Splints play a prominent role in the treatment of hand and wrist injuries, whether after surgery or as an exclusive treatment. They are part of the therapeutic arsenal of the hand therapist. Their creation requires the use of suitable materials with optimized immobilization positions to combat stiffening, as well as expertise. In this book, Nicolas […]
Understanding Finger Injuries in Ball Sports: Volleyball
There are numerous technical movements in volleyball. Since all players move around and multitask, they all have great volleyball skills. Prolonged contact with the ball is prohibited in volleyball (only team sport having this characteristic).
Understanding Finger Injuries in Ball Sports: Handball
Some injuries are specific to certain types of sports, such as the jersey finger in rugby. Likewise, 30 % of the collateral ligament injuries of the thumb come from volleyball, whereas basketball, rugby and football represent respectively 19, 19 and 13 %.
Trapeziectomy for trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis
After a minimum five-year follow-up, trapeziectomy achieved high patient satisfaction and pain relief. However, strength seemed to be deteriorating with detrimental consequences, but this did not correlate with trapezial collapse.
Hand reconstructive surgery for musicians
Musicians are prone to hand and wrist injury due to the repetitive stress that they put on a specific group of muscles or tendons.
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