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


Major League Baseball is Concerned About the Increase in Elbow Injuries

June 4th, 2014
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The elbow is one of those joints you give very little thought to, until it is injured. Then, when it...


As Spring Arrives, So Do an Increase in Wrist Injuries

May 27th, 2014
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According to a recent report, wrist injuries tend to increase with the arrival of spring. With the n...


Tennis elbow and now tennis wrist: The effects of superhuman athleticism on human joints

May 19th, 2014
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The New York Times recently came out with an interesting article on the increasing prevalence of wri...


What kind of elbow injury is Ivan Nova dealing with?

May 12th, 2014
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The latest reports about Ivan Nova of the Yankees state that he’s received a recommendation to...


Will the Prevalence of SmartWatches Bring a New Generation of Wrist Problems?

May 5th, 2014

In our “gotta-have-it-now” society, people are apparently too impatient to pull their ph...


Twins players show how even relatively minor wrist problems can impair functioning

April 29th, 2014
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As with pretty much any other part of the body, problems with the wrist exist on a spectrum of sever...


Elbow Surgery In the Future for Cory Gearrin

April 21st, 2014
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The Atlanta Braves have struck out again with another player that will undergo elbow surgery. This t...


New study investigates ways to predict the risk of wrist fractures in postmenopausal women

April 14th, 2014
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A commonplace health problem that women deal with post-menopause is diminished bone density. If the...