FIREARM INJURIES -When Things Get Out of Hand

While firearm injuries to the hand and upper extremity represent a small percentage of all firearm traumas, when they happen the injury is often severe. Frequently the result of mishandling a gun, the damage that both a bullet, the chamber … Continue reading

Buddy Taping, A Helping Hand in Healing?

Buddy taping is the practice of bandaging an injured finger together with an adjacent healthy one for support.  Serving as a type of splint, the healthy finger is wrapped closely to the sprained, dislocated or fractured finger allowing both movement … Continue reading

Hand and Wrist Pain in Exercise – Can Make it Hard to Power Through

Hand and wrist pain in exercise can affect men and women, young and mature alike.  From weightlifting and exercise machines to pushups, injuries and conditions can result from the repetitive stress of the activity or the sudden frequent exposure (training … Continue reading

Handlebar Hazards

Repetitive Stress Hand & Wrist Conditions Affecting Cyclists As training begins for the upcoming MS150, we thought we’d talk about some of the common overuse, or repetitive stress, hand and wrist conditions affecting cyclists.  By discussing some of these conditions … Continue reading

Platelet Rich Plasma Procedure, Among the Latest in Less Invasive Hand & Upper Extremity Treatment Options

While research efforts continue to assess the benefits of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of some orthopedic injuries and conditions, the clinical results for many, including some high-profile athletes such as Tiger Woods and Pittsburgh Steelers, Troy Polamalu and … Continue reading

Unexpected… Pregnancy Related Hand & Wrist Problems, Part 2

Last month we discussed several unexpected hand and wrist conditions associated with pregnancy – the first in a series of blogs on this subject. We focused first on one of the most common pregnancy related hand and wrist conditions, Carpal … Continue reading

Hunting Hazards to Avoid for a Successful Season

‘Tis the peak of hunting season. Hunters far and wide have successfully exempt themselves from Holiday gatherings to pursue their passion.  Given this feat, we want to ensure optimal success and the best holiday hunting experience possible by helping hunters … Continue reading