Colorado Orthopedic News

Category: Hand and Wrist

Wrist Sprain

Wrist Sprain

It is our natural instinct to brace ourselves when we fall and wrists often pay the price. A wrist sprain is an injury to the ligaments that hold your wrist bones together. Most wrist sprains

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Skier’s Thumb, Foosh

Skier’s Thumb

Most people don’t think about hand or thumb injuries when they think about skiing or snowboarding, but skier’s thumb is actually quite common: it impacts around 200,000 people each year! What is skier’s thumb? Skier’s

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Growth Plate Fractures

Growth Plate Fractures

As your child’s bones grow and develop, what are called their growth plates are prone to injury. Growth plate fractures are cracks in a child’s growth plate—the special section of the cartilage at the ends

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Thumb Fracture

Thumb Fracture

Most people don’t think about their thumb often. It’s just there, taken for granted. However, the thumb plays a major role in the critical functions of the hand. The thumb is needed for grasping, pushing,

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Boutonniere Deformity

Boutonnière Deformity

Some health conditions, diseases, and injuries can have long-lasting effects on the bones and joints. One example of this is boutonnière deformity, which can permanently disfigure your finger. Boutonnière deformity may appear immediately after an

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Distal Radius Fracture

Distal Radius Fracture

A distal radius fracture, often known as a “broken wrist, ” can result in complications that can have long-lasting effects if not treated immediately by an orthopedic specialist. There are two types of distal radius

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Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome

Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome

Wrist pain can keep you from doing both things you love to do and things you need to do to go about life. Ulnar tunnel syndrome can cause debilitating pain that can prevent you from

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Scaphoid Wrist Fracture

Scaphoid Wrist Fracture

Scaphoid wrist fractures are usually difficult to identify. The scaphoid is relatively smaller than other bones of the hand, so the fracture may not be visible. The scaphoid area may not seem swollen, and one

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Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger may not sound like a serious condition, but to those who have it, it can be pretty debilitating. Trigger Finger is when the fingers get stuck in a bent position. In some people,

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