphoid Non-Union

What is Scaphoid Non-Union? There are eight small bones that make up the wrist, and they are arranged in two rows. The scaphoid bone is one of these bones, but it is special because it spans both rows of... Read More

Scaphoid Fracture

A scaphoid fracture is a break in the scaphoid bone of the wrist. The wrist is made up of two rows of bones, one closer to the forearm (proximal row) and the other closer to the hand (distal row).... Read More

Kienböck’s Disease

Kienbock’s disease is caused by a loss of blood supply to the lunate. The lunate is one of eight small bones that make up the “carpal bones” in the wrist. The carpal area is made up of two rows... Read More

Ganglion Cyst

Ganglion cysts are common lumps within the hand and wrist that develop adjacent to joints or tendons. The most common locations are: Top of the wrist Palm side of the wrist Base of the finger on the palm side... Read More

Flexor Tendon Injuries

What Are Flexor Tendons? Flexor tendons are cord-like extensions that connect the flexor muscles to the bone, and allow these muscles to bend or flex the finger. The flexor muscles start from the elbow and forearm regions, turn into... Read More

Extensor Tendon Injuries

What Are Extensor Tendons? Located on the back of the hand and fingers, the Extensor tendons allow you to straighten your fingers and thumb. These tendons are attached to muscles in your forearm. The tendons become flat and thin... 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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