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  • Stiff Hands in the Morning: Non-Arthritic and Arthritic Causes

    Waking up with stiff hands is a relatively common problem with a variety of potential causes. Arthritis, tendon changes, and even nerve compression may be to blame for this annoying and potentially disabling concern.

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  • Dislocated Elbow Injury: When Can You Get Back to Normal?

    A dislocated elbow occurs when the elbow bones no longer connect. It is a common injury in adults and children and often happens in tandem with bone fractures (breaks) and additional nerve and tissue damage. Falling onto an outstretched hand is the most common cause of this type of injury.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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