Dr. Steven Beldner, hand surgeon in the Department of Orthopedics at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, talks to Roseanne Colletti about Bono’s arm injury and the typical recovery time for such an injury.
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NEW YORK – It is an ailment that affects many new moms, and not only is it painful, it can actually prevent moms from picking up their babies. It’s been nicknamed "Mommy Thumb", and it is on the rise. But there are things that moms can do to prevent it.
“It would just be really sharp quick pain and it would make me want to drop whatever I was holding,” said Michelle Leo.
Even if she was holding her baby.
Two months after little Mae was born, Michelle felt the pain in her thumbs while lifting her daughter up, first the left side then the right. It’s known as Mommy Thumb or Mommy Wrist.
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Owing to his expertise on wrist fractures, Dr. Polatsch has repeatedly been invited to lecture on distal radius fractures to orthopedic and trauma surgeons at the Annual Trauma Symposium in Florida.