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The GAMC Orthopedic Center - Hand Conditions/Information

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Arthritis of the Finger Joints  Disease that causes pain and deformity in the fingers. Download a printable PDF 
Arthritis of the Thumb

Disease that causese pain and deformity in the thumb.

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Artificial Joint Replacement of the Finger Replaces damaged surfaces of the finger joints.  Download a printable PDF 
Artificial Joint Replacement of the Thumb Replaces damanged surfaces of the thumb. Download a printable PDF 
Boutonniere Deformity of the Finger Caused when the mechanism that controls finger movement is damaged.  Download a printable PDF  
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Caused when the median nerve gets squeezed inside the carpal tunnel. Download a printable PDF  
Dupuytren's Contracture Thick nodules that form in the palm of the hand and impede finger movement. Download a printable PDF  
Dupuytren's Contracture Surgery Surgery to remove diseased tissue and restore movement to the finger.  Download a printable PDF  
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release A minimally invasive procedure that allows surgeons to release the ligament causing pain. Download a printable PDF  
Finger Fusion Surgery Surgical treatment for arthritis of the finger. Download a printable PDF  
Guyon's Canal Syndrome The entrapment of the ulnar nerve in the wrist. Download a printable PDF  
Hand Anatomy Learn more about the anatomy of the hand.  Download a printable PDF  
Mallet Finger Injuries Caused when the tendon that attaches to the small bone of the finger is injured. Download a printable PDF  
Mucous Cyst Small fluid-filled sacs that form on the fingers, associated with osteoarthritis.  Download a printable PDF  
Open Carpal Tunnel Release Open surgery to relieve pressure on the median nerve.  Download a printable PDF  
PIP Joint Injuries Strains, sprains or tears of the proximal IP (PIP) join in the finger. Download a printable PDF  
Resection Arthroplasty of the Thumb Surgical treatment for thumb arthritis where the joint is replaced with a rolled up piece of tendon.  Download a printable PDF  
Swan Neck Deformity of the Finger A finger with a hyperextended PIP joint and a flexed DIP joint, caused by disease or injury.  Download a printable PDF  
Thumb Fusion Surgery Surgical treatment for thumb arthritis.  Download a printable PDF  
Trigger Finger Conditions affecting the movement of the tendons as they bend the fingers or thumb toward the palm.  Download a printable PDF  
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries Injury to the band of tissue attached to the middle joint of the thumb.  Download a printable PDF  

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