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Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist

Jul 8, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist

Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist

What is Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist?

A scaphoid fracture is a break in a small bone on the thumb side of your wrist. Your scaphoid bone is the most fragile ones to be broken. It is important to find out if you have a scaphoid fracture because scaphoid fractures need treatment to heal well. Without proper treatment, healing can be slow and difficult because parts of the scaphoid bone do not have a good blood supply.


Symptoms of Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist

  • Pain or swelling on the thumb side of your wrist
  • A hard time grabbing or gripping things or moving and twisting your wrist or thumb
  • Bruises around your wrist

 


Causes of Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist

  • Wrist is severely twisted or hitted

 


Treatment for Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist

  • Arm splint
  • Surgical Treatment

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Jun 18, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is inflammation of tendons on the side of the wrist at the base of the thumb. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis can be brought on by simple strain injury to the extensor pollicus longus tendon.


Symptoms of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

  • Pain and tenderness at the side of the wrist
  • Swelling and redness

    Causes of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

  • Overuse Injury
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scar tissue from an injury area

  • Treatment for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

  • Thumb-spica splint
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medicine or Injection
  • Physio-Therapy
  • Sugerical Treatment

  • Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011 , the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

Jun 10, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

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What is Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury?

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury sometime also known as Gamekeeper’s Thumb, is when there is force that pull the thumb away from the hand which causes damage to the thumb’s liganment. Thus making the thumb very unstable, if one of the liganment got pulled away from the thumb and folds backwards, it will not heal in the correct position.


Symptoms of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

  • Pain and swollen
  • Weakness of the thumb when pinching or gasping
  • Bump at the edge of the thumb

 


Causes of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

A strong force that forces your thumb to pull away from the thumb


Treatment for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

  • Thumb Spica Cast
  • Surgical Treatment

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6471 2691, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

Trigger Finger

Jun 10, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger

What is Trigger Finger?

Trigger Finger is a common problem that causes pain and snapping of the tendons in the fingers. The problem that occurs in a patient who has trigger finger is due to the tendons of the fingers.


Symptoms of Trigger Finger

  • Stiff finger
  • Swelling
  • Clicking sound when you move your finger

 


Causes of Trigger Finger

  • Narrowing of the sheath that surrounds the tendon
  • Repetitive gripping actions
  • Repetitive usage of the fingers

 


Treatment for Trigger Finger

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Jun 10, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

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What is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy sometime also known as Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition of intense burning pain, stiffness, swelling, and discoloration that most often affects the hands.

2 Type of CRPS:

  • Occurs after an illness or injury that did not directly damage a nerve in the affected area
  • A distinct nerve injury

 


Symptoms of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Stage 1: Acute
Three to six month of burning, flushing, blanching, sweating, swelling, pain, and tenderness. This stage can show early x- ray changes of patchy bone thinning.

Stage 2: Dystrophic
Three to Six month of skin changes of shiny, thickened skin and contracture with persistent pain, but diminished swelling and flushing

Stage 3: Atrophic:
Loss of motion and function of the involved hand or foot with contracture (flexed scarring process), thinning of the fatty layers under the skin. X-ray can show significant osteoporosis.


Causes of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

  • Irritation and Abnormal Excitation of Nervous Tissue
  • Tramua
  • Heart Disease
  • Degenerative Arthritis of the Neck
  • Stroke
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 


Treatment for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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