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

Posts by handsurg

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

Keep your hands safe this gardening season

April showers bring May flowers and for many of us that means getting to work in our gardens. While a day spent in the garden can be a relaxing activity it is important to take proper precautions to help prevent potential and often serious hand injuries. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand report […]

Skier’s Thumb

Although the ski season has gotten off to a slow start it is inevitable that the snow packed mountains will soon be occupied by delighted winter enthusiasts. Both the avid and novice skiers alike are susceptible to a variety of injuries. One common injury associated with a fall on an outstretched hand is an injury […]

Wrist Fractures and Treatment

Wrist Fractures As we begin to undeck the halls and unwrap the gifts maybe you or someone you know was the recipient of the “hot” Christmas gift this year, a hover board.   While these devices have stirred some controversy there is no denying that they bring lots of fun, excitement, and not to mention an […]

HANDling the Holidays

It’s that time of year, we are making our lists and checking them twice. Our gift to you is some “handy” advice. The busyness of the holidays can stress not only our budgets but often our hands as well. “Tis the season for wrapping, baking, shopping and decorating. Many of these activities are repetitive and […]