Insights & Injuries:

A blog by Dr. Dolf R. Ichtertz, Nebraska Hand & Shoulder Institute

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Candidates for Carpal Tunnel surgery

There has been a little bit of a controversy over the years on who is a candidate for surgery of the carpal tunnel. Neurologists have frequently been misguided into thinking that a nerve conduction study is prognostic - More...

Raynaud’s Syndrome

-Is it related to carpal tunnel syndrome? -Can the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome eliminate Raynaud’s? - More...

Carpal Tunnel Relief for Paraplegics

There is a controversy about how patients treated for carpal tunnel syndrome who depend on being able to operate independently in a wheelchair... - More...

Physicians Responsibility

I have a hard time believing that board-certified doctors can’t clarify issues with patients... - More...

Radiofrequency Lesioning for Tennis Elbow

We reviewed a study on a new method for eliminating elbow pain. - More...

Too Large for a Total Knee Replacement?

We reviewed a study on body mass index and total knee replacement surgery and here's what we learned. - More...

Fingertip Amputation

The benefit of a simple reattachment in patients not candidates for microvascular reimplantation. - More...

Sterile Super Glue

Crushing of one’s fingertip can lead to unsightly deformity of the nail or loss of nail altogether. - More...

Shoulder Diagnoses

Dr. Eric Hegedus reviewed physical exams used in shoulder diagnoses and we can draw some conclusions from his work. - More...

Dog Sledding

You haven't worked hard until you've "worked like a dog." - More...

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