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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.

Wrist problems make tennis more difficult for Juan Martin del Potro

January 22nd, 2015
tennis ball

Following tendon surgery on his wrist, Juan Martin del Potro missed a year of tennis-playing and, ac...


Living with the loss of a hand: Issues to consider

January 20th, 2015
anxiety

A heart-wrenching story made the news recently involving a New York City Sanitation Department worke...


Injuries to the elbow and other parts of the arm jeopardize Bono’s guitar-playing ability

January 12th, 2015
guitar

The New York Daily News recently published an article on Bono, world-famous singer and songwriter. B...


Blake Comeau’s wrist injury highlights hockey risks

January 5th, 2015
hockey

As a contact sport played on ice, hockey often results in serious injuries to players. The wrist is...


Cowboy’s Running Back DeMarco Surgery For Broken Bone In Left Hand

December 29th, 2014
football

DeMarco Murray, the leader rusher in the NFL helped propel his team to the win last Sunday with the ...


Baseball players get feedback on their elbow from a hi-tech sleeve: Implications for injury prevention

December 19th, 2014
baseball

Professional athletes regularly have to deal with injuries, costing them critical game and practice ...


Think You’re Out of Commission with a Wrist Fracture? Falcon’s Player Shows Importance of Evaluation

December 12th, 2014
football

The Atlanta Falcons know that this is the point of the season when it’s important to have ever...


Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton Recent Hand Injury: A Look at Metacarpal Fractures

December 5th, 2014
football

Hand injuries might seem common in football, though they’re usually caused by commonplace fall...


Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal and His Scaphoid Wrist Fracture: How it’s Treated

November 28th, 2014
basketball

It seems were always hearing about wrist fractures in the NBA, and a new one has just occurred rig...


Chris Wood’s Wrist Injury

November 21st, 2014
golf

How a bruised wrist can be worse than you expected For professional golfer Chris Wood, a recent care...


MLB Players Head in for Elbow Surgeries

November 13th, 2014
baseball

The World Series is over, so that means a break from baseball. It also means this is the time that p...


What makes a wrist sprain minor? And should you follow Anthony Davis’s example when healing?

November 6th, 2014
basketball

Basketball player Anthony Davis, a forward for the New Orleans Pelicans, sprained his wrist recentl...


Wrist Injuries Sure to Increase with Upcoming Basketball Season

November 3rd, 2014
basketball

It’s still pre-season in the NBA, but the Washington Wizards are already feeling the effect of...


NJ Lt. Governor Found Out the Hard Way: Bikes Can Be Rough on Your Elbow and Wrist This Week

October 27th, 2014
cycling

Riding bikes isn’t just for kids, but it seems incidents in falling off these wheeled contrapt...


Hand Injury for L.A. Laker Nick Young: Treatments for a Torn Thumb Ligament

October 16th, 2014
basketball

Yet another hand injury has plagued an NBA basketball player as the result of stress on the ligament...