specializing in advanced surgical care of hand, wrist, and elbow injuries and conditions

Holiday Safety Tips

Tis the season for making a list and checking it twice, from wrapping to cooking, and decorating to baking. As we hustle and bustle our way to get everything done can sometimes lead to some untimely and unwelcome injuries. The most common injuries are lacerations, falls and back strains. The Consumer Product Safety Commission report luggage […]

Extensor Tendon Injuries

The extensor tendons are the cord like structures on the back of our hands. They are responsible for straightening our fingers and thumbs.  These tendons are vulnerable to injury such as a simple cut, jammed finger, or laceration from power tools. Frequently, if the extensor tendon has been injured it is obvious due to an […]

Pumpkin Carving Hand Safety

The American Society for Hand Surgery note that Halloween is one of the top three holidays that produce the most emergency room visits each year. Finger and hand injuries account for the greatest proportion of injuries on Halloween. Pumpkin carving can be a dangerous activity; however some simple safety tips may keep all ghosts and […]

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition involving the ulnar nerve at the elbow, often referred to as the “funny bone” nerve.  The ulnar nerve travels around the elbow and into the forearm and ultimately ends in the hand. The cubital tunnel is the name of the space along the inside of the elbow. It is […]

Flexor Tendon Injuries

Flexor tendons are the structures that allow us to bend our fingers. The flexor muscles start at the elbow and forearm and turn into tendons just past the middle of the forearm. They then attach to the bones of the fingers. When the muscle contracts it allow the tendon to bend our fingers. Tendons can […]

Are you losing your grip? It could be CMC Joint Arthritis

Are You Losing your Grip? Has it become difficult to open a jar, turn a door knob or button buttons? Do you have pain at the base of your thumb that makes daily activities difficult or prevents you from getting a good night sleep? This may be caused by a common form of hand arthritis […]

Mallet Finger

Mallet finger is a common hand injury and involves the tendon that straightens the tip of the finger.  This type of injury can occur when the tip of the finger is jammed, forcing it to bend quickly and forcefully.  Banging the tip of the finger while simple doing everyday activities or having a ball hit […]

Dupuytrens Disease

Dupuytrens disease is an abnormal thickening of the tissue beneath the skin known as the fascia. Initially there may be firm bumps in the palm along with cords (thick lines) which may travel into one or more than one finger. The cord may cause your fingers to bend down toward the palm and you may […]

Snow Blower Injuries

Let it snow, let it snow let it snow.  Winter in Northeastern Pennsylvania is upon us and while there are many fun winter activities related to the snow, cleaning up is not one of them.  If Santa was so kind to bring you a snow blower we would like to offer some safety tips and […]

Percutaneous Trigger Finger Release