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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 […]

Ganglion Treatment in Singapore

Ganglion Cysts

About ganglion cysts

Ganglion cysts are fluid-filled sacs. They can occur at any joint in your body, but are most common around the wrist. Ganglion cysts may also appear on the feet.

Ganglion cysts form when the natural lubricating fluid leaks out of a joint or tendon, making a little sac (or cyst).

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 […]

Carpal Fractures and Ligamentous Instabilities

Carpal Fractures

Carpal Fractures

The human wrist joint is a complex arrangement of small bones and ligaments that form a mobile yet stable link from the powerful forearm to the hand. The normally functioning carpus can position the hand precisely relative to the forearm and provides remarkably stable transmission of forces. Motion and stability of […]

Ganglion

WHAT IS GANGLION OF THE WRIST?

A wrist ganglion is a swelling that generally occurs over the back of the hand or wrist. These are benign, fluid-filled capsules. Ganglions are not cancerous. Although they may grow in size, they will not spread to other parts of the body.

SYMPTOMS OF GANGLION OF THE WRIST?

The […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This results in pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm.

HOW IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?

A physical examination help determine […]

Palpation of soft tissue

Place the palpating finger a few centimetres distal to the anterior superior iliac spine and ask the patient to lift and abduct the extended leg.

Two structures can be felt and I or seen, one at each side of the finger, forming an inverted V (the lateral femoral triangle). The sartorius is the medial and […]

Squeezing

Squeezing: 1/-/11

Procedure.

Resist the subject’s attempt to squeeze your finger between index and middle fingers

Anatomical structures tested:

Muscle function:

• interosseus palmaris II • Interosseus dorsalis II.

Squeezing: /II-IV Procedure

Resist the subject’s attempt to squeeze your finger between middle and ring fingers.

Anatomical structures tested:

Muscle function:

• Interosseus dorsalis III […]

Spreading

Spreading: 1/-11/

Procedure.

Resist the subject’s attempt to spread the index and middle fingers.

Anatomical structures tested:

Muscle function:

• Interosseus dorsalis I • Interosseus dorsalis m.

Spreading: II/-IV

Procedure.

Resist the subject’s attempt to spread the middle and ring fingers.

Anatomical structures tested:

Muscle function:

• Interosseus dorsalis 11 • Interosseus dorsalis lV.

Spreading: […]

Intrinsic muscles of the hand

Remark

When the intrinsic muscles of the hand are affected,it is usually a lesion in the dorsal interossei. These muscles mainly abduct the fingers away from the middle finger.There are four dorsal interossei and three palmar ones. The latter adduct the fingers towards the middle finger. These muscles can be tested by spreading the fingers […]