• Outstanding care
    for all hand, wrist & elbow conditions
  • Outstanding care
    for all hand, wrist & elbow conditions
  • Outstanding care
    for all hand, wrist & elbow conditions
  • Outstanding care
    for all hand, wrist & elbow conditions

Blogs

Prominent Hand Surgeon, Dr. Daniel Polatsch, discusses the Lifetime Risk of Developing Hand Arthritis.

Source: U.S. News If you have stiff, aching fingers and hands, you’re not alone — a new study reports that 40 percent of people will be affected by the pain of arthritis in at least one hand. Prominent Hand Surgeon, Dr. Daniel Polatsch, discusses the Lifetime Risk of Developing Hand Arthritis. Read More

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Anatomic Variation in Volar Tilt of the Scaphoid and Lunate Facet of the Distal Radius

Source: PubMed The aim of distal radial fracture treatment is to achieve optimal function through the restoration of normal anatomy, including volar tilt. The accuracy of assessing volar tilt on standard lateral radiographs compared with anatomic tilt lateral (ATL) radiographs is uncertain. This study aimed to investigate the anatomy of the articular surface of the […]

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New research on the muscles of elite athletes: When quality is better than quantity

Source: Science daily Endurance sports such as soccer and cross-country skiing lead to significant changes in the quality of the “cellular powerhouses” in the athletes’ muscles, shows new research. Read More

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How you should be holding your smartphone, according to an orthopedic surgeon

WATCH | A wrist and hand doctor explains the health risks that come with holding a smartphone the wrong way Here’s a wakeup call for those of you poking your thumbs into your smartphones some thousands of times a day: You could be doing serious damage to your hands and wrists! That’s because, according to specialists […]

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Dr. Polatsch discusses hand and wrist injuries in professional gamers.

In traditional sports like football or soccer, injuries are a common and expected thing. In professional video games however, people who are not informed on the subject might not expect gamers to get injured. Staying fit in the real world is a still a key part of remaining a champion, even in eSports. Proper conditioning […]

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