Elbow Ligament Injuries or MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) injuries occur frequently in athletes who throw. The MCL happens to be a vital stabilizer, particularly during an overhead throwing motion.
Although the tendon problem of Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow can be caused by an injury, they are frequently due to overuse of tendons that leads to tendon breakdown, over time. Known as “tendinosis”.
Wrist Pain Diagnose and Treat Wrist Houston TX Dr. Jeffrey E. Budoff M.D. 713-800-1120 6560 Fannin, Suite 1016 Houston, Texas 77030
Wrist pain can be caused by many disorders: tendon entrapment, tendon degeneration, occult ganglion cysts (that are too small to be seen, but still press on nerves or other sensitive structures), fractures, ligament injuries, Triangular Fibrocartilage injuries, Kienbock’s Disease and arthritis.
DeQuervain’s Tendinitis Surgical Release Reconstruction Wrist Surgeon Houston TX Dr. Jeffrey E. Budoff M.D. 713-800-1120 6560 Fannin, Suite 1016 Houston, Texas
DeQuervain’s Tendinitis is due to a space problem, similar to carpal tunnel syndrome. However, instead of a nerve getting compressed (as in carpal tunnel syndrome), with DeQuervain’s Tendinitis it’s the thumb and wrist tendons that get compressed.
Kienbock's Disease Lunate Collapse Diagnose X-Ray MRI Surgery Houston TX Dr. Jeffrey E. Budoff M.D. 713-800-1120 6560 Fannin, Suite 1016 Houston, Texas 77030
The lunate is the key central load-bearing bone in the wrist, but its blood supply is limited. Sometimes the lunate can spontaneously suffer disruption of this blood supply without any trauma or fracture. When the lunate’s blood supply is disrupted the bone dies. This is similar to a ‘heart attack’ of the lunate bone and is called Kienbock’s Disease.
DeQuervain’s Tendinitis is caused by a space problem and is quite similar to the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This tendinitis results in excruciating pain on the thumb side or radial of the wrist. Occurring just above the thumb, the pain usually gets worse with gripping and lifting. The wrist and thumb tendons that travel through tight…
Tendon overuse is caused by frequent lifting with the thumb pointed upwards. Such overuse leads to swelling and consequently to DeQuervain’s Tendinitis.
Shoulder instability or Traumatic Shoulder Instability implies that the shoulder has turned unstable after a dislocation resulting from a significant injury. Shoulders generally dislocate right out the front during a fall or when the arm is raised up over the head. A shoulder, which is the most mobile and flexible joint in the human body,…
A stretched shoulder ligament or a dislocated shoulder causes shoulder instability that leads to shoulder pain, dysfunction, and weakness.
Tennis Elbow Golf Elbow Surgery Orthopedic Arthroscopic Surgeon Houston TX Dr. Jeffrey E. Budoff M.D. 713-800-1120 6560 Fannin, Suite 1016 Houston, Texas 77030
Tendon problems about the elbow are very common. They occur most commonly on the outside of the elbow, but may occur on the inside, and occasionally even on the back of the elbow. When tendon problems occur on the outside of the elbow it’s called “Tennis Elbow. When tendon problems occur on the inside of the elbow it’s called “Golfers Elbow”.
Biceps Tendon Disorders at the Shoulder Diagnose Treat Repair Surgery Houston TX Dr. Jeffrey E. Budoff M.D. 713-800-1120 6560 Fannin, Suite 1016 Houston, Texas
The Biceps Tendon has two “heads”, or origins, that contribute to it: the Long Head and the Short Head. The Long Head goes through the shoulder, where it frequently degenerates from overuse and becomes painful.
Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Instability, Subluxation & Dislocation Houston TX Dr. Jeffrey E. Budoff M.D. 713-800-1120 6560 Fannin, Suite 1016 Houston, Texas
The Acromio-Clavicular (AC) Joint is the small joint on top of the shoulder where the clavicle inserts. If the AC joint is hit head-on, such as when falling off a bike or tackling somebody without shoulder pads, the clavicle can dislocate from the AC joint, spring upwards and become prominent / noticeably ‘out of joint’.
Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) Elbow Surgery Houston TX Dr. Jeffrey E. Budoff M.D. 713-800-1120 6560 Fannin, Suite 1016 Houston, Texas 77030
Repetitive compression of the outside of the elbow can injure the bone in this area, interrupt its blood supply, and cause part of the bone supporting the outside of the elbow (the capitellum) to die. This is analogous to a ‘heart attack’ of bone, and is called Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD).
Flexor Carpi Radialis (FCR) Tendinitis Pain when Flexing the Wrist Typing Houston TX Dr. Jeffrey E. Budoff M.D. 713-800-1120 6560 Fannin, Suite 1016 Houston,
As opposed to the Flexor Carpi Radialis (FCR) tendon, which runs in a sheath and can get ‘pinched’ inside of it, the FCU tendon has no sheath. The initial treatment of FCU Tendinosis is non-operative, and includes a steroid injection and physical therapy to strengthen the forearm muscles.
Mucous Cysts are a common cause of finger masses, especially over the tiny finger joint that is closest to the tip. These cysts are a kind of ganglion cyst which generally arises due to an underlying arthritis of that particular joint.
Tender masses which appear in the palm near the base of a finger are probably the retinacular cysts.
AC Joint Arthritis or Acromioclavicular Joint Arthritis results in pain at the shoulder top. This type of arthritis usually occurs in weight-lifters and laborers. However, it is common among others as well. It must be understood that AC Joint Arthritis is common on MRIs and X-rays. Almost 90% of people above the age of 30…
The most effective way of determining whether AC Joint Arthritis is the true source of a shoulder pain is by a diagnostic injection and physical examination conducted by a Shoulder or Upper Extremity Surgeon.
Fractures of the big bone of the wrist are known as Distal Radius Fractures. These are the most frequently seen fractures that affect the human body. These fractures can be of various patterns and types that need different treatments. Qualifying as the most painful fracture in the arm, distal radius fractures need proper care. If…
If such a fracture heals in an improper position, it often results in arthritis, loss of function, stiffness, and wrist pain. The wrist, being an important foundation of the arm, needs to heal in proper position.
Dupytren’s Contracture happens to be a genetic disorder. It occurs mostly in people with Viking or Scandinavian lineage. In this disorder, the fingers cannot be fully extended as the fascia of the hand contracts. The fascia, in the hand, is made up of linear and tough structures that lie above the tendons moving the fingers,…
Dupytren’s Contracture usually begins as a seemingly tender nodule in the hand. This nodule, over time, grows and turns into a “rope-like” cord that drags the digit closed.
The carpal tunnel happens to be the space beneath the base of the palm through which the median nerve runs. The carpal tunnel syndrome takes place when the median nerve gets compressed within the carpal tunnel. Anything that consumes too much of space in the carpal tunnel can damage and compress the…
The carpal tunnel syndrome, purely and simply, is a space problem. Too many stuff occupy too little space. The commonest thing that consumes too much space is the tendon lining or tenosynovium, when it gets swollen up.
The largest rotator cuff muscle is known as the Subscapularis. This muscle has a tendon attachment that is separate from the other rotator cuffs.
Subscapularis Tears are tendon tears that result in significant weakness, pain, and often total impairment of shoulder elevation. Subscapularis Tears are often part of large rotator cuff tears. Being a vital stabilizer of the biceps tendon, the Subscapularis when torn almost always results in subluxation of biceps tendon.
Ganglion Cysts Surgical Removal Board Certified Wrist Surgeon Houston TX Dr. Jeffrey E. Budoff M.D. 713-800-1120 6560 Fannin, Suite 1016 Houston, Texas 77030
Ganglion cysts are the most common cause of a bump or mass about the wrist. Ganglion cysts are simply herniations of fluid that come from the underlying wrist joint. The herniation is caused by a weakness in the wrist’s capsule, the “balloon” of ligaments surrounding the joint.
A PIP or Proximal Interphalangeal Joint is the middle joint of a finger. This joint can be pretty unforgiving, becoming extremely stiff, when injured. There are varying degrees of Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Joint Injuries.
If a joint bears a fracture that is significant, the injury can essentially turn irreparable within just 3 weeks.
A compression injury to the radial nerve is a condition known as the Radial Tunnel Syndrome. The radial nerve runs by the muscles and bones of the elbow and forearm. This syndrome, often confused with Tennis Elbow, is caused by the entrapment of the PIN, (Posterior Interosseous Nerve) which is the most vital branch of…
Radial Tunnel Syndrome causes pain on the outer side of the elbow and the pain often radiates down the forearm. Often occurring at night, the pain is not accompanied by tingling or numbness.
The Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome takes place when the Ulnar Nerve becomes entrapped and compressed at the wrist. Subsequently, the ring and small fingers become numb. This syndrome might be caused by a fracture of an adjacent wrist bone or by a mass like a ganglion cyst. The Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome often gets diagnosed on nerve…
The Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome takes place when the Ulnar Nerve becomes entrapped and compressed at the wrist. Subsequently, the ring and small fingers become numb.
Mucous cysts are a kind of Ganglion Cyst that generally arises because of an underlying arthritis of a joint. These cysts are common causes of finger masses above the joint of the small finger near...
Mucous cysts are a kind of Ganglion Cyst that generally arises because of an underlying arthritis of a joint. These cysts are common causes of finger masses above the joint of the small finger nearest to the tip.
The shoulder is a major part of our body and offers a wide range of motions. The ball-and-socket shoulder joint also allows the arms to move in circular motions. Any problem with this joint leads to pain, suffering and a lot of discomfort. Let us study some of the most common problems of the shoulder…
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