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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 […]

A Patient’s Guide to Hallux Rigidus

Introduction

Hallux rigidus is a degenerative type of arthritis that affects the large joint at the base of the big toe. Degenerative arthritis results from wear and tear on the joint surface over time. The condition may follow an injury to the joint or, in some cases, may arise without a well-defined injury.

This guide […]

A Patient’s Guide to Claw Toes and Hammertoes

Introduction

Claw toe and hammertoe conditions are fairly common in cultures that wear shoes. In most cases, these problems can be traced directly to ill-fitting shoes.

This guide will help you understand

how claw toe and hammertoe conditions develop how the conditions cause problems what treatment options are available

Anatomy

What part of the toe […]