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What causes carpal bossing?

What causes carpal bossing?

Inflammation: Inflammation at insertion of extensor carpi radials brevis an longs at base of second and third metacarpals results in periosteal inflammation and heterotopic bone formation causing the boss to form. ...Read more

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How do you get carpal boss?

How do you get carpal boss?

See details: It can exist from birth or it can be the result of trauma or injury. Finally, there is some evidence that it can result from careers that require repetitive movements of the hands and fingers. ...Read more

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Please help docs! what is non dissociative carpal instability is in laymens terms?

Please help docs! what is non dissociative carpal instability is in laymens terms?

Laxity in the wrist: There are 8 small bones that make up the "wrist" in addition to the large long bones, the radius and ulna. these bones are arranged in 2 rows of 4 each. CIND (carpal instability nondisso.) means there is anywhere from lig. laxity to dislocation between the 2 rows of bones. TX depends on how much laxity present, response to splint, h/o trauma & how bothersome sx are to you. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain a carpal boss removal surgery?

Can someone please explain a carpal boss removal surgery?

Result varies: This is a bony protrusion at the base of the metacarpals near the back of the wrist, usually due to arthritis. These can be removed, but ten to recur. Unless they are very symptomatic, i tend to leave them alone. ...Read more

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Where is the carpal bone?

Where is the carpal bone?

A carpal bone : is a bone in the wrist. There are 8 carpal bones. Scaphoid. Lunate. Triquetrum. Pisiform. Trapezium. Trapezoid. Capitate. Hamate. They lie in between the radius and ulna proximally and the metacarpals of the hand distally towards the fingers. They provide stability yet can allow mobility in all three axes of motion. They are truly remarkable and hand surgeons and anatomists still learning ...Read more

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Does cold make carpal tunnel syndrome worse?

Does cold make carpal tunnel syndrome worse?

Actually, yes: Nerve conduction speed slows in cold temperatures, and does indeed make carpal tunnel symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Can you please explain carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can you please explain carpal tunnel syndrome?

Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. This nerve provides motor and sensory function to the thumb, index, middle fingers and half of the ring finger. Therefore patients with carpal tunnel syndrome will develop pain, numbness and tingling in the distribution of this nerve. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of carpal tunnel?

What are some symptoms of carpal tunnel?

Numbness/Tingling: Carpal tunnel is caused by compression of the median nerve which supplies feeling to the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. When the nerve is compressed these digits are numb or tingly. People with cts frequently have night symptoms. ...Read more

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How should I treat carpal tunnel syndrome?

How should I treat carpal tunnel syndrome?

Depends: This is usually a traumatically or repeated stress inflammation of the median nerve as it passes through a narrowed space at the wrist called the carpal tunnel. Nsaids can be helpful, physical therapy and rest are useful, but if there is muscular atrophy or chronic numbness or pain, you might need an unroofing surgery best performed by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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