osteoarthritis in the hand

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the “wear and tear” form of arthritis we all suffer from as we age. The saddle joint at the thumb base is the most common site of OA, a condition known as basal joint OA or OA of the first carpometacarpal joint. The condition is more common in women, but it is […]

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man holding his wrist

If you’ve been dealing with numbness in your hand that wakes you up during the night, you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), a disorder commonly affecting people over 40. While CTS can be painful and worsen over time, you can manage symptoms with several treatment options. In this article, we will examine the basics […]

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doctor bandaging patient's hand

Many workplace injuries can be prevented by familiarizing both employers and employees with the most common injuries that occur in certain lines of work, as well as how to possibly prevent them from happening. Most, if not all, jobs require the use of the hands to perform work duties, therefore, upper extremity injuries are some […]

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woman talking to doctor about shoulder pain

Do you have shoulder pain that interferes with your ability to sleep through the night? Do you have pain in the shoulder and upper arm that makes it hard for you to reach overhead? Does it hurt to rotate your hand and arm to your back when reaching for your wallet or tucking in your […]

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man holding wrist with opposite hand

What is Wrist Arthritis and How is it Treated? Wrist pain caused by arthritis is a common reason patients seek the care of a hand surgeon. While many patients have heard quite a bit about hip and knee arthritis, and may have friends and family who have had a hip or knee joint replacement, wrist […]

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Maharsh Patel, MD

What are the Different Presentations of Trigger Finger? Hello, I’m Dr. Maharsh Patel, one of the hand and upper extremity specialists at OrthoGeorgia on Northside Drive. Today I’ll be talking about a common topic that hand surgeons deal with known as trigger finger. So with trigger finger, there can be up to four different types […]

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Baseball Pitcher

There are several pathologies other than ulnar collateral ligament tear the elbow surgeon sees in throwing athletes Baseball is America’s pastime with a strong tradition in Georgia. However, no other sport places the athlete’s elbow at more risk. This has been magnified as athletes specialize earlier, throw harder, play year-round, and in general, “put more […]

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Hand Issues

The saddle joint at the thumb base is a common site of OA in the hand. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the “wear and tear” form of arthritis that we all suffer with age. The saddle joint at the thumb base is a common site of OA in the hand. The condition is known as basal joint […]

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