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  • Surgeons find over-the-counter medications control pain after elbow surgery as effectively as opioids

    Children who take only ibuprofen or acetaminophen after routine elbow surgery report similar pain control to patients who take opioids, according to a new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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  • Advice From A Certified Hand Therapist: Thumb Arthritis

    Do you feel aches and pains specifically at the base of your thumb? Do you find that the pain becomes worse when performing certain types of pinching, grasping, or gripping? Have you been experiencing stiffness, weakness, or a loss of motion at the base of the thumb? If any of these describe your symptoms, you may have osteoarthritis of the thumb, also known as basal joint arthritis or thumb arthritis.

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  • Arthritic Hands: What Works (and Doesn't) to Ease the Pain?

    Millions of people who live with the pain and stiffness of arthritis in their hands get steroid or hyaluronic acid injections directly into their finger joints in the hopes of feeling better. Now, a new review shows that even though these injections are widely recommended in treatment guidelines, they don't really work.

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  • Cast Immobilization Comparable to Surgery for Distal Radius Fractures in Elderly

    For older adults, cast immobilization (CI) performs similarly to surgical therapies for distal radius fractures (DRFs) at one year postoperatively, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.

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  • Is your thumb pain de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

    De Quervain's tenosynovitis (pronounced da-KWUHR-vanes teena-sine-ah-VITE-us) is a complicated name for a condition that's been referred to as "mother's thumb," "mommy wrist" and "gamer's thumb"—all associated with repetitive use of the hands and wrist. It is a condition that causes extreme pain in the wrist and thumb area.

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