All about upper limb injuries

Most common injuries

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What is Occupational Overuse Injury?Occupational Overuse Injury

Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) is a condition of the muscles in the wrist, forearm, arm and neck that is caused by their overuse (or misuse) at work.

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How to Treat ArthritisArthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It's a disease which causes the cartilage in the joints to degenerate and wear down.

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Fractures: All You Need to KnowFractures

A fracture is commonly referred to as a broken bone. Typically it takes a bone six weeks to heal, however some of the smaller bones in your hand can heal more quickly at around three to four weeks.

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Other common injuries

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It's a disease which causes the cartilage in the joints to degenerate and wear down.

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where the median nerve is compressed at the wrist.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve is compressed at the wrist.

Central Slip Tendon Injury

A central slip tendon injury means that you have damaged the tendon over the middle part of the top of your finger, so you are not be able to straighten your finger.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a long lasting, very painful condition. Normally, after an injury or surgery your sympathetic nervous system is activated to bring about healing.

DeQuervain's Release

DeQuervain's Release is when the two tendons that move your thumb become thickened.

DeQuervain's Syndrome

DeQuervain's syndrome is when the compartment that holds the two tendons that move your thumb is surgically released.

Dislocations

Dislocations of the thumb and fingers are common. Dislocations occur when a large force, usually hyperextension, pushes the bone out of its normal joint position.

Dupuytren's Disease

Dupuytren’s Contracture is a disease of the fascia – a tissue between your skin and muscle.

Fractures

A fracture is commonly referred to as a broken bone. Typically it takes a bone six weeks to heal, however some of the smaller bones in your hand can heal more quickly at around three to four weeks.

Hypertrophic & Keloid Scars

Hypertrophic and Keloid scars are variations to the scars formed in the natural healing process.

Mallet Finger

A mallet finger is when you cannot straighten out the tip of your finger.

Nerve Injuries

Nerve injuries are many and varied. The nerve can either be cut, pulled or compressed causing damage to the nerve fibres.

Occupational Overuse Injury

Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) is a condition of the muscles in the wrist, forearm, arm and neck that is caused by their overuse (or misuse) at work.

Tendinosis

Tendinosis is the degeneration or breakdown of the connective tissue/collagen within your tendon.

Tendon Repairs

Initially, the tendon is very weak and you may experience swelling as your body sends chemicals to heal the tendon and the tissues that have been damaged.

Triangulo-fibro Cartilage Complex

Your triangulo-fibro cartilage complex (TFCC) is a structure that sits as a sling to hold the outside of your wrist together.

Trigger Finger

A trigger finger is when your finger feels like it catches or locks and then is difficult to straighten.

Wrist Instability

Wrist instability occurs when one or more of the wrist ligaments have lost integrity, are lax, or damaged. This alters the normal wrist mechanics of the carpal bones and hence affects your hand function.

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Advice

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Brain Health after a Traumatic Injury

If you want to optimise your mental health following a traumatic injury, the following recommendations may assist you. Be patient with yourself.

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Correct Pen Grip for Children

Before expecting a child to sit down and concentrate - ensure they have had enough physical exercise and good nutrition.

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Ergonomic Office and Home Office Set Up

Ergonomic Office and Home Office Set Up and efficient working posture.

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Lifting and Feeding Techniques for Infants

Lifting, carrying and feeding young children places stress upon your hands, especially on your thumb and wrist area.

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Splint & Cast Care

Wearing a cast or a splint is a new experience for most people.

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