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Nov
2017

Waiting too long for surgery can be painful by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

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One of the most common injuries seen in a hand surgeon’s office is termed the “distal radius fracture” It is a common injury that afflicts one of the bones in the forearm. The significance of this injury lies in the fact that the distal radius serves as a surface upon which the wrist rests and moves. If this surface is…

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15
Nov
2017

Sliding for the home run – by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

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As our Houston Astros celebrate their first ever World Series win, the town is celebrating. The baseball fields are filled with excited and newly inspired baseball players of all ages. As they swell with pride for their home town, they are playing this amazing sport. They are practicing batting, sprints, sliding into bases. Sports certainly have an incredible effect on…

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14
Nov
2017

Hurricane Harvey – A fall though the roof by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

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As many of you know, Hurricane Harvey affected many Houstonians. Thousands of homes were washed away and flooded. Hundreds of thousands of people were affected in this historic tragedy. Many people sustained serious injuries while trying to escape the flood waters. Some conservative estimates rate the damage at 100 Billion Dollars. At ROC, we were one of the first centers…

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14
Nov
2017

Keep your fingers away from fan blades by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

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The greatest majority of all injuries are to the person’s hand. Our hands get cut, bruised, broken, and sprained. They feel numb, tingly, drop objects, and wake us up from sleep. The largest number of hand injuries affects the fingertips. Fingertips are generally the first point of contact with any potentially dangerous object. The patient in the example below cut…

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12
Jun
2017

“Can You Get Me Back on the Court, Doc?”

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ACL reconstruction and Meniscus Repair. A very energetic 21 year-old patient was playing basketball one day. He went up for a rebound, and when he came down, he felt a pop in his right knee. He immediately knew something was wrong. He suffered extreme right knee pain, swelling and had difficulty walking on his right leg. His grandmother had been…

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12
Jun
2017

The Slip and Fall Wrist Injury by Dr. Amit Patel

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A fall from a standing height can result in a break of the wrist bone called the Distal Radius. This break of the wrist (fracture) is the most common break of the human body. These fractures can result from falls or car accidents. In the elderly, they typically result after a simple fall on an outstretched hand. A 71-year old…

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01
Jun
2017

When Your Fingers and Wrist Go Limp – by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

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Everybody today knows of Carpal Tunnel. It has become this mythical scary disease that “afflicts avid typists”. It is a disease that strikes the median nerve in the wrist. But what about the other important nerves? About 1/3 of the patients with hand pain come in worried and thinking they have carpal tunnel syndrome and they need surgery. This is,…

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24
May
2017

Scaphoid, the Achilles heel by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

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The Scaphoid bone has a funny name, because it derives it from the Greek word Scaphoides. This means boat shaped, corresponding to the shape of the bone. The function of this boat-shaped bone is to couple the motion of several other bones in the wrist. The reason, that this bone gets so much attention is because of its healing properties.…

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23
May
2017

Can We Sew A Thumb Back On?

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The thumb contributes approximately 50 % of the function of the hand. This is because the thumb is a strong and adaptable digit that opposes the rest of the fingers in the hand. The thumb can perform fine manipulation to grab small objects, for example pinch. It also rotates when you need to grip a heavy object. It is the thumb’s functional…

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16
May
2017

Don’t Loose Hope – Lives Shattered by Table Saws – by Dr. Shuhatovich

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There are very few instances when a Hand Surgeon cannot anticipate severity of injury en-route. Two of the most devastating injuries are explosions and table saws. Both wreak havoc of a patient’s hand with devastating consequences. A myriad of injuries are possible. These usually include a combination of all; tendon, nerve blood vessel, bone and ligament injury. One such patient…

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