Wrist articles

Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist and Hand

Ganglion cysts tend to be the most common of all lumps or masses in the hand. Since they aren't cancerous, they tend to be harmless in the majority of cases. They can occur in any number of locations, but they often develop on the back part...

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Ganglion Cyst

Ganglion cysts are a noncancerous lump that tends to develop along the joints or the tendons within the hands and the wrists. They can also occur in the feet and the ankles. They are generally a round or oval shape and consist of a...

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Hand Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis tends to be one of the most common forms of arthritis.  It affects millions of individuals from around the world.  Often known as wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis tends to occur when the protective cartilage along...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

An individual suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome has numbness in the hand and wrist pain. Symptoms are attributed to an irritated, inflamed or compressed median nerve, where it travels along the wrist. The carpal tunnel is formed from...

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Flexor Tendon Injuries

Deep cuts on the palm side of your hand, fingers, forearm and wrist can cause extensive damage to the flexor tendons, which are those tissues that help to control movement within the hand.  Injuries to the flexor tendon might make it...

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Distal Radius Fracture

In the forearm, the radius is the larger of the two bones. The distal end is located at the end of the wrist. Fractures of the distal radius happen when the end of the radius bone breaks. It is sometimes simply called a broken wrist. These...

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Carpal Bone Fracture

An individual with a wrist fracture is someone who has broken one of the 10 different bones making up the wrist joint. With 10 different bones in the wrist: eight carpal bones and two forearm bones, wrist fractures tend to be one of the...

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