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18 06, 2020

Thumb Arthritis. Causes, Symptoms and Treatment.

June 18th, 2020|

Thumb Arthritis. Everything you need to know Within the carpal joints in the wrist, is worth mentioning the Arthritis of the base joint of the thumb. It consist of a degenerative process this level, and more specifically between the base of the first metacarpal bone and the Trapezium bone of the wrist. The repetitive use of this joint take its toll, starting with damage at the articular cartilage and continuing with other structures as bone, ligaments or muscles. The articular cartilage is the structure that allows a proper glide of the bones. This will contribute to a perfecto joint function in our daily living activities. Over the years, possibly favoured by an imbalance of muscles forces, joint stability start to fail and may produce pain and degeneration. A Joint Control Failure? Let's clarify [...]

2 06, 2020

Keys of Dupuytren Disease. Anatomy and Treatment

June 2nd, 2020|

Did you Know ReHand? Dupuytren Disease, What should I know? According to ASSH (American Society for Surgery of the Hand) Dupuytren Disease consist of an abnormal thickening of the tissue just under the skin, affecting to the palm and fingers. Progressively, nodules and cords appear in that location, limiting fingers motion and blocking into flexion. That is known as "Dupuytren Contracture". American Society for Surgery of the Hand A perfect knowledge of palmar structures of the hand will determine the proper management of that disease. Anatomy of Palmar Hand. Key of Dupuytren Management. We consider important to start with a brief review of the Palmar Fascia. From Proximal to distal we have: Palmar Aponeurosis: it originates at the wrist close to Palmaris Longus tendon. It diverges from the wrist into: Pretendinous Bands, longitudinal [...]