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WHAT IS DE QUERVAINS TENOSYNOVITIS AND HOW DOES IT HAPPEN?

De Quervains tenosynovitis is a condition that affects two tendons that run from the back of the thumb down the side of the wrist. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is the name given to the condition that occurs when these tendons are swollen and irritated. Swelling of the tendons, and the tendon sheath (a tunnel-like structure that the tendons travel through at the wrist), can cause pain and tenderness along the thumb side of the wrist. Risk Factors De Quervain’s tenosynovitis: •...

JOINT DISLOCATION

What is It? Joint dislocation is an injury where a joint is forced out of normal position. It is usually obvious if a finger has been dislocated as the finger will appear crooked, swollen and will be very painful. The finger may be bent at a strange angle and often it is not possible to bend or straighten the finger. What is it caused by? Dislocations can occur in contact sports, such as football and hockey. Those who play ball...

MALLET FINGER

What is It? A mallet finger injury occurs when a finger extensor tendon is ruptured near the fingertip (see figure 1). Because the tendon is no longer attached to the bone, the finger droops, and is unable to be straightened voluntarily. What is it caused by? The most common cause of a mallet finger is when the tip of a finger is forcibly flexed or hit against a solid object (e.g. hit by a ball). Less often, the cause is...