Wrist and Hand Injury Guides

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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

What is repetitive strain injury? Repetitive strain injury (RSI) relates to the overuse of muscles and tendons in the body, particularly the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and neck. There are...

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Sprained thumb (Skier’s Thumb)

What is a sprained thumb? Often referred to as skier’s thumb, due to its prevalence in the skiing community, a sprained thumb is characterised by damage to the ulnar collateral ligament at the...

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Mallet Finger

What is mallet finger? Mallet finger, otherwise known as baseball finger, is a common athletic injury. The injury occurs when the outermost joint of the finger sustains impact or jams; the tendon on...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is carpal tunnel syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a pathway in the wrist, comprising the eight carpal bones and the connecting ligament. The median nerve and the tendons, which connect the...

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Broken Wrist

What is a broken wrist? A broken or fractured wrist can take three forms: colles fracture, scaphoid fracture and capitate fracture: Colles fracture refers to a break in the larger of the two...

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