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Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injuries

Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injuries of the wrist affect the ulnar (little finger) side of the wrist.

Adult Wrist Fractures

Fractures of the wrist are common injuries. When you fall, it is only natural to put your hand out to break the fall and prevent more serious injuries to your face and body. The forces that go through your wrist when you fall on your outstretched hand are many times the weight of the body. Conditions that make a fall more likely, such as icy, wet, or uneven surfaces can increase the risk of a wrist fracture.

Intersection Syndrome

Intersection syndrome is a painful condition of the forearm and wrist. It can affect people who do repeated wrist actions, such as weight lifters, downhill skiers, and canoeists. Heavy raking or shoveling can also cause intersection syndrome.

Hand Injuries Affect Professional Football Careers

According to studies from the 1970s, every year in North America, there are between 600,000 and 1.2 million injuries in high school and college football. About 30 percent of these injuries affect the hands or arm of the player. Unfortunately, there have been no large studies done since the 1970s, so the current number of injuries was unknown. Because professional football players have better access to training facilities, are more experienced, and are stronger and faster, it would make sense tha...

Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist

Doctors commonly diagnose a sprained wrist after a patient falls on an outstretched hand. However, if pain and swelling don't go away, doctors become suspicious that the injury is actually more serious. A fall on an outstretched hand commonly breaks the scaphoid bone of the wrist. X-rays taken at the time of the injury may not clearly show the fracture. If the fracture is not recognized early, it may not heal properly. This can lead to problems later.

Osteoarthritis of the Wrist Joint

Degeneration in a joint means the joint surfaces are starting to break down over time. The term degenerative arthritis is used by doctors to describe a condition where a joint wears out, usually over a period of many years. Some medical professionals call the condition osteoarthritis. Others use the term degenerative arthrosis. They prefer arthrosis because the term arthritis means inflammation. Degeneration by itself doesn't always cause inflammation in the tissues of the joint. Still, these te...

Ligament Injuries of the Wrist

Wrist injuries are common. If a wrist injury causes significant damage to the ligaments, it can result in serious problems in the wrist. Such an injury typically continues to cause problems unless corrected.

de Quervain's Tenosynovitis

The condition called de Quervain's tenosynovitis causes pain on the inside of the wrist and forearm just above the thumb. It is a common problem affecting the wrist and is usually easy to diagnose.
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