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What is gamers thumb?

What is gamers thumb?

R S I: Gamer’s thumb" refers to a repetitive stress injury (rsi) that causes swelling at the base of the thumb due to overuse of video games. Rsi is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders most commonly affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and shoulders, notes miles. She adds that symptoms can range from fatigue and loss of strength to minor or acute aches and pains, burning, and tingling. ...Read more

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What is skier's thumb?

What is skier's thumb?

Ligament tear thumb: Skier's thumb or gamekeepers thumb are common terms for a tear in the thumb mp joint ulnar collateral ligament. The mechanism of injury is a radially-oriented force on the thumb, which can occur when gripping and planting a ski pole. (or, back in the day, ringing a rabbits neck.) best to see an orthopaedist or hand specialist for treatment options. ...Read more

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What is a common skiiers thumb injury?

What is a common skiiers thumb injury?

Acute game-keepers: It is a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpal-phalangeal joint of the thumb. It is caused by falling on your hand with the thumb outstretched. The ski pole strap and/or hard plastic molded pole grips capture the thumb and predispose to this injury. You should only use ski pole straps to hand them on a nail in the garage. Yes you may drop a pole but that is an easier recovery. ...Read more

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What is a trigger thumb?

Locking: In the a1 pulley at the base of the thumb on the palmar side of the mp joint the flexor policus longus tendon can get bound up and not glide properly. This causes clicking or locking on attempted thumb motion. The motion of the ip joint is primarily affected. This is usually an overuse syndrome. Treatment consists of steroid injection , splinting, or surgery to release pulley. ...Read more

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Why is an injured thumb called a skiers thumb?

Why is an injured thumb called a skiers thumb?

Mechanism of injury: Classic way to injury a thumb ligament is thumb vs ski pole. ...Read more

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What is thumb release surgery?

What is thumb release surgery?

Trigger digits: Thumbs, fingers are typically repsonsive to corticosteroid injections. For those that are not or are associated with a more severe triggering or a fixed contracture or a tendon adherance or are just resistent to treatment and are uncomfortable, surgical release can work well. While any procedure can have a complication or side effect, in general the procedure works well. ...Read more

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What exactly is carple tunnel syndrome? Is it just swelling of your wrists?

What exactly is carple tunnel syndrome? Is it just swelling of your wrists?

Nerve Compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve as it traverses an anatomic region known as the carpal tunnel. It typically presents as numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long and part of the ring fingers. Frequently, it awakens patients at night. In its later stages, there can be serious loss of muscle function, profound numbness and difficulty with use function of the hand. ...Read more

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What is a trigger thumb operation like?

What is a trigger thumb operation like?

Limited: Surgery requires local anesthesia, a small 1-1.5 cm incision in the distal palm and takes aprox. 10-15 min to perform. No splint or cast is applied just a light soft dressing and motion of the finger is encouraged. Seems simple but be sure to seek out a qualified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a sprained thumb and a broken thumb?

What is the main difference between a sprained thumb and a broken thumb?

Hard vs Soft Tissue!: A fracture involves hard tissue - i.e. Bones. A strain, or sprain involves soft tissues - muscles, ligaments, tendons, or cartilages. A fracture is often treated by immobilzation in a splint or a cast. Soft tissue injuries usually respond to cold compresses initially, and then changing to warm compresses and movement therapies. Xrays and bone scans for bones. Mris for bones and soft tissues. ...Read more

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What is trigger finger surgery?

What is trigger finger surgery?

Trigger surgery: Trigger release surgery is release of the first part of the flexor tendon sheath and pulleys in palm. ...Read more

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Pinky finger/knuckle injury. What kind of splinting is good to prevent it becoming crooked?

Pinky finger/knuckle injury. What kind of splinting is good to prevent it becoming crooked?

Evaluation: Deformity of a finger following injury should be further evaluated by a physician and in most cases it would be important to at least obtain an xray. ...Read more

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What is trigger thumb like?

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What is trigger thumb like?

Painful triggering: Trigger thumb is a stenosing (constricting) tenosynovitis resulting in inflammation and pain, often worsened by movement. When the symptoms are severe, triggering or catching at the thumb may be noted. Non-operative modalities include anti-inflammatory medication, temporary splinting, and corticosteroid injection. Open trigger thumb release may be warranted for recalcitrant cases. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between a broken thumb, fractured thumb, and dislocated thumb?

Please advise what is the difference between a broken thumb, fractured thumb, and dislocated thumb?

Fracture=break: Fracture is another name for a broken bone, no difference. Dislocation refers to a joint being displaced out of position so it is not properly aligned. This requires closed or open reduction to realign the bones on either side of the joint. ...Read more

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What is the point of splinting a sprained finger?

What is the point  of splinting a sprained finger?

Immoblization: A sprain is usually meant to imply a stretching or tear of a soft tissue structure such as a ligament. So you want to allow that structure to rest and repair itself. If it is constantly moving this will be harder and inefficient. Hence immobilization is done. ...Read more

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What is a toe thumb and how does it affect writing?

What is a toe thumb and how does it affect writing?

? A toe is on your : Foot, a thumb is on your hand. A toe has nothing to do with writing. Your thumb is important for intricate hand motions, like grasping. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a thumb sling?

What is the purpose of a thumb sling?

Healing: Not sure what you mean by a thumb sling, but a thumb spica, or splint is usually used to treat muscle or ligament damage such as 'gamekeepers thumb' . A sling or splint allows the muscles and ligaments to get some rest and allow for proper healing. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the trigger finger and thumb?

Please help! what is the trigger finger and thumb?

Physical Exam : History and physical exam are used to diagnose trigger finger. Trigger finger comes from swelling of the tendons in the hand that cause the tendons to become stuck within the tendon sheath. See a hand surgeon for your situation. ...Read more

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