Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)

Mallet finger is an injury to the thin tendon that straightens the end joint of a finger or thumb. Although it is also known as “baseball finger,” this injury can happen to anyone when an unyielding object (like a ball) strikes the tip of a finger or thumb and forces it to bend further than it is intended to go. …

Repetitive Stress Injury

What is Repetitive stress injury? It is a potentially debilitating condition which results from overuse of hands for tasks such as typing, using a computer or a smart phone.  This condition occurs because of repeated and excessive use of hands and fingers on either a computer or a smart phone.  Such repetitive movements minute after minute day after day causes …

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Why does it occur? We never find out the cause in the majority of patients. However there are a number of medical conditions that predispose to Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. These include pregnancy, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis and wrist injuries. It is important to note that if you have one of these conditions it does not mean that you will definitely …

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Dr. Kumar K K Hand, Shoulder and Micro-Vascular Specialist   Who gets it? It can occur in any patient but is more common in females over the age of 50 years. Cause – In the majority of patients, the cause is still unknown. However there are a number of medical conditions that predispose patients to Carpal Tunnel syndrome. These …

Scaphoid Fractures

By Dr. Kumar K K Hand, Shoulder and Micro-Vascular Specialist Who does it affect? Approximately 80% of scaphoid fractures occur in males, with the highest incidence occurring between the ages of 20 and 30 years. How does it occur? Patients falling onto an outstretched wrist can apply direct trauma to the wrist. If this trauma is of such a force …