Denervation as a Means of Solving Base of Thumb Arthritis

November 5, 2018

Patients who are intolerant of or do not respond to NSAID for the treatment of basilar thumb arthritis suffer pain and weakness of pinch, thus loss of function.  Reconstruction of the basilar thumb joint ties up the hand for about a month and then it takes awhile to get all…

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The Negative Effect of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on Sleep Quality

October 23, 2018

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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Anterior Shoulder Pain - Why All the Attention to the Biceps Tendon?

October 18, 2018

The majority of pain complaints about the shoulder relate to a person feeling pain in the front and sometimes towards the front and side of the shoulder.¬† This is true whether the problem is from a torn rotator cuff tendon, bursitis, tendinitis or rupture of the biceps tendon, or advanced…

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Prevention of Opioid Addiction

October 11, 2018

For the past 35 years I have worked assiduously to avoid causing opioid dependency, i.e. addiction, in my patients. I am proud of the track record that I have set by carefully planning necessary surgery to minimize pain by using tiny incisions whenever possible using the best, most modern techniques;…

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