Diagnoses

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The Diagnoses category provides Diagnostic, evaluation, treatment, splinting and symptom information about a variety of diagnoses. If you want more information on a particular diagnosis, you are in the right place.

Sesamoid Bones: What are they and what do they do?

March 7, 2020

By Brittany Carrie A Student’s Perspective During the first few weeks of my rotation, I was exposed to many new and exciting things that I had not been exposed to in the classroom setting. I…

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A Better Test for De Quervain’s

November 10, 2019

J. F. Goubau, L. Goubau, A. Van Tongel, P. Van Hoonacker, D. Kerckhove, B. Berghs (2013).The wrist hyperflexion and abduction of the thumb (WHAT) test: a more specific and sensitive test to diagnose de Quervain…

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Thumbs up for treating thumb pain in the hand therapy clinic

August 18, 2019

Written by Tiffany Holstege What do “Mommy’s thumb,” “gamer’s thumb,” and “radial styloid tenosynovitis” have in common? They are all officially called de Quervain’s tenosynovitis  De Quervain’s involves the tendons within the first dorsal compartment,…

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THE SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY OF ULTRASOUND FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: A META-ANALYSIS

July 21, 2019

Fowler, J. R., Gaughan J. P., & Ilyas, A.M. (2011).  The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: A meta-analysis.  Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, 469(4), 1089-1094. The Skinny –The…

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Trigger Finger… Quick and Dirty!

February 25, 2019

This is for you… Hand Therapists! Stenosing tenosynovitis, otherwise known as trigger finger, is a common condition affecting children and adults of all ages. Fast Facts Trigger finger usually occurs at the A1 pulley It…

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