Compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, frequently referred to as the “funny bone.” This condition is usually diagnosed with nerve conduction studies and may require transposition (moving) the nerve out of its tight tunnel and into a protective soft tissue environment.
If you have arthritis symptoms such as pain, stiffness, or swelling in or around one or more of your joints, visit your nearest OrthoNOW Center for a $99 evaluation. Clinician will usually diagnose pain by using the patient’s medical history, physical examination and X-rays. It is possible to have more than one form of arthritis Read More »
How do elbow fractures happen? Elbow fractures may result from falling onto an outstretched arm, a direct impact to the elbow, or a twisting injury. Sprains, strains, or dislocations may occur at the same time as a fracture. What are the signs and symptoms? Pain, swelling, bruising, and stiffness in and around the elbow suggest Read More »
Electromyography (EMG) results can reveal muscle and nerve dysfunction. It uses electrodes to translate motor neuron signals into graphs interpreted by a medical specialist. A physician can order and EMG for patients with symptoms of nerve or muscle disorders. Symptoms can be serious pain with limbs or muscles. EMG results can diagnose whether a patient Read More »
Extensor tendons are just under the skin, directly on the bone, on the back of the hands and fingers. Because of their location, even a minor cut can easily injure them. Jamming a finger may cause these thin tendons to rip apart from their attachment to the bone. After this type of injury, you may Read More »
People with FAI usually have pain in the groin area, although the pain sometimes may be more toward the outside of the hip. Sharp stabbing pain may occur with turning, twisting, and squatting, but sometimes, it is just a dull ache.
Fingertip injuries are one of the more common injuries in the hand. The fingertips are exposed in many of our activities. They can be crushed, such as by a closing door, a hammer, or a heavy object dropped onto the finger. They can be cut with a knife or power tool, such as a saw, Read More »
The muscles that bend (flex) the fingers are called flexor muscles. These flexor muscles move the fingers through cord-like extensions called tendons, which connect the muscles to bone. The flexor muscles start at the elbow and forearm regions, turn into tendons just past the middle of the forearm, and attach to the bones of the Read More »
A surgical technique where a joint is rendered stiff in order to eliminate pain and restore stability. Certain joints, such as the distal interphalangeal and wrist, are best suited for arthrodesis, whereas others are indicated for arthroplasty (replacement) such as elbow and shoulder.