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Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine

Buttonhole Deformity

What Is Buttonhole Deformity?Buttonhole deformity is a condition caused by damage to the tendons of the finger. It is painful and makes using the hand difficult, and if it goes untreated it can cause permanent damage. However, it is usually…
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Broken finger: treatment, recovery and more.

Overview The phalanges are the bones in the finger. Every finger has three phalanges, but the thumb has two phalanges. A finger is broken if at least one of these bones break. Any phalange can be broken. The knuckles can…
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Metacarpal Fracture

The metacarpal is the name given to any of five bones in the hand. For athletes, a common hand injury is a metacarpal fracture or broken hand. Hand injuries occur for various reasons. Common Causes of Hand Fractures in AthletesOne…
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Arthritis or Carpal Tunnel?

Though they are both common, painful afflictions, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis are quite different diseases. Arthritis results from a breakdown of cartilage, while the discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome comes about because of a pinched nerve. Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCarpal…
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