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Skier’s and Gamekeeper’s Thumb Treatment in Singapore

Gamekeeper'sThumb

Gamekeeper'sThumb

The ulnar collateral ligament is a band of tough, fibrous tissue that connects the bones at the base of the thumb. This ligament prevents the thumb from pointing too far away from the hand.

How is the ulnar collateral ligament injured? Two common descriptive terms for injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament […]

Dupuytren’s Contracture Treatment in Singapore

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a painless thickening and contracture of tissue beneath the skin on the palm of the hand and fingers.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The cause is unknown. Family history of Dupuytren’s contracture makes you more likely to develop this condition. It does not seem to be […]

Ultrastructure

Histologically, the meniscus is a fibrocartilaginous tissue composed primarily of an interlacing network of collagen fibers interposed with cells. The cells of the meniscus are responsible for synthesizing and maintaining the extracellular matrix. There is still some debate as to whether the cells of the meniscus are fibroblasts, chondrocytes, or a mixture of both and […]

Periarticular Ligamentous Tissue: A Biochemical and Physiologic Assessment-Key Points

Key Points

Although tendons and ligaments are composed primarily of fibrillar collagens, they have entirely different functions. Tendons are a conduit, connecting muscle to bone. Ligaments are short bands of fibrous tissue that bind bone to bone. Collagen is the single most abundant animal protein in mammals. Collagen molecules assemble into characteristic fibers responsible for […]