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Small Joint Denervation

In years gone by, joint fusion- bonding bones together to eliminate painful motion- was the only way to treat advanced arthritis.  In the late 1960s, joint replacement as we know it today became a reasonable option.  Based on extensive anatomic research, denervation, or removal of nerves going to the responsible…

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Carpal Tunnel Release Outcome in Worker’s Compensation Patients

Jung, et al., in Hand 2018, Vol. 13, pages 137-142, published a meta-analysis (comparison of data in the literature) on private, i.e. non-work-related, and worker’s compensation-treated patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.  They found that worker’s compensation patients took almost five weeks longer to return to work and were 16% less…

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The Negative Effect of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on Sleep Quality

Not much has been written specifically about evaluating sleep in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome but it is clearly a big problem.  It seems like about 7 out of 10 people seek treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome specifically because pain or numbness in their hands is keeping them awake at…

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