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Welcome to the official blog of The Hand and Wrist Institute. Led by Dr. John Knight, The Hand and Wrist Institute is a leader in hand, wrist and upper extremity treatment. This blog is source of information for thousands of visitors each month. We hope you find topics and information that is not only interesting, but helpful.

Research on preventing falls can help reduce rate of elbow, wrist, and other injuries among seniors

September 15th, 2014
senior falls

Falls are a common source of injuries to various parts of the body, including the elbows and wrists....


Wrist Injury for Rafael Nadal Takes Him Out of U.S. Open: The Dangers of Hard-Driving Training

September 9th, 2014
tennis ball

In the world of tennis, a wrist injury might sound fairly common, but when it happens to a superstar...


Damian Copeland’s Wrist Injury Causes Concern within Big Cat Nation

September 2nd, 2014
football

The 2014 training camp started with such promise for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Then less than a week...


Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer Seriously Injures Hand After Not Treating the Issue Earlier

August 25th, 2014
baseball

We continue to see hand injuries on a regular basis in the world of baseball. While that also involv...


Will a wrist injury keep Rafael Nadal from defending the US Open title?

August 18th, 2014
tennis ball

Many people around the US play tennis, sometimes as an occasional recreational activity and other ti...


Elbow Injuries are Increasing in Major League Baseball: The New Threat for Young Pitchers

August 11th, 2014

In the world of major league baseball, pitchers seem to be under a lot of pressure to stay in perfec...


Sidney Crosby’s Wrist Injury Kept Quiet: Are Sports Stars Being Forced to Play with Hand and Wrist Injuries?

August 4th, 2014
hockey

We constantly hear about wrist injuries in sports stars that sometimes don’t get treated as so...


Is It Safe To Play Sports With A Wrist Injury?

July 28th, 2014
hockey

The good news is that the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup.  The bad news is that their goalie...


Ronda Rousey Suffers Hand Injury Winning Brutal UFC Match

July 22nd, 2014

After 16 seconds of brutal efficiency unloaded on her pinned opponent at UFC 175, Alexis Davis, Rond...


Hand or arm injuries during soccer are a risk worth noting

July 14th, 2014
soccer ball

As a sport that greatly restricts the use of one’s hands, soccer generally isn’t associa...


Pitching the ball and injuring the elbow: A look at baseball elbow injuries

July 8th, 2014

Chad Billingsley of the Dodgers recently suffered a partially torn flexor tendon in his right elbow,...


Chris Young’s accident shows how cutting your hand in the kitchen could lead to surgery

July 1st, 2014

When country singer Chris Young recently set about preparing some food in his home, he cut himself d...


Stress fracture in the wrist puts Wil Myers out of commission for weeks

June 23rd, 2014

During a recent game against the Red Sox, the Tampa Bay Rays didn’t only lose the game. They a...


Study Shows Weight is A Factor in Elbow Surgery Recovery

June 18th, 2014
scale

It’s no secret that weight plays a role in overall health, but does it play a factor in surger...


To mobile device users: Text safely to prevent injury to the thumb and the rest of the hand

June 11th, 2014
texting

Mashable.com recently came out with a good article advising people on how to reduce the risks of dev...