Category : Hand Surgeon

Hand Hand Surgeon Hand Surgery

What to expect at a hand surgery consultation

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Dr. Avery Arora, MD discusses what a hand surgeon may ask you if you are considering surgery and what questions you should ask your hand surgeon.


When you go in for a hand surgery consultation, it is extremely important for the patient to be honest and open with the doctor regarding their health. While the exact questions may differ depending on the type of procedure and the reason for the procedure, the types of questions will generally have a number of similarities.

What types of questions will the doctor ask?

For example, the doctor will want to know if you have any other medical conditions, if you are going through any other medical treatments at the time, and if you have ever had any other surgeries. They want to know if you have any known drug allergies, as well as what medications you may be taking currently. They need to make sure that there is nothing that will interfere with the surgery. In addition to prescription and over the counter drugs, you need to let them know about tobacco use, alcohol and other drugs, as these could have an effect on whether you are a good candidate for surgery or not.

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Hand Hand Surgeon Surgery

How to prepare for surgery

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Hand Hand Surgeon Ski and Snowboard Injury Sports Injury

Q&A on winter sports injuries with Dr. James Monica

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from My Central Jersey

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 1 million Americans are injured and 17,000 people die as a result of slip and fall injuries every year.

These injuries increase significantly during the winter season. In fact, about 450,000 people are treated annually for winter sports-related injuries. What’s more, snowboarding tops the list of accident-related winter activities.

Dr. James Monica, a board certified orthopaedist and member of University Orthopaedic Associates (UOA), knows this firsthand. He deals with winter injuries and treats a substantial number of fractures from sports and accidents.

Read the full story.

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Hand Hand Surgeon Hand Therapy

What is a hand therapist?

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7 Myths About Your Hands

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from Everyday Health

By Glenn D. Cohen, MD, Special to Everyday Health

People all over the world of various cultures, religions, and nationalities use their hands to greet one another, communicate through sign language, hold their babies, do work, and more. Hands are a universal part of our humanity, and the hand is one of the most vital parts of the body. Here’s proof: One-fourth of the motor cortex in the brain is dedicated to controlling muscles in your hands. Yet what I’ve learned as a hand surgeon is that many people don’t know a lot about their hands. Here are some hand misconceptions I’ve encountered over the years.

Myth No. 1: If You Can Move Your Finger, Wrist, or Elbow, It Isn’t Broken

Recently, I treated a tough young defensive end who was sure his finger wasn’t broken because he could move it. He insisted on getting back in the game. “Just because you can move it doesn’t mean it’s not broken,” I told him. Only a doctor, using an X-ray, can make the definitive call.

In high school football, the hand is the most commonly fractured body part, according to a study published in 2012 in The American Journal of Sports Medicine. More than 150,000 football players under age 15 seek treatment for injuries each year, and one out of every seven of those injuries are to the hand, finger, or wrist.

Read the full story at Everyday Health.

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Advice from a doctor on avoiding hand injuries during the holidays

cooking and home concept - close up of male hand cutting tomato on cutting board with sharp knife

from the Sun Sentinel

Longtime West Boca Medical Center and private practice hand surgeon Dr. Michael Joyner sees his share of holiday mishaps – cutting holiday appetizers or prepping dinner with arthritis or using too sharp a knife – and has sage advice on how to ward off hand injuries.

What has arthritis got to do with food preparation?

They don’t have a good hold or grip. A lot of times, they’ll get a cut or laceration. In the hand, it doesn’t bleed so much, but may a hit a nerve. Many times they’ll have a constant numbness or tingling.

Does it get worse?

The longer you wait, the less likely it will be repaired.

What should people do if this happens to them?

I would follow up with a hand surgeon and be evaluated in a timely fashion. That can make a difference in your treatment plan.

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ASSH Hand Hand Surgeon

How to find a good hand surgeon

FAHS screens hotHand surgeons do much more than perform surgery. They can treat you for minor injuries such as a sprained wrist or jammed finger, or give you options for conditions such as carpal tunnel or trigger finger. Even if you’re simply experiencing pain in your hands, visiting a hand surgeon is the best option.

With the new and improved Find a Hand Surgeon tool from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, you can search for a hand surgeon near you from our database of thousands of hand surgeons, all of which are members of our Society. Search by location (city or state or zip code) or search for a specific doctor that you may be familiar with. You can view the results on a Google map to see which surgeons are near you.

Visit www.HandCare.org to use the Find a Hand Surgeon tool and learn about conditions and injuries of the upper extremity.

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Hand Hand Surgeon Hand Transplant

A Surgeon’s Story of a Hand Transplant

Hand surgeon and American Society for Surgery of the Hand member Kodi K. Azari, MD, FACS, tells his story about performing a hand transplant, becoming a hand surgeon, and the importance of the human hand. Listen to the podcast.

Azari story

Learn more about conditions, injuries and procedures of the hand at www.HandCare.org.

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