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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 […]

Forearm Fractures in Singapore

forearm fracture

Orthopaedic surgeons refer to fractures of the forearm as those fractures that occur in the middle section (shaft) of the forearm bones. Fractures that involve the upper end of the forearm are discussed under elbow fractures. Fractures that involve the lower end are discussed under wrist fractures. The forearm has a complex anatomy to serve […]

Anterior drawer test

Positioning.

The subject lies in the supine position with the knee flexed to a right angle, and the heel resting on the couch. The examiner sits on the foot of the subject. One hand is on the anterior aspect of the knee: apex patellae in the palm of the hand, thenar and hypothenar making contact […]

Lateral Radial Ligament Injuries

The lateral radial ligament of the MCP joint of the thumb (the side ligament away from the palm) is less commonly injured. The mechanism of injury is usually a forceful rotation of a bent MCP joint. Injuries to this ligament are treated in a similar fashion to those of the ulnar ligament. The conservative regimen […]

Dislocation of MCP joint

Dislocation of the MCP joint is a rare injury. When it does occur the border digits (the index and little fingers) are most commonly affected. Dorsal dislocation of the MCP joint occurs following forced hyperextension (bending backwards) of the fingers. The volar (palm) plate is ruptured and the head of the metacarpal can sometimes be […]

MCP Joint Injuries

Collateral ligament injuries

Collateral ligament injuries are occasionally seen in the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints (the joint between the palm of the hand and the fingers). The mechanism of injury is side-to-side force placed on a bent MCP joint.

Symptoms and diagnosis

– Pain and distinct tenderness occur in the injured area at the side of […]

PIP Joint Injuries

The proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint (of the two finger joints, this is the joint nearest to the palm) is the most commonly injured joint in the hand. Loss of motion is common following injury to the joint and may even be seen in uninjured joints that have been immobilized for other reasons. Any fixed deformity […]

Hand Injuries

The hand is one of the most common sites of injury during athletic competition. The palm consists of five metacarpal bones, one for each digit. The metacarpals in the middle of the hand have very little motion and provide a stable palm, while the little finger and especially the thumb have significantly more motion to […]

De Quervain’s disease

Inflammation of the sheath of the short extensor tendon (extensor pollicis brevis) and long abductor tendon (abductor pollicis longus) to the thumb can occur. This is most commonly caused by repetitive thumb and wrist movements.

Symptoms and diagnosis

– Pain and tenderness are located at the base of the thumb where the tendons cross the […]

Flexor Tendon Laceration

Basics Description Flexor tendon laceration may require emergency surgical repair, depending on: Location of the laceration Hand dominance Age and occupation of the patient Lacerations located between the distal transverse palmar crease and the PIP joint flexor crease represent an area of increased risk from scarring or adhesions and poor functional outcome resulting from […]