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Carpal Tunnel (A.K.A. My Hand is Numb, Tingly, and I Can’t Sleep!)

By Dr. Craig Rodner   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common compression neuropathy of the upper extremities. The first case was documented by Sir James Paget in 1854. He described a patient who had a rope tied tightly around his wrist and experienced such unrelenting pain and parasthesia that he required an amputation.…

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7 Advantages of Wide-Awake Hand Surgery

Wide awake hand surgery continues to gain in popularity as a treatment option for a number of common hand conditions. The technique, known as WALANT (wide awake local anesthesia, no tourniquet), allows us to perform many procedures in a pain-free manner, without the need for sedation or general anesthesia. How It Works The key to…

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Hand & Wrist Injuries in Youth Sports

By Dr. Anthony Alessi Youth sports injuries have become a topic of concern for physicians, coaches, and athletes. The biggest fear centers on how these injuries will affect a child’s growth and intellectual abilities. Among the injuries that have raised the most interest is concussion, but a recent study published this month in the medical…

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