Overview for Wrist

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: You’ve Heard of It, but What is It?

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, orthopedic surgeons perform about 260,000 surgeries each year to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Almost half of carpal tunnel syndrome cases develop as a result of work-related activities. You’re probably familiar with the name carpal tunnel syndrome, but unless you or a close friend, relative, or coworker has developed this condition you may not know much about it.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Thursday June 2, 2016
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Getting a Hand on Wrist Pain

Whether you’ve noticed it developing slowly or experience an injury or trauma that causes it suddenly, if you’re experiencing wrist pain you’re probably finding it difficult to carry on with your daily routine. Comprised of just eight bones, or carpals, the wrist supports a tube called the carpal tunnel that houses tendons and nerves, and is covered by a supporting ligament. This configuration that we simply call the wrist is essential to our ability to function.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Thursday March 24, 2016
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