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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.

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

April 14th, 2014
older woman

A commonplace health problem that women deal with post-menopause is diminished bone density. If the...


Georges St. Pierre talks Drug Testing and Retirement on Hand and Wrist TV

April 7th, 2014
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The Hand and Wrist TV show launched with a MMA show that featured Georges St. Pierre. George St. Pie...


Braves’ Kris Medlen Dealing with Another Elbow Injury

April 7th, 2014
baseball

The regular season for Major League Baseball is about to start, so the last thing any team wants to ...


Houston Rockets’ James Harden Recovering from Elbow Hyperextension: What are the Symptoms and Treatments?

March 31st, 2014
basketball

In sports injuries, you hear plenty about wrist and hand injuries, though you’ll occasionally ...


Mats Zuccarello is out of the game with a hand fracture

March 24th, 2014
hockey

Recently, Mats Zuccarello of the NY Rangers sustained a non-displaced hand fracture while playing fo...


Cowboy’s DeMarcus Ware to Undergo Elbow Surgery

March 17th, 2014
football

While it seems like news from the NFL is quiet now that the Superbowl is over, this is the time of ...


Shaun White’s Wrist Injury in Winter Olympics Gives New Attention to Wrist Injuries in Snowboarding

March 10th, 2014
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Snowboarder Shaun White may be the most famous name in snowboarding, mainly for getting his sport wi...


How long will it take Andrea Bargnani’s elbow injury to heal?

March 4th, 2014
basketball

Andrea Bargnani of the New York Knicks recently suffered a serious injury to the elbow during a gam...


Memphis Grizzlie’s Mike Miller is Reminded that a Hand Injury Can Be Debilitating

February 24th, 2014
basketball

The Memphis Grizzlies managed to get a win over the Sacramento Kings recently, but, as always, when ...


Basketball player injures hand – but not during a game

February 17th, 2014
basketball

Branden Dawson of Michigan State recently broke his hand, and not in the middle of a basketball game...


What do distal forearm fractures tell us about children’s bone density?

February 10th, 2014
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A recent study conducted at Mayo Clinic examines distal forearm fractures and what they can tell us ...


The latest research findings on minimally invasive surgery for tennis elbow

February 4th, 2014
Painful elbow

Like other overuse injuries, tennis elbow can lead to chronic pain and debilitation, as those suffer...


Could suffering a wrist fracture increase your risk of getting a hip fracture?

January 27th, 2014
wrist fracture

Suffering a fracture, especially at an advanced age, leads to a greater risk of long-term debilitati...


Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant Injures Wrist in Fall

January 20th, 2014
basketball

Basketball season is in full swing, and that means the competition is heating up, players are gettin...


Are Hand Injuries Becoming More Common in the NBA?

January 13th, 2014
basketball

In most recent news,  Anthony Davis, number 23 of the New Orleans Pelicans was benched as a result ...