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  • Are Fingers Locking Up Straight Without Pain a Symptom of Trigger Finger?

    Having a finger or thumb lock up in a straight or bent position is a common problem. A locked finger or thumb is the telltale sign of trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis. This occurs when the sheath of tissue that wraps around a tendon (the tissue that connects muscle to bone) becomes inflamed.

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  • UConn Health Minute: Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    Shoulder pain is a common complaint. There are many treatment options to help fix the problem but for some, the pain and lack of motion will require a shoulder replacement.

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  • Causes of Hands and Fingers Locking Up

    Hands locking up can be a symptom of various medical conditions, or occur as a side effect of anxiety. Common causes of hands locking up include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and trigger finger. These conditions can also cause pain, swelling, and difficulty with daily tasks.

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  • An Introduction to Cell Therapy

    Using cellular products as a therapy is not a contemporary concept; literature dates back to the late 19th century, when Charles Édouard Brown-Séquard pioneered organotherapy (using organ extracts as a medical treatment) to suppress human aging. While this failed as an anti-aging therapeutic, it did bring into discussion the use of cells as a therapeutic agent, which has gained vast popularity in the modern day.

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  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair With Internal Brace Using Linked Knotless Suture Anchors

    This article presents an adaptation of the internal brace ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) repair technique using knotless suture anchors, which shows promise for improved postsurgical functionality and a shortened recovery period in patients with UCL injuries.

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  • Rotator Cuff Tears were Significantly More frequent in Recurrent Shoulder Instability Patients with Initial Dislocation After 40 Years than Those Before

    The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the pathologies and clinical outcomes of patients with traumatic anterior shoulder instability who underwent arthroscopic stabilization at 40 years or older between shoulders with initial dislocation before and after 40 years old.

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  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis: Conservative Management and Surgical Treatment

    De Quervain's tenosynovitis (also called de Quervain's disease) is a condition that affects tendons that attach to two muscles of the thumb—extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus.1 This condition typically develops from repetitive use of the thumb for activities such as twisting and pinching, but the cause is not always known.

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  • Deltoid Muscle Anatomy and Function

    The deltoid muscle is the main muscle of the shoulder. A triangle-shaped muscle, it helps move your upper arm and stabilizes the shoulder joint.

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